Today I’m going to show you how to make decorated Tomato Cookies. With simple wet on wet technique you can make these fun vegetable cookies in no time. Let’s go!
We’ve been growing tomatoes for the last 10 years. When we first started with vegetable gardening we grew tomato plants in large containers. Then few years later we expanded to a large raised bed. It allows us to grow more veggies and varieties of tomatoes. July is when tomatoes start to turn from green to deep red. And we’ve been picking small cherry plum tomatoes already.
For those of you who are less enthusiastic about fresh tomatoes here is a fun sweet alternative. Make sugar cookies a decorate them with icing and make them look like tomatoes.
HOW TO DECORATE TOMATO COOKIES
I used a round cutter to make tomato slices and I also cut few rounds in half moon shapes. Decorating process is same for both shapes. I used wet on wet technique to create these tomato cookies. Don’t allow icing to crust as it will become hard to blend colors together once icing is crusted.
If this is your first time decorating cookies, check out my tutorial about Royal Icing Consistency. It covers basics of decorating and one of the most important aspect of cookie decorating – consistency.
COLOR AND CONSISTENCY :
- Dark Red, Light Red – 15 second consistency
- Light Ivory Yellow – into the ivory add a tough of yellow- 15 second consistency
- Dark Yellow, Light Yellow – 15 second consistency
- Dark Yellow – 20 second consistency -seeds
DECORATING STEPS :
Spread a thin layer of dark red royal icing on a round cookie. Let the icing crust well, about 30 minutes. Then take dark red icing and outline and flood the cookies. Keeping the uneven triangular sections/locular cavities and center/columella unflooded.
Next, take light red icing and pipe a line/vascular bundle close the to the edge/outer skin.
Ice middle/columella with light red and ivory yellow. Also with light red and ivory yellow pipe peninsula shapes/placenta in the triangular sections/locular cavities.
Use a needle tool to blend light red line next the edge into the dark red icing. Blend and shape icing with a needle tool.
To make the core of the tomato I used dark yellow and light yellow royal icing. Pipe dark yellow dots and then light yellow dots in the center. Again, blend it with a needle tool. Let the icing crust. Now we are ready to pipe the seeds with dark yellow royal icing 20 second consistency.
Repeat the decorating process with half round shape.
TO MAKE TOMATO COOKIES YOU NEED
- Cut-Out Sugar Cookie Recipe, Vegan Cookies, Gluten Free Cookies
- Royal Icing
- Meringue Powder
- Favorite Decorating Tools
- Round Cookie Cutter
- Piping Bags
- Food Colors : super red, ivory, yellow
- Needle Tool
- USEFUL TUTORIALS
- How to Thin Royal Icing / Guide to Royal Icing Consistency
- Royal Icing FAQ
- How to Freeze Royal Icing
MORE FUN FOOD INSPIRED TREATS :
- Cantaloupe Cookies
- Sushi Cookies
- Bite Size Veggie Cookies
- Watermelon Pinata Cookies
- Dragon Fruit Cookies
- Watermelon Layer Cake
- Waffle Cookies
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