Emoji Desserts and Recipes

 How to Make Poop Emoji Brownies

by livinglocurto.com

These easy to make Poop Emoji Brownies are the cutest party dessert! A perfect birthday party celebration treat for any emoji lover.HOW TO MAKE POOP EMOJI BROWNYou’ll Need:Mini Muffin Tin & Brownie Mix or store bought brownies. ~ For these Poop Emoji Brownies, I used the store bought mini brownies from my grocery store bakery. Here’s a great homemade brownie recipe.Cake FrostingCandy Google EyesBlack Edible Marker (optional)Watch the video below for a detailed tutorial

Poop Emoji Cookie Bites

 

 

A few notes about these cookie bites. Use buttercream frosting, not royal icing, because you want them to be dimensional, and buttercream just works better for that.  You can use store-bought frosting, but just make sure to add powdered sugar to thicken it. After making the cookies, it’s not necessary, but I find it best to refrigerate them. That way, the frosting really sets well and doesn’t sink at all, and handling them is so much easier. After-the-fact I realized I should have used my chocolate cut-out cookie dough (duh). Next time.

what to do: Prepare cookie dough, chill, roll out, cut out circles, bake and let cool completely. Prepare chocolate buttercream frosting (or use store-bought), thickening with powdered sugar so that the frosting holds its shape well. Pour into a decorating bag fitted with the tip and close with a rubber band. To make the smiles, cut a mini marshmallow in quarters. TIP: For easier cutting, grease the scissors with a bit of Crisco, butter or cooking spray. Pipe a swirl of chocolate on a cookie. Add two eyes and the marshmallow smile.

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Emoji Cupcake

By craftsy.com 

MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • Prepared cupcakes
  • Yellow icing
  • Small spatula
  • Yellow, black, white, pink, red and light blue fondant
  • Fondant rolling pin with 1/8″ and 1/16″ guide rings
  • Round decorating tips (Nos. 7 and 12)
  • 1¼” and 2½” circle cutters
  • Small oval cutter
  • Small teardrop cutter
  • Small heart cutter
  • Knife tool
  • Precision knife
  • Water/glue and brush
  • Pink shimmer dust and brush
  • STEP 1:

    As you can see, I’ve covered the entirety of the cupcake surface with fondant to decorate these emoji cupcakes. To do so, use a small spatula to add a thin layer of icing to the cupcakes.

    STEP 2:

    Roll out yellow fondant 1/8″ thick with the rolling pin and guide rings. Cut out a circle with a large round cutter (approximately 2½” in diameter). Make sure your cutter is bigger than the cupcake itself to allow the fondant to fit over the dome of the cupcake. Place the fondant circle over the cupcake and pat the sides down to fit it correctly.

    IMPORTANT NOTE

    You can either add the emoji decorations after covering the cupcakes, as I have done. This requires the work to be done right away to ensure the cupcakes remain fresh.

    If you would like to make the emojis ahead of time, use a domed object similar to the surface of a cupcake (such as an upside down flower forming cup). Let the fondant dry and add the entire decoration to the cupcake when ready.

    If desired, you can easily follow the steps below to make the fondant details on a flat topper as well.

STEP 1:

Use the rolling pin and guide rings to roll out white fondant 1/8″ thick. Cut out one circle with the larger end of round decorating tip No. 7 for the eye.

STEP 2:

Roll out black fondant 1/8″ thick. Cut one circle with the smaller end of round decorating tip No. 7 for the pupil and another circle with round decorating tip no. 12. Glue the smaller black circle to the center of the white circle fondant to create the eye. Glue the eye in place.

STEP 3:

Roll the second black circle to create a snake-like shape. Pinch the ends a bit, then form it into a crescent shape for the winking eye and glue it in place.

STEP 4:

If needed, roll out additional black fondant 1/8″ thick. Cut out a circle with the 1¼” cutter. Then, with a circle cutter (preferably the larger 2½” cutter), trim off the bottom to create the mouth. Glue the mouth in place.

STEP 5:

Roll out pink fondant and punch out a small oval. Elongate the oval a bit, then trim off the top and make a vertical indentation the top center with a knife tool to create the tongue. Glue the tongue in place over the mouth.

STEP 1:

Roll out white fondant 1/8″ thick. Cut out two circles with the larger end of round decorating tip no. 7 for the eyes.

