Your back! I hoped you would be. Oh! or maybe this is your first time here?
Either way you are most welcome. If you are returning for the tutorial on yummy… I mean Kilted Men cookies, then you are in the right place. So lets get started on talking about those sleek muscled, mouth watering, and scrumptious…cookies.
So do you like them big and built, or do you prefer a leaner athletic build? Well that’s the great thing about these cookies, you can build it any way you want it!
This is my first cookie tutorial and these were admittedly my first attempts for this cookie. They are not perfect but I learned so much just from making them, and I thought I would share it with you.
Isn’t it amazing what you can create with just a couple of cutters? If there is one thing I have learned it’s to think outside, inside, and upside down the box, er…cookie cutter rather.
To make these cookies you will need:
- A simple gift cutter and dress cookie cutter.
- Skin tone 20 second royal icing.
- Green piping, and 20 second royal icing.
- Orange piping icing.
- White piping icing.
- A very small amount of brown and grey 20 second royal icing.
For coloring, I recommend: AmeriColor Set of 12 Soft Gel Paste Food Color 4.5 Ounce Bottles
Learn how to make 20 second icing from Sweet Sugar Belle, just like i did. She has a great tutorial on it. In case you need to, you can also check out her royal icing tutorial and her cookie recipe tutorial.
As a tip, use LorAnn Oils Almond Bakery Emulsion it will make your cookies taste amazing!
First, start with a sketch if your creating something new or changing things up. It really helped me to plan ahead by taking that step.
I decided to make my Irishmen big and built, and unlike most men, they didn’t have to work hard to get an eight pack. Though for my first time it sure took a little effort on my part. My Men in Kilts cookies were inspired by (again) Sweet Sugar Belle’s Chippendale Cookies.
The photos above can show you how to work in sections. The biggest struggle here is having the patience to wait 10-20 minutes after applying each section so they can dry. If you don’t the icing will run together. You can remove craters/air bubbles while it is still wet with a needle or toothpick.
Shading the muscle lines with the same skin tone food coloring (used as paint) can add a little extra depth to your cookies as well.
These last three will show you the steps for adding the kilt across the chest. Again unless you want your added plaid stripes to sink into your wet flood icing you need to let it dry.
The belt and buckle are your last details. They help cover seems nicely.
This was probably not the easiest cookie I could have created by mixing cutters for the first time. However, once the idea struck I just had to give it a whirl. I have some more in depth plans for this design in the next few weeks. I know my next set will inspire one to take a bite out of them even more than these last specimens.
I hope you have enjoyed reading my tutorial about these yummy treats. If you have any questions feel free to ask.
You may also be interested in my blog post about St. Patrick’s Day Cookies.