Haniela's

Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed Cookies

Tuesday, May 8, 2018



Let's celebrate Moms!
I thought it would be super cute to prepare breakfast in bed for Mother's day.
Happy Mother's Day Mom!



To make these cookies you need:

Step by step tutorial Breakfast in Bed Cookies for Mother's Day

Cookie Cutters : Oval Cookie Cutter (I used the largest cutter from the set to make the cereal bowl and I trimmed it with the smooth edger by SweetSugarbelle, Strawberry Cutter, Champagne Cutter, Beer Glass Cutter (to make the mason jar with the flower, I trimmed the handle) Croissant - hand cut with Pen Blade)
Food Colors by Americolor Brand

 Many of you wonder what kind of piping bags I use. I mainly use Disposable Piping Bags to decorate my cookies and I've used them to decorate cakes and with piping tips, too. They work well. I've used these bags for about 2 years now and I've got say so far so good. I get the 14inch ones because they are longer and I can easily tie the knot and trim the excess with scissors. No need to use the rubber bands.


I always start with the sketch board, though I have to admit it wasn't always the case. In the beginning of my cookie decorating adventure I wasn't thinking much about the designs, I just went with what ever I thought of at the moment.


If time allows I try to bake my cookie day ahead before I decorate. You can certainly decorate cookies on the day you bake them as I have done so many times. My preference though is letting them rest a day.

To make Croissant Cookie I printed a template and hand cut the cookies. I'm sure you can probably get a custom cutter made or maybe there is a croissant cutter out there. I don't have one in my vast collection of cookie cutters. 
I've been decorating for years and I'm realizing I go through stages of techniques I like to do more than others. I really like using wet on wet technique. Advantage is you get your cookies done  fast, disadvantage is you need color lots of icing. I know painting on royal icing is hugely popular these days but I'm just not into that so much, not yet. But you never know next month I might pick it up because I'll see something inspiring and painting will be my new thing. For now let's make some Croissants with 3 different colors of royal icing, shall we?

  

I like Mimosa, it's light and refreshing and celebbratory so why not for Mother's day.


I also make a lot of royal icing transfers, they are time savers and can bring your design to life.
For the cereal bowl I made cereal and blueberries ahead of time. To make royal icing transfers you can use Parchment paper, Wax paper or Food Grade Acetate Sheets.  I prefer using acetate sheets.





Even though I have few mason jar cookie cutters I used a Beer Glass Cutter to make the mason jar with the flower. All I had to do is trim the side handle and look it is a perfect fit. I also love this flower design so much.


More Mother's Day Ideas

Cherry Blossom Cake

Buttercream Hydrangea and Ranunculus Mason Jar Cake


Hydrangea Meringue Cookies

Ranunculus Meringue Cookies


Succulent Meringue Wreath


Disney Little Mermaid Gingerbread House

Wednesday, May 2, 2018


It's no secret I love making gingerbread houses. 
Today I dove into the deep blue ocean and dug up this beautiful Little Mermaid House. It even has bubbles and all.
As you all know, it was a labor of love to put this together and I'm super happy with it. It's magical, with so many cute details. Which is your favorite?


Little Mermaid Video Tutorial - watch it here

To make Little Mermaid Gingerbread house you need:

Tools:
Disposable Piping BagsFood only paint brushEdible Markers by FooDoodlers or Americolor Brand MarkersAmericolor Foodcolors

Cookie Cutters - Chimney - from this cutter setCookie Cutters - house panelsTweezers used in the videoLight Brown Marker

Piping tip #2- for the mermaid tail
Petal Tip for roof
Edible Gold Luster Dust-to paint the tail
Blue Petal Dust for the front door
White Sanding Sugar
Pearls
Silicone Mold for fondant accents
Sea Shell Silicone Mold
To make sand I used brown sugar and granulated sugar
Icing comb 
Needle Tool


RecipesGingerbread Dough for Centerpieces - if making your own house panelsRoyal Icing 

This is the template for the front door, corals, seas shells etc.

This is a template for mermaid tail, and side window.

 Here are few photos from the process. For a full step by step tutorial check out my video.
Gingerbread roof panels
Royal Icing Transfers drying


Royal Icing decorations
Rocks

Corals
Scallop Shell for the window
 

Side Window
Front Door


Mermaid Tail
Mermaid Tail painted with gold


Panels freshly iced and combed with icing comb

Chimney
Decorated Side panel 


House Assembly

One of my favorite elements from this house are the bubbles, they are so fun and add a really nice mood to the design.