STEP 2:

Roll out black fondant 1/8″ thick. Cut out two circles with the smaller end of round decorating tip no. 7 for the pupils. Glue the smaller black circles to the centers of the white circles to create the eyes, then glue the eyes in place.

STEP 3:

Cut six more small circles out of the black fondant with round decorating tip no. 7. Roll two circles together into a snake-like shape and glue it in place for the mouth.

To create the eyebrows, follow the same steps for the mouth, but in addition, form them into crescent shapes and glue them in place over the eyes.

STEP 4:

Brush a little pink shimmer dust to the cheeks.

STEP 1:

Roll out black fondant 1/8″ thick and cut out a circle with the 1¼” cutter. Then, with a circle cutter (preferably the larger 2½” cutter), trim off the bottom to create the mouth. Glue the mouth in place.

STEP 2:

Roll out red fondant 1/8″ thick and cut out two small hearts with the cutter. Glue them in place for the eyes.

STEP 1:

Roll out black fondant 1/8″ thick. Cut out a circle with round decorating tip no. 12, then form the fondant into an oval for the eye. Glue it in place.

STEP 2:

Cut out four additional circles out of the black fondant with round decorating tip no. 7. For the winking eye, roll two circles together into a ball, then roll it onto your work surface to create a snake-like shape. Form it into a crescent shape and glue it in place.

STEP 3:

Repeat the same steps as the winking eye to create the eyebrows, but only use one black fondant circle each. Glue them over the eyes.

STEP 4:

Cut out one final circle from the black fondant with round decorating tip no. 12 and roll it into a ball. Then roll it thin onto your work surface, approximately 2″ in length. With your fingers, mold it into the emoji mouth by folding it back and forth and pinching it at the folds. Glue it in place.

STEP 5:

Roll out red fondant 1/8″ thick and cut out one small heart with the cutter. Glue it to the right side of the mouth.

STEP 1:

Roll out black fondant 1/8″ thick and cut out a circle with the 1¼” cutter. Then, with a circle cutter (preferably the larger 2½” cutter), trim off the bottom to create the mouth.

STEP 2:

Repeat Step 1, this time with white fondant.

STEP 3:

Use the 1¼” cutter to trim off the top of the white fondant to glue over the black mouth.

STEP 4:

Roll out black fondant and cut out six circles with round decorating tip no. 7. For the closed eyes, roll two circles together into a ball, then roll it onto your work surface to create a snake-like shape. Form it into a crescent shape. Repeat for the second eye and glue them in place.

STEP 5:

To create the eyebrows, repeat Step 4 but only use one black fondant circle each. Glue them over the eyes.

STEP 6:

Roll out light blue fondant 1/8″ thick and cut out two teardrops with the small teardrop cutter. Move them into place and use the precision knife to trim the sides of the mouth, allowing the tears to fit. Glue the mouth and tears in place.

STEP 1:

Roll out black fondant 1/8″ thick and cut out two small ovals. Use the oval cutter to trim off the bottoms of each fondant oval to create the eyes. Glue them in place.

STEP 2:

Roll out black fondant thin with the 1/16″ guide rings. Cut it to a long rectangular shape and use the 1¼” circle cutter to trim the ends.

STEP 3:

Roll out white fondant 1/8″ thick and cut it to a long rectangular shape to fit inside the black one. Use the 1¼” circle cutter to trim the ends, then use the knife tool to make teeth indentations. Glue the two pieces of fondant together, then glue the mouth onto the emoji face.

 

 

 

Emoji Party Ideas

Have you seen the Emoji Movie? My nieces (5 & 10) are obsessed with it. Emojis are part of our regular day texting vocabulary, So why not add them to our party themes as well?

 

Funny Birthday Invitations Set of 12 Cards for Boys Girls Kids Birthday Bowling Party with Smiley Emoji Postcard Invitation Greetings Cards Set Pin $7.99

 

 

Must have at least of these cool guys as props near the cake one in each side, We could also use them as centerpieces holding the balloons

27″ Inflatable Winky Face Wink Emoji Emote Face Man Decoration $3.99

 

 

Glitter Paper for Wedding party, Table Confetti, Festival Items & Party Props, Gold Glitter Paper Confetti (Golden combination) $8.99

 

 

Poop floating  balloons  is  a must to decorate around the dessert station

 

 

Emoji Birthday Party Supplies Bundle, Pack for 16 $15.82

 

Emoji Gumball Machine; Gumball Bank with Starter Gumballs $8.95

 

