I love when Fourth of July falls on a Monday. It means you get to celebrate Independence Day all weekend, and still get the day off on Monday (if you don’t own a bed & breakfast, of course) to recover.
After breakfast this morning, we decorated our sugar cookies with icing stars for our Fourth of July BBQ. I think they turned out super cute, and are so simple to make.
What you need:
- Cake Mate® Decorating Tips (8-pack)
- Cake Mate® Shimmering Red Glitter Icing
- Cake Mate® Blue Icing
- Cake Mate® White Icing
- Red, white and blue sprinkles (optional)
- Sugar cookies
Here’s a quick video tutorial of how to easily pipe the flag onto these Star Spangled Sugar Cookies:
Step 1 – Attach the #2D drop flower decorating tip to the Cake Mate® White Icing tube. Pipe three large stars at the top left corner of the plain sugar cookie.
Step 2 – Attach the #18 small star decorating tip to the Cake Mate® Blue Icing tube. Pipe small stars around the large white stars in a square shape.
Step 3 – Attach the #12 large dot tip to the Cake Mate® Shimmering Red Glitter Icing tube. Starting at the top left corner (right beside the blue star square) pipe a row of large red dots along the top of the sugar cookie. This will be the first red stripe of the flag.
Step 4 – Remove and wash the round tip. Attach the #12 large dot tip to the Cake Mate® White Icing tube. Pipe a row of large white dots below the first red stripe. You can avoid having to wash the tip each time if you pipe all of the red stripes at once. Just be sure to leave enough space for a white stripe in between.
Step 5 – Complete all red and white stripe rows until there is no more space on the sugar cookie.
Step 6 – Add red white and blue sprinkles on top of the cookies.
You could also pipe different shaped stars and round dots in a ring around the sugar cookie for another cute style of cookie. I’ve found that when creating a ring around a cookie or cake, a random pattern and placement of stars looks best. Add sprinkles to the middle for a finishing touch.
Hope you have as much fun making and eating these cookies as we did. Happy Fourth of July!