How to Make Stand Mixer Cookies
I remember it was nearly a decade ago when I bought my first stand mixer. It was a dark blue Kitchenaid tilt-head mixer that I purchased with my tax refund money.
Just having it in my kitchen made me feel, for the first time, like a real baker. It took 6 months before I actually made anything with it, but I could feel the potential with it just sitting pretty on my counter.
Well, after mixing hundreds of dough batches and an upgrade to a bigger model over the years, the thought of calling myself "a baker" feels legit now. If you love to bake as much as I do I think you're going to love these stand mixer cookies. They are a part of this 8-piece baking set that would put a smile on any baking fan's face. Here's how I decorated these little guys.
Stand Mixer Cookie Cutter
Just added to the shop is this new collection of baking-themed cookie cutters.
For this tutorial, I'll be decorating the mixer cookies in the SMALL size. For reference, each of the eight baking tool cookies are in the SMALL size. However, the baking plaque is in a REGULAR size in the example photos.
Template for the Stand Mixer Cookies
To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template of all the new baking themed designs, including this stand mixer cookie.
Click the link below for the downloadable template PDF file.
If you have a Kopykake or Pico projector, just print it out (or pull it up on your mobile device) and you are good to go. For those without a projector, follow the suggested steps below by cutting out the template and tracing the design onto the cookie with an edible food marker.
The Decorating Process
For the colors used for these stand mixer cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:
- Light Blue royal icing (I mixed Americolor Sky Blue with Turquoise.)
- Gray icing (I used just a tiny touch of Americolor Super Black.)
- White icing (I used Americolor Bright White.)
For those without a projector, mark the guideline where the mixer and bowl outlines should be, as shown. I made a template with template plastic from the PDF file above and used a scribe tool to etch the guideline the cookie.
I used a scribe instead of a marker because there was going be to naked cookie surface exposed at the end and I didn't want any marker ink to show.
Begin by filling in the top of the mixer with blue icing, and the bottom of the bowl with gray icing. Quickly add black pearl beads for the eyes. Let this icing set for 15 minutes.
Next fill in the lower area of the mixer and the top lip of the bowl, as shown. Let this icing dry (about an hour).
Add a white stripe on the top of the mixer, as shown. Also add the silver gray dot and bowl center accent.
Once the icing is fully dry, outline the mixer, as shown. Draw on the remaining facial details, like the smile and eyebrows, as well as the button controls, with a black food pen.
This is optional, but I thought rosy cheeks would be a nice touch to this cookie. I used pink petal dust from this petal dust palette and applied it with a food only paintbrush.
The decorating steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video.
As mentioned above, these stand mixer cookies are just one of eight new baking-themed cookie designs. Here are the completed cookies together as a set.
Just a reminder, these baking cookies are the SMALL size option in my shop. The Mother's Day baking plaque is the REGULAR size option.
If you like this set, you can visit my previous post on how to decorate the apron cookies.
I hope everyone is staying safe.