Haniela's

Shrimp Pasta Cookie Salad

Thursday, May 24, 2018


Today on the menu : Shrimp Pasta Salad made out of cookies.
Are you in our are you out? If you are in keep on reading and be sure to watch the video below to learn how to make this adorable cookie treat.
Even if you are not a fan of food pranks I've got you covered with the real pasta dish. I love this pasta dressing recipe, have you tried it yet?


Detailed Tutorial on how to make Shrimp Cookie Pasta or watch the video below
Cookie Cutters : small bow cutter, small round cutters(one larger and one smaller), mini acorn cutter, mini candy cane cutter- use pliers to shape it into the shrimp shape, large round cutter to make the peas.
Food Colors by Americolor Brand

Cutters I used for this project.

Here are the different colored icing bags I used for this project.

Let iced cookie dry overnight and they you can package them to your liking.

Let's eat!

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