My baby sister is graduating from high school! It kind of makes me feel old, but I’m so proud of her that I had to make her these cookies to celebrate. Ever since I got into decorating sugar cookies I have wanted to make a collection like this. I finally have an excuse!
I had planned on making these cookies a few months ago. I was so proud of myself being so organized and all. So I visited my favorite online cookie cutter shops and was having a hard time finding this graduation cap cookie cutter; it was out of stock! Maybe I wasn’t as organized as some other cookie decorators. When I finally found one in stock I was so excited that I ordered two: one for me, and one for you (if you are feeling lucky).
No graduation would be complete without a diploma! I really like how these turned out. I recently purchased some pricey PME piping tips and these were the first cookies I’ve them on. I was hoping I wouldn’t like the tips since they are quite a splurge, but they are amazing! I am finally able to pipe nice borders and small details! The black outline I piped on these and all the other cookies in this collection were done using my size 2 PME tip. I love how nicely the black border makes these cookies POP!
I’ve been noticing a lot of chalkboard cookies around lately and decided to try my hand at it. There are a few ways to make them, but I used Ali Bee’s tutorial with a slight modification. Before carefully painting the words on with white gel paste food color, I used a large paintbrush and brushed some confectioners sugar onto the dried black royal icing to give the cookies the “just erased” authentic chalkboard look.
Now for the exciting GIVEAWAY! Do you want to decorate your own graduation cookies? One lucky winner will receive these two graduation cookies cutters! To win these graduation cap and diploma cookie cutters simply leave a comment on this post; what fun things are you doing this summer? One winner will be chosen at random by 11am eastern on Monday June 11, 2012.
This contest is sponsored by me; good luck!
Congratulations Eliana! I can’t wait to see how your cookies turn out!