Nothing gets me going like a good recipe and a new dish to bake. The planning, the excitement when the dish looks like its working out, the joy of seeing my family and friends gobble it up and eagerly looking forward to what I can bake next, everything about baking makes me happy (the messy kitchen counter top aside :p) Here's a peek into my kitchen, my cooking, my wonderland.

Friday, 31 January 2014

Muah cookies

Care for a kiss?
Long time no see and yes, it's all my fault. One of these days I'm gonna give myself a shelling over how I've been so irregular with my blog. For those of you who are still around, I am coming up with a project on the blog that will have me blogging more regularly and more importantly, share with you'll some great recipes/designs. So stay tuned and once again, I am so sorry for the long absence. I only hope the adage absence makes the heart fonder applies here :p  But for now, I am making up for that with a step by step tutorial of a cookie design that I fell in love with the minute I saw it. Valentine's Day is around the corner and I don't know about you, but I like cheeky ones rather than sappy valentines and this one has cheeky 'smacked' all over it. It's such a simple design that even someone with no cookie decorating experience can do it with ease and that's why this is the first tutorial of the year. Simple and fabulous, this one's a keeper and I take no credit to the design. Sweetambs is the original creator of this design (as far as I know) and I followed suit and I hope you do too.. 

For this project you'll need - 

  • Cookie dough (You can use shortbread or sugar cookie dough for this). Here are some popular links for both - here and here
  • A heart shaped cookie cutter.
  • Or go and buy a ready-made heart shaped cookie  if you are feeling lazy and use that.
  • Royal icing (in flood consistency/ten second consistency) - you can find my recipe and details here.
  • Red food colour (gel or powder based).
  • A toothpick, scribe tool or a long blunt needle.
  • Piping bags/parchment piping cones or just a ziplock.