I didn’t enroll in ballet class when I was a little girl. It’s so odd to me that my mom didn’t suggest it, especially since I have always had a thing for all things girly and pink! Now that I’m an adult, I’m kind of sad that I didn’t get to wear a pink tutu and matching tights back then. It’s way past appropriate for me to wear one now (although I did attend a tutu party at a friend’s house a few months ago and I wore one over my sweats – lol), so I thought I’d channel my love for the pink and the pretty through these tutu cookies!
The design of this cookie must be credited to the wonderfully talented Peggy Porschen. When I attended her school, the Peggy Porschen Academy, I fell in love with these and knew I had to recreate them when I returned home. Also, if you’re looking to get your hands on this cookie cutter (or any), I purchased it from Cheap Cookie Cutters, which I absolutely love.
Little Pink Tutu Cookies Tutorial
Make your royal icing. A recipe, as well as picture-by-picture instructions, can be found in this post.
Divide your soft-peak royal icing into two clean bowls. Add a few drops of light pink food colouring to one bowl and a few drops of bright pink to the other bowl (I used AmeriColour Gel Paste Colors in Soft Pink and Electric Pink). Cover the bowl of bright pink icing with a clean, damp towel.
Fit a pastry bag with a plain piping tip (I used a #2) and spoon in some of the light pink royal icing. Cover the remainder in the bowl with another clean and damp towel.
Pipe a border around the edges of your cookie s(or in the shape that you’d like).
Next, turn the remaining light pink royal icing into runny/flood consistency, pour into a squeeze bottle and flood your cookies.
Let the cookies dry for an hour. Fit another pastry bag with a plain piping tip (I used a #2 again), spoon in some of the bright pink royal icing. Pipe a border on top of the edges of your tutu.
Add shoulder straps, a waistline and skirt details.
Allow cookies to dry over night.
Place each cookie in a cellophane bag for gifts or favours…or just keep them for yourself.