Google Sugar Dot Cookies: St Patrick's Day Decorated Sugar Cookies

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

St Patrick's Day Decorated Sugar Cookies

How about a few shamrock cookies for St Patrick's Day? For these, I flooded alternating sections with 20-second royal icing, letting each section dry before moving on to the next.

Then I got out my new KopyKake projector. That thing's a little intimidating! I wanted to make some "Keep Calm" cookies so I made up a little saying for St Patrick's Day.

Then I wanted to make some super cute derby hat cookies, with little shamrocks tucked into the hatbands.

I bought this derby hat cutter because my family has a running joke about them. Ever since we were little, if anyone ever asked my Dad what gift he bought for someone, his answer was (and still is) "a derby hat". Hilarious, right? Of course it is.

So I bought the cutter with plans to someday make derby hat cookies for a family event.

The St Patrick's Day hat idea happened before that though.

Unfortunately my vision of this adorable hat was much cuter as a vision than it was in reality. So.....

Keepin' it Real . . .

This is the section in my posts to show you the cookies that I'd really rather not. The cookies that didn't quite live up to the dream.

Ha ha ha ha ha! Cute concept. Very poor execution. Just look at those "shamrocks"! The top shamrocks were wet on wet. That was my plan but they were so awful that I then tried wet on dry. They were just as bad.

It wasn't until after I made these that I saw the perfect wet-on-wet shamrocks on LilaLoa's blog. She even shows us how to do it. Oh how I wish I had seen her post before making these! Well, there's always next year.


  1. Loving the "Keep Calm" cookie! I've been wanting to get a Kopykake projector for a while and those cookies make me want one even more!

  2. Thanks Jennifer! The Kopykake's going to take a lot of practice for me!

  3. Couple of long do you wait inbetween adding the next color on your shamrocks? 20 hour? Also, I'm soooo jealous of your KopyKake....did you just buy that? I saw one on ebay and was wondering if this is too much too soon. Like you, I started with the cookie decorating in Dec 2011 and have been obsessed. I would love it if you would consider doing videos of some of your work. Hope to see pics using the KopyKake :)

  4. Hi Maryann! I'd say 20 to 30 minutes before doing the next bit of shamrock. Just until it dries a bit while decorating the other cookies.

    The KopyKake is still brand new. I haven't had a chance to play with it too much. There's quite a learning curve there. It's rather awkward to pipe under it and my hand gets in the way of the light. It's going to take practice to get comfortable with it. I'm sooo not ready to do videos.

    Have you been to Sweetopia? She's an expert with the KopyKake and has videos.

  5. Thanks Dotty. I've been glued to the internet for months now and Sweetopia is one of my favorites. I didn't see the 1st Kopykake post you listed till now....great! Love that she includes the link for where to get it at the best price because it is significantly less.

    Looking forward to seeing what next you'll be up to. Can hardly believe how proficient you are at this after such a short time. Granted I know you've put in a TON of hours....but seriously, you are so talented. Thanks for sharing.

  6. That first link really helped me when I was thinking about buying the KopyKake.

    Proficient = Obsessed. ha! I just wish I had more time for cookies!


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