 

 Hot Sale! AMA(TM) 28 Cavity Silicone Emoji Face Emotion DIY Cake Mold Smiley Chocolate Sugar Jelly Candy Soap Baking Mould Non Stick Cupcake Mold (Random) $2.99 

 

 

ABOGALE Coffee Mug, Emoji Poop Coffee Cup Coffee mug Ceramic Emoji Mug $14.98

 

 

 

 

Emoji Universe: 12″ Emoji Inflatable Beach Balls, 12-Pack $9.95

 

 

 

RIN EMOJI Assorted Emoticon Party Favors Drawstring Backpacks, 12-Pack, 16×13-Inch $16.99

 

 

  Cupcake Rings 24 pcs $6.58

 

 

AKGifts Emoji Poop / Poo Cupcake Toppers / Cake Decorations (Pack of 12) (7 – 10 BUSINESS DAYS DELIVERY FROM UK) $3.24

 

 

 

 

108 Poop Emoji Poop moji Birthday Hershey Kisses Stickers Party Favors $6.95

 

 

Emoji lollipop 12 sell for $7.49

 

 

 

Popculta 60Pcs Glossy Merchanise Bags, Cute Emoji Shopping Bags Gift Party Favor Bags $14.99

 

 

 

 

Emoji Universe Series One: Latex Emoji Smiley Face Balloons 72 Pack Yellow $12.07 

centerpieces

 

Emoji Universe : Emoji Vacuform Party Masks (Pack of 6)

$14.95

 

Zicome Set of 60 Party Paper Cups, 9 Ounce $11.99

 

 

 

 

Women’s Birthday Emoji T Shirt Birthday Girl Heart Kiss Shades Emoji Small Black $18.99

 

First Birthday for a Princess

First Birthday for a Princess

I love my costumers, I love listening to their stories and the reasons behind each party. Each costumer wants something diferent, and they all have their unique reason why they need to pay a professional. I love being the person that can help their vision become a reality.
 I recently designed a super cute dessert station for a little princess. Mom, dad, and auntie were super involved in the project, hands-on and everything helping creating their daughter’s first birthday.

 I love when customers participate and want to go above and beyond for their dream party. Emily is a real lucky princess, I’m sure their dedication will not stop there, it’s just the beginning of many other parties and planing for the best to come in Emily’s life.

Wild West Desserts & Recipes

Cactus Sugar cookies

by thebearfootbaker.com

 

SUPPLIES FOR CACTUS COOKIES:

Green 20 Second Icing
Wilton Holiday Green and White Sprinkles

First, outline the cactus. Then, flood the cactus and let it dry overnight.

Then, you will need to work fast, make the lines on the cactus with the same green icing. While it is wet, sprinkle with sugar.

Bandana Sugar Cookie

by sweetsugarbelle.com

Begin by outlining and flooding the cookie as pictured below.  Let dry.

Begin by outlining and flooding the cookie as pictured below.  Let dry.

When the base is completely dry, place the stencil securely over the cookie.  You can use an iced cookie to hold things in place {like I did here} but these days I prefer magnets.  To learn more about stenciling with magnets, click here.

Once the stencil is secure, lightly mist the cookie with black airbrush color.  If you don’t have an airbrush, Wilton Color Mist works too.  Just be sure to spray the cookie in light even layers.

Give the mist a few seconds to dry and gently lift the stencil up and away from the cookie.  Try not to stress imperfections, the next step will clean everything up.

Use white piping icing and a small round tip such as a PME #1.5 to add a few details.

Cowboy Hat Picture Tutorial for Cupcakes

by  rosebakes.com

Fondant Cactus Tutorial for Cupcakes

by byrdiegirl.wordpress.com

 

First, I start with a nice long sausage shape of fondant. This will be the trunk of the cactus. The top of the cactus is slightly pointy.

I love my fondant roller! My Wilton fondant roller is definitely on my list of favorite tools in my tool collection. I use this instead of using the palm of my hand or my fingers because you get a more even consistency when rolling out things. When you use the palm of your hand and your fingers you get ripples and ridges of uneven fondant.

Another one of my favorite tools in my tool collection is my giant razor blade. I actually bought it in the clay/molding section of Michael’s. It cuts straight lines and makes it so much easier to do so.

I use my long razor blade to score lines in the trunk of the cactus.

