Google Sugar Dot Cookies: Beach Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Beach Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

This batch was soooo fun to decorate!

I think they're super cute but there are several things that I would do differently next time.

The sailboats . . . totally adorable BUT I'm thinking that the scallopy bottomed sails aren't working for me.  Just plainly, slightly curved next time.  Notice that I remembered to make them reverse images unlike the palm trees and fish.  Dang it.  I like when the designs are going in opposite directions.  I think it makes for a better presentation.  Oh well.

The fish . . . to give them mouths or not?  I can never decide when I'm doing animals.  Sometimes it takes them to the next level of cuteness.  Other times they just look silly, in a not cute kind of way.  I chose not to give these fishies mouths and they look like they're missing something.  Next time, simple, tiny mouths to cuten them up.

The palm trees . . . meh.  That about sums it up.  Kinda boring looking.  They're a nice addition to the collection, but alone they're just not very inspiring (or inspired).

The round cookies . . . LOVE!  The tropical flowers were made using Sugarbelle's technique for Hawaiian shirts.  They were so easy and fun to do.  I love the look.  I don't however love the outline that I put around the smaller cookies.  They looked much more crisp and clean without it.  Thankfully I left the larger ones without the outline.

It's funny.  Sometimes when I outline a design at the very end, it's just what the cookie needed and really improves the look.  I was expecting the same thing this time.  Nope.

I sound pretty negative, don't I?  I don't mean to be.  It's constructive criticism of my work, given by me!  I'm quite pleased with how these came out but I learn something every time and look forward to testing out those lessons.

I'm ready to try this collection again!


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