These baby girl carousel cookies were a lot of fun! Because mixing the colors can be a very time-consuming part of the process, I always take a moment to draw out a draft of my design. It doesn’t have to be terribly detailed, but it helps give me an idea of how much flood/piping icing I need for each of my colors, and a basic blueprint for getting started.
Sometimes, I don’t have a clear idea of what I want, so I try a few ideas just to see which design I like the best. For example, you can see in the image above that I experimented with the look of a diagonal tutu (bottom left), which I ultimately decided against.
Baby girl carousel cookiesThe carousel horses were originally a yellow-beige until I painted them with a little bit of gold dust. This extra effort to detail makes all the difference, and really makes the colors pop! All packed up and ready to go.
Originally posted on December 15, 2017