Now it’s time to make the arms of the saguaro. I rolled out another sausage shape but a little smaller and thinner this time. I also scored it with the razor blade like I did for the trunk.

cut the sausage in half and they don’t have to be even in length.

I bent the arms to curl up like the arms of a saguaro cactus. I dabbed the freshly cut ends with water and glued them to the cactus trunk.

This is our cactus all put together.

If you didn’t know, saguaro cactus have beautiful flowers that bloom only once a year. I used my tiny flower plunger cutter to make the flower.

I put skewers and toothpicks in most of the cactus to give them support. I let them dry for at least 3 days. I hope this helps you if you’re looking to make a simple cactus for a cake.

Extra Items Ideas  for the Dessert Station

 

Wild West Party Ideas

This month is the birthday month of one of the most famous outlaws in history Jesse James. We all heard and read stories about him. The wild West will always be a fascinating part of the past. So let’s start this month a bit on the wild side! Bang! Bang!

Dolce Mia Western Guys Cowboy Party Invitations Party Pack – 8 Cards $11.95

 

 

 

Wild West  5 feet by 21 inches Banner $7.08

To use behind the dessert station

 

 

 

 Old Style Western Signs Cutouts $4.99

To use behind the dessert station

 

 

Beistle Company – 5′ Wild West Town Props Wall Add-Ons $15.99

To be used behind the dessert station

 

 

 

 

Wild West Shootout Props Party Accessory (1 count) (9/Pkg) $9.61

 

 Wild West Money Bag Fancy Dress Accessory Prop – 49cms by Parties $18.99

 

 

 

 

 

MERI MERI Howdy Cowboy Party Hat, 8 Per Box $13.00

 

 

Rodeo Western Wanted Poster Photo Booth Prop (2) $7.99

 

Wild West Cowboy Party Decorations, Red Lone Star Cupcake Wrappers, Blue Denim, Confetti Couture Party Supplies, 36 Reversible Dessert Skirtz . $11.49

 

 

 

Cactus Cupcake Toppers Fiesta West Cacti Theme Birthday Party Supplies . $8.99

 

 

 

 

 Funshowcase Wild West Cowboy Theme Silicone Candy Mold, for Cake Cupcake Decorating, Crafting, Polymer Clay, Resin $6.99

 

 

 

 

 Silicone Marshall Badge Mold Make Your Own Western Sheriff Badge out of Chocolate, Fondant, Candy, Resin, Clay, Wax, Flexible Food Safe and Easy to Use $13.50

 

 

 

 

Fun Express Western Mini Erasers (3 Dozen) $6.98

Favors for the kids

 

Self Adhesive Fake Mustache Novelty – Set of 36 – by Blue Ridge Novelty

 

 

 

 

Ja-Ru Wild West Bag Bundle Pack (25 Piece) $19.99

 

 Cowboy Toy Party Favor Supplies Set for 12 Bundle 180 Pieces Bandanas Handcuffs Badges $23.99

 

 

 

 

 

Fun Express – Bandana Cellophane Bags, Approx. 11 1/2″ x 5” (2-Pack of 12) $5.87

 

 

 

3-D Western Centerpiece Party Accessory (1 count) (1/Pkg) $4.81

 

 

 

 Musykrafties Fabic Cactus and Cowboy Hat Garland Banner for Wild West Desert Party Decoration $9.99

 

 

 

 

 Horseshoe fanci-frames $5.98 for photo-booth

 Inflatable Cactus Cooler (holds apprx 24 12 – Oz cans) Party Accessory (1 count) (1/Pkg) $13.99

 Pinatas Texas Longhorn Pinata, Party Game and Centerpiece Decoration for Western Party

 

 

New York City Fashion Week 

New York City Fashion Week 

It was an amazing experience this weekend. We designed a dessert station for one of the biggest events in New York. The city was populated with extra beautiful people over the few days that this event ran there were models everywhere, fashion shows happening in various locations,and such an outstanding energy on the streets. 

The dessert station theme was inspired by the world of fashion as the Fashion Gallery celebrated their 10 year aniverassy  bringing designers from all over the world to showcase their work in the NYC Fashion Week. 

When I got the email proposal about the show and did a little research online I found out that, one of my favorite florists had already worked with them before. As someone who had never done a show for this organization before having a familiar face gave me relief, because the florist and I worked in a lot of events together and I know how talented Laura Claire Designs is and what style to aim for. 


Flowers designed by Laura Clair for the entrance lobby. 

