It’s getting colder and we long for cozy nights in bed. Follow Catherine of @birdandbiscuit helps us simulate this feeling with sleep mask cookies using CookieCutterKingdom’s Mardi Gras Mask Cookie Cutter!
Here’s what you’ll need:
– Sugar cookie dough recipe (CookieCutterKingdom) here)
– Royal Icing (CookieCutterKingdom) recipe here) in pale blue and white
– Piping bags
Decorating tips: 1 and 2.
– 1 decorating squeeze bottle
Get ready for a sugar crash because these Mardi Gras masks are all dressed (down) for bedtime – and they’re a dream to decorate, in as little as 4 simple steps!
First, you’ll want to pipe the outline of the eyemask with your #2 tip, making sure that you leave enough room around the edge for a frilly trim; I left about ¼ inch. Flood the eye mask with the same colour; I used just a small amount of AmeriColor’s Sky Blue, but I think any soft colour would look pretty!
Let the icing dry for a few hours before adding the details. To add the trip, simply pipe connected half circles all around. Your icing should be fairly stiff so that each half-circle doesn’t melt into its neighbor.
Once you’ve added all of the trim, use the same piping bag and tip to outline the blue mask.
All that’s left now is to draw the sleepy eyes! Use the same tip and piping bag that you used to trim the hair, draw 2 arched lines. Add 5-6 vertical lines for lashes.