Everything's Coming Up Roses

{Update: I'm guest posting (my first ever) over at the darling Muthering Heights today! Come on over!}

When my neighbor (yep, THAT one) asked me to come over for a girls' night out, I was really excited.

Kristen also ordered cookies (yay!). She mentioned that she was going to give the girls a little something from the adorable Pleated Poppy and I thought I knew just the cookies to go with them.

I used the template that I made for the Yellow Rose sugar cookies.

To make a template for a specific shape, draw it on a file folder or something sturdy and cut it out. After rolling the dough, go around the shape with a paring knife. It takes a little more time and the edges aren't quite as clean as a cutter, but that's ok.

To make the red & pink roses:
  • Using a #2 tip, pipe the outline of the rose in a pinky-red (AmeriColor Super Red mixed with Deep Pink).
  • Using a #2 tip, pipe the outline of the leaf in green (AmeriColor Leaf Green).
  • Thin pink (AmeriColor Deep Pink) and green icing, with water until they reach the consistency of syrup, cover with a damp dishtowel and let sit several minutes.
  • Stir the pink icing gently with a rubber spatula to break any bubbles on the surface and transfer to a squeeze bottle. Fill in the rose with the thinned, flood icing.
  • Repeat with the green icing, filling in the leaf.
  • Let dry at least one hour.
  • Using the same #2 tips, pipe the details in red and green on the rose.
  • Let dry completely before packaging

In case you're wondering, it was such fun! Lots of laughs, great conversation... Did I mention the chocolate fountain? Yeah...it was a good time!

Thank you, Kristen, for inviting me!


  1. It was SO fun, wasn't it?

    Let's do it again, soon!

  2. Wow! That's a lot of work! They're sure pretty though!

  3. Gorgeous! I want to come, too, next time! Although it might be a bit of a commute. I love the way you accented her gifts with the cookies! AND they look delicious, too!

  4. Adorable cookies. I love them! Blessings!

  5. Those are really pretty...when I make a template I make it on wax paper and it sticks to the cookie a little better while I am cutting it with the paring knife...i agree the edges don't come out quite as perfect, but honestly no one would ever know!
    Your piping is perfect..jealous;)

  6. such a delight to really meet you. You are so talented and the cookies were marvelous.

  7. Sounds like such a fun time!!
    gorgeous cookies too!


  8. I'm adding you to my blog list..too cute to pass up! I'm going to dare to try pie crust dough...cross your fingers! Come say hi :D

  9. These are AWESOME!! I'm so tweeting thus post! :D

  10. i just love your ideas. these kind of remind me of mary engelbreit! I used to have everything mary engelbreit and seeing these just took me back! you also make me wanna take a stab at some floral cookies :) so cute!

  11. Very sweet and colorful! Isn't cookie decorating fun?!

  12. Bake Me To The Moon...so funny that you said that! I used to work for Mary Engelbreit!!! Maybe it rubbed off on me! She is so amazing! Looking at the leaves...those are definitely "Mary leaves." :)

  13. very beautiful~ i am glad you had a fun girls night :)

  14. They are beautiful! Great job!

  15. What a fun girls night! These cookies rock!!!!

  16. I looooove these! I posted a link on my edible crafts column (ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com).

  17. Can you share the icing recipe for the rose cookies please?

  18. My favorite cookie design would have to be the roses.


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