The widows were mounted with the names of all the designers and sponsors for the event. 


I had the pleasure to work with a few awesome contributors 


Cindi Raven from Sugar Chat Cookie Studio created some amazing cookies for our display 

Zuirrae Mitchell from She Imagined Sweets made us some delicious bite size cheese cakes 


Elaine from Elli Crafts created the cutest luggage boxes 

Jenny Luz created the various candy wrappers for the sweets 

Flora’s Cake my loyal partner for a long time and friend designed the cake all the other sweets on the table and all the sugar work. What else can I say? Just on word I can describe her “talent”.

I didn’t have the chance to stay for any of the show. I had a super busy weekend and parties planned that my costumers were counting on me to design. However here are a few pictures from Instagram #fgnyfw 

Back to School Desserts & Recipes

Back to School Sugar Wafer Pencil

by shakentogetherlife.com

 

“Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and put my containers of melted candy melts, sprinkles, chocolate chips, etc. within easy reach so I can dip (or in this case, spread – more on that in a second) and easily decorate whatever I am dipping. Yep, it gets messy and drippy but that parchment paper makes clean up so much easier!

Okay, so now that you have a dipping station ready to go, the next step for these Sugar Wafer Pencil Cookies is to create the pencil shape. With a sharp knife, use a gentle sawing motion and just a teeny tiny bit of pressure to cut one end of each wafer cookie into a point.

To create the pencil eraser, spread the other end of the cookie with melted pink candy melts.

Yes, I said spread. I tried dipping these cookies in the candy melts but the delicate layers made lots of crumbs and the candy melts didn’t adhere well to the textured surface of the cookies. So, I grabbed a plastic knife and spread it on. It’s not perfect but I’m okay with that 🙂

To create the sharpened pencil point, use white candy melts to cover the pointed end of the cookie. The picture below was mid-spread of the white melts. I went back and smoothed it out as much as I could.

Finally, to create the pencil lead, press a mini chocolate chip on the tip of each pencil. The point of the chocolate chip should align with the point of the pencil 🙂

Apple Cookie pops

by www.the36thavenue.com

Insert the sticks inside of the Oreos.

Melt the Candy Melts following the instructions on the package. Dip the Oreos in it and set them aside until they are dry.

Roll a small piece of green fondant and cut it in the shapes of leaves. Use a knife to make lines mimicking the design of a leaf.

When the dipped Oreos are dry use a little bit of frosting to place the leaves and chocolate chips in place.

Apple Pretzel

by Twosistwrscrafting 

You will need:

  • Pretzel Snaps
  • Hershey’s Kisses or Wilton Dark Cocoa Candy Melts
  • M&M Minis – Red and GreenYou will need M&M Mini’s for to make our Apple Pretzel Bites for the Teacher, regular M&M’s are too big for this project.   First step, pull out all the Red and Green Mini M&M’s. In the bag we used there were enough of each color to make 20-30 Apple Pretzel Bites. 

 

We like to use the square Pretzel Snaps when making Pretzel Bites but you can also use the regular mini pretzels.  First, place 7-8 Pretzel Snaps on a paper plate. Cover the pretzels with a Wilton Chocolate Melt (you can also use a Hershey’s Kiss.)  Heat in a microwave oven for approximately 45-50 seconds. The exact timing will take a bit of trial and error.  You want the candy melts to be melted enough to press the marshmallow petals into, but not so melted that the candy melt loses its’ shape.  The exact time in the microwave will depend on how many pretzel/candy’s you do at one time, how powerful your microwave is, the type of pretzels you are using, etc.  For us, 7-8 pretzels take 50 seconds to melt to the right consistency.

Once the candy melts are softened, place six red Mini M&M’s on the melted chocolate as shown in the picture above. Finally, add two green Mini M&M’s at the top of the apple to represent the apple stem/leaves.

Back to School Cupcakes 

by dukesandduchesses.com

Using the top of a glass, I cut circles from rolled white fondant {again, storebought} and, using edible markers, drew lines to look like notebook paper.  For fun, I added a little math or spelling lesson to each one.  I couldn’t resist sneaking in an algebra cupcake for my high schoolers {smile}.

