Saturday, November 8, 2014

Pastel Rainbow Cookies

My oldest daughter asked for rainbow cookies to share with her class for her birthday last year and she asked for rainbow cookies again this year. I used the rainbow cookie cutter from the Wilton 3 Piece St. Patrick's Day Cookie Cutter Set. I outlined the clouds in white and then filled them with white, flood consistency royal icing. I let these dry for a couple of hours and then piped on the rainbow with a Wilton #13 star tip. I made sure the royal icing was a stiff consistency so that the stars would keep their shape. This was actually a very easy project. Mixing the different colors and piping the stars took some time, but it wasn't that bad.

To obtain the pastel colors I used the following Americolor food gels:

  • Pink: Dusty pink with a very small amount of royal blue (I used a tiny drop added with a toothpick)
  • Orange: Orange with a very small amount of dusty pink
  • Yellow: 1/3 Lemon yellow and 2/3 Egg Yellow
  • Green: Avocado with a small amount of Leaf Green
  • Blue: Sky Blue
  • Purple: Dusty Pink, Sky Blue, and Royal Purple

 I used Sweet Sugar Belle's trick that she describes here here to make the icing colors match.

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