How to Make Wedding Couple Cookies
After debuting my wedding love cookies set in my last post, I got tons of requests for a tutorial on the wedding couple cookies included in that post. First, I want to thank you for everyone's positive feedback on those wedding love cookies. It's always encouraging to hear you enjoy these tutorial posts and would like to see more. Second, because you asked, you shall now receive! This is a follow-on post from the last one, so I'll try to keep this post short and get right to it. Here's how to decorate your own set of wedding couple cookies.
Wedding Couple Plus Newly Available Cookie Cutters
As a reminder, the wedding couple cookie cutter, shown below, is available for purchase in my shop.
In addition to requests for this wedding couple decorating tutorial, I received many messages asking me to make variations for a set of brides and a set of grooms cookie cutters as well. It's nice to know that more and more of these weddings are becoming more prevalent. I was so touched by these requests that making them a reality was next on my cookie cutter to-do list.
You can now find the wedding grooms cookie cutter and the wedding brides cookie cutter available in my shop.
Template for Wedding Couple Cookies
Just like last time, I made a template of the bride & groom cookie design to help with the decorating process. Additionally, I included design templates for the set of brides and the set of grooms in the file, as well.
You can download the wedding couple cookies template HERE.
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.
For the colors of these cookies, I purposefully chose a different color combination than last time to show the versatility of this design. Matching the actual colors of the real wedding event should be easy to customize with these cookies. For reference, the colors I used in this tutorial are the following:
- Light Blue royal icing (I mixed a tiny amount of Americolor Sky Blue and Americolor Turquoise.)
- Yellow royal icing (I used Americolor Lemon Yellow and Americolor Ivory.)
- Pink royal icing (I mixed Americolor Deep Pink with Americolor Super Red.)
- Gray royal icing (I mixed a tiny amount of Americolor Super Black and Ivory.)
- While royal icing (I used Americolor Bright White.)
Begin by marking where the outline of the bride's dress should be. I made a dress template from the template file above and used a food marker to draw the guideline on the cookie.
Next, outline and fill the bride's dress section to the left of the cookie with white royal icing. Then, fill the section of the shirt on the groom with the same icing. Let the icing set for about 20 minutes.
Once the white icing had time to set and crust over, outline and fill the remaining suit area of the cookie. Leave the cookie to dry (about 1 to 2 hours).
After the base cookie had time to dry, begin adding the details. Start with the blue waist ribbon on the bride's dress. Then add the lapels and suit jacket outline on the groom with gray icing.
Next, with yellow icing, add the wing ends of the bow tie. Then add the floral dots with pink icing.
Lastly, add the final few touches. Place a dot on the center of the bow tie with yellow icing. Add a swirl of pink icing on the bride's dress floral dot. Then add shirt buttons using a food pen.
The steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video I put together.
The finished wedding bride & groom couple cookie should look like the one below.
For the other two wedding couple cookies available, here's a sample of a finished grooms set cookie.
And here's an example of the finished brides set cookie.
As another creative option, both the grooms set and the brides set cookie cutters could also double as a "Will you be my bridesmaid/groomsman?" cookie depending on how the outfits are decorated.
You'll also notice I included the ampersand cookie cutter in these examples. I love it when it's paired with the Magnolia Sky font, which is a current favorite of mine.