It's not often that I get a request for decorated cookies but on occasion, it does happen. When it does, I look forward to the change of pace and the ability to NOT have to stack and transport a cake. (If you've done it, you know how stressful it can be.)
Aside from the slew of bottles of different colored icing, in different consistencies, with different tips, AND finding royal icing in the most bizarre places for a week, it's a very enjoyable creative outlet.
These cookies were created for a Sweet Sixteen as the party favors for my client's daughter. She was celebrating with a Tropical Luau Themed Event. With that in mind, they asked for hibiscus cookies.
Since I don't have a Hibiscus Cutter, I took a star cutter and my pliers and made my own. Metal cookie cutters are a real blessing for that reason. They are inexpensive and easy to tweak.
My client called and e-mailed me to let me know how happy she and her daughter were with their cookies and sent a few photos of the Birthday Girl. I love happy endings...