How to Make Wedding Love Cookies
Is there something in the water? Love potion concentrate perhaps? Because my mailbox has been FLOODED with invites to weddings. (By "flooded" I mean two invites, but still.) I'm not complaining though; I love a good wedding. Playing dress up while catching up with friends you haven't seen in ages, the open bar (obviously), and the free photo booth opportunities to update your social media profiles are all fun wedding perks for attending.
With weddings on the brain, inspiration lead me to create this next set of wedding cookies and cookie cutters.
Wedding Cookie Cutters
Just added to the shop are four new cookie cutters.
The overlapping glass design of this champagne glasses cookie cutter helps prevent a frail spot on the cookie where the thin stem of each glass would be. The resulting shape makes the cookie more sturdy for shipping or while handling. Cheers to that!
The “shorter” sister to the ribbon banner cookie cutter, this ribbon flag cookie cutter allows for more lengthy words or phrases. “Just Married” or “Congrats Grad” are examples that would work perfectly.
This wedding couple cookie cutter is more like a 2-for-1 deal. This cutter design combines both a bride’s wedding dress with a groom's tuxedo suit attached. This allows for a more sturdy cookie than with just a dress or tux alone.
Using both wedding imagery and script letters for the word “Love”, this wedding love cookie cutter would make the perfect, unique wedding favor for your party guests. This is also the cookie I'd like to showcase with today's tutorial.
Below, I lay out the steps on how to recreate these wedding love cookies.
Template for Wedding Love Cookies
The overall cookie design for the wedding love cookies isn't, in my opinion, super complicated. However, any time lettering is involve, I get nervous if I have to do it freehand. That's why I wanted to provide you with a template you can use as a helpful guide. This template also has all four wedding designs included.
You can download the wedding 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.
The Decorating Process
Often times, when you're asked to make cookies for a wedding, you are typically requested to match the color palette of the event. Feel free to change these colors as you see fit. For the colors used in this tutorial, I mixed the following colors:
- Minty green royal icing (I mixed a tiny amount of Americolor Sky Blue and Americolor Peach.)
- Gold royal icing (I used Americolor Gold.)
- Coral pink royal icing (I mixed Americolor Electric Pink with Americolor Lemon Yellow.)
- Black royal icing (I mixed Americolor Super Black.)
- While royal icing (I used Americolor Bright White.)
Begin by outlining and flooding the entire cookie with mint green icing. Allow this to dry completely before moving on (about 1 to 2 hours).
After the base had time to dry, add the gold ring and the white V-shaped shirt. Let these set for about 20 minutes.
Next, add a diamond on the ring with white icing, and tuxedo lapels on the shirt with black icing.
Now it's time to move on to the cursive script letters. Using the outside edge of the cookie as a guide, carefully pipe a capital letter "L". Do the same with the letter "e" at the end.
For lettering, I always like using a PME #1 tip. It's thin enough to pipe the skinny parts of the letters while large enough to keep the icing flowing. For the thick parts of the letter, I like to just go back over those areas with more icing.
Finish this cookie off by adding the final, small details. Pipe a small pink heart in the middle of the ring with stiff-ish pink icing. Next, add the "wing" ends of the bow tie with black icing. Give it time to set (about 15 minutes.)
Next, Add the center dot of the bow tie and small dot buttons with black icing. Lastly, with a food marker (I used a Rainbow Dust pen in Air Force Blue), draw in the diamond detail lines.
The steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video I put together.
Below are all the finished decorated cookies of this wedding collection. Just for reference, the champagne glasses used in this set was the "small" size. A larger "regular" size is also available.
Congrats to the all the newly engaged couples and newlyweds out there!