 

 

Rice Crispy Treat Ideas

By thesimpleparent.com  

Ingredients to Make Easy Rice Crispy Treats

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • Two 10 oz. bags of mini marshmallows
  • 10 cup crispy rice cereal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Wilton Color Mist in red, blue, green, yellow and orange
  • Wilton white cookie frosting
  • 1/4 cup Wilton pink candy melts
  • Wilton fondant (optional)
  • Wilton black gel icing
  • Wilton black edible color marker

How to Make Back to School Rice Crispy Treat Ideas

  1. Line a 9×12 pan with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large sauce pan, melt butter over low heat.
  3. And marshmallows to the melted butter, stirring constantly.
  4. Once the marshmallows are melted, remove from heat and stir in the cereal and salt until well-coated.
  5. Using a rubber spatula sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, transfer the cereal mix to the prepared pan and press down firmly and evenly.
  6. Cool completely in pan.
  7. With a metal spatula, loosen the crispy rice treats from the pan. Invert them onto a plate.
  8. Let cool completely.
  9. Notebook Rice Crispy Treat Ideas

    1. Using a sharp knife, cut 4 equal rectangular pieces for the notebooks. Make sure there are some left to make the pencils.
    2. Spray each rectangle with Wilton Color Mist. I used the colors red, blue, green and orange. Let set for 30 minutes.
    3. With the cookie frosting, pipe 4-5 round circles down the left side of each notebook to resemble the hole punches.
    4. Using the black gel icing tube, squeeze the icing onto each “hole punch” and go left towards the edge of each notebook to resemble the spirals.
    5. If you want to add labels to your notebooks, roll out fondant and cut 4 pieces that are about 1 1/2 inches long by 1/2 inch wide.
    6. With an edible black marker, write the words Math, English, Art and science on each of the fondant pieces (or whatever subjects you prefer)
    7. Apply a small amount of the white decorator icing to the back of each fondant piece and press on to the upper middle of each notebook.
    8. Pencil Shaped Easy Rice Crispy Treats

      1. With the left over crispy rice cereal mixture, cut out two 5 inches long by 1/2 inch wide pieces for the pencils.
      2. Cut out 2 triangles (1/2 inch wide) to attach as pencil tips. Set aside.
      3. Cut out two 1″ x 1/2″ rectangle pieces to attach as erasers.
      4. Spray the 2 long pencil pieces with yellow Wilton Color Mist. Set aside.
      5. Microwave the pink chocolate melts for 30 seconds. Stir until completely melted.
      6. Dip the 2 eraser tops in the melted pink chocolate until completely covered. Let dry for 10 minutes on wax paper.
      7. Pipe a small amount of the decorator icing onto the pencil tip pieces and attach to each pencil.
      8. Once dried, pipe a small amount of the decorator icing onto each eraser piece and attach to each pencil.
      9. Apply a small amount of black icing gel to the tip of each pencil

 Ruler Sugar cookies

by ashleemarie.com

Ingredients
Sugar Cookies
  • 6 1/2 C flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 C Butter and margarine
  • 2 C sugar
  • 2 egg
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 C thick sour cream
    Icing
    • 4 C powder sugar
    • 1/4 C milk
    • 2 Tbsp butter
    • 2 Tbsp corn syrup
    • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
    • 1 tsp extract (peppermint or almond)
    • Food coloring (optional)
    • Royal Icing
      1. In a mixer mix the powdered sugar and meringue powder, then add the water
      2. beat for 7-10 mins on medium speed, until it’s smooth and glossy
      3. Separate into two bowls, one with about 4 C and one with 1/2 C in the other
      4. place plastic wrap down on top, touching the frosting, so it doesn’t dry out
      Decorating
      1. Dye the larger bowl of royal icing yellow
      2. in a piping bag with a number 4 tip pipe a rectangle outline on each cookie
      3. thin down the royal icing with a little water (do a 1/4 tsp at a time), when you mix it it should smooth out again at the count of 10 (don’t add too much)
      4. pipe the runnier icing into the outline and shake smooth, using a sharp pin if needed to pop bubbles or move the icing around a little
      5. let crust and dry
      6. Take the 1/2 C of icing and add a little bit of cocoa powder, like 1 tsp, stir smooth, then add some black powder or gel dye, until your happy with the color.
      7. if it’s too thick add a little bit of water, like a few DROPS at a time until it will pipe smoothly from a tip 3 or 4
      8. add plastic wrap down the center of the cookie to use as a guide and then pipe the short lines, in groups of 4 down the side of the ruler
      9. moving the plastic wrap back add the longer lines between the shorter groups of 4