Oh my goodness, I had so much fun creating these watermelon cookie tutorials. The sweet sticks paint is officially so much fun to play with. I can say, quite honestly, I love to play with my food. I’m never going to grow up. Let’s begin with what supplies you will need.
Wilton Cake Decorating Supplies: 3 #2 or #3 round decorating tips, 3 disposable bags, 3 decorator couplers, 3 condiment bottles (can find at supermarket in generic brands), red food coloring gel and green food coloring gel.
Large rectangular cookie cutter
#6 Flat brush and #000 Liner Brush
Popsicle sticks/Craft sticks
Using my sugar cookie dough, roll out and cut out 12 rectangle cookies. You will want to roll out to 1/4 inch. Place 6 of the cutouts on a cookie sheet. Place popsicle stick so that an inch and a half is placed on the bottom center of cookie. Then take additional 6 cutouts and place them directly over the other cut outs with the popsicle stick pressed between the two layers of cookie dough. Use a popsicle stick to even up the layers and to square the layers up.
Prepare my meringue icing as given in the instructions. Divide it into three bowls and mix colors into two of them. You should have white, red and green icing. Add 2-3 heaping tablespoons to each disposable bag with coupler and tip already in place. Then take remaining icing and water down each bowl one Tablespoon of water at a time, mixing with a fork until you reach the desired consistency. You know it is right when the icing will naturally fall slowly to a flat point. Be careful to not thin it too much. It still needs to be a bit thick or it will run every where and won’t dry flat. Pour icing into condiment bottles and you are ready to decorate.
I hope you enjoy both tutorials for each cookie pictured above. Happy creating!