Hat and Mitten Royal Icing Transfers
Baby it’s cold outside, finally! For some strange reason winter has had a bit of a tropical feel this year. It was almost 80° on Christmas Day which didn’t allow us to wear our winter hats, mittens, boots, or cute scarves. The great thing about decorating cookies is we can create a warm and cozy feeling no matter what the weather is outside. Adding cute hat and mitten royal icing transfers to your cookies is a simple way to add a little fun and style to a cookie design even if you are wearing a t-shirt and shorts in December.
I am not really into fashion, but there is something about bundling up to face the cold winter weather that somehow makes life feel complete. Summer clothes are great, but there is nothing like a new hat and mittens to help us feel all warm and cozy on those cold frosty days.
We all know that royal icing transfers are a great way to add fun details to cookies but I found a fun way to use these hat and mitten royal icing transfers. I am going to share it with you in a few days so stay tuned for some cuteness. In the meantime, you will need to make these so you will be ready.
Supplies for Winter Hat and Mitten Royal Icing Transfers:
Royal Icing Recipe and Colors:
Half a Batch of Royal Icing Reciipe or Full Batch of Antonia Royal Icing Recipe
AmeriColor Super Red Soft Gel Paste 15 Second Icing in a decorating bag fitted with a #2 tip
AmeriColor Turquoise Soft Gel Paste 15 Second Icing in a decorating bag fitted with a #2 tip
Thick White Royal Icing in a piping bag fitted with a # 21 Star tip
Painters or Masking Tape
Turkey Lacer or Toothpick
- Begin by printing the patterns for the mitten and hat royal icing transfers.
- You will also need masking tape, scissors, a baking sheet and wax paper.
- Cut the patterns so they will fit on the back of a baking sheet.
- Tape the patterns down with the painters tape.
- Place a piece of wax paper over the patterns and tape it into place. Make sure there aren’t any wrinkles or it will affect the shape of the transfers.
- Outline and flood the hats and mittens with the 15 second royal icing.
- Use the turkey lacer or a toothpick to pop any air bubbles and to push the icing into the corners of the hat and mittens.
- Let them dry for a few days. If the royal icing transfers are really dry when you add them to your cookies it will reduce the risk of the icing colors bleeding together and messing up your design.
- Once the transfers are dry, remove them from the wax paper. I normally don’t pop them off like I’m doing in this picture, but these were really dry and the shape wasn’t delicate so I wasn’t worried about them breaking as they were removed from the wax paper. It is best if you use a sharp edge to remove them. Here is a tutorial on How to Remove Royal Icing Transfers from Wax Paper if you want to see how it works.
- Once all of the hat and mitten royal icing transfers are removed from the wax paper add a little white fur with the thick icing and a #21 star tip.
- Let them dry completely.
- Store them in an airtight container away from the sun. Here is how I store mine How to Store Royal Icing Transfers.
It doesn’t matter if it’s 80° or 20° where you live, we can decorate cute cookies for summer, winter, spring or fall anytime we want. It doesn’t have to be the right season or the right temperature because royal icing transfers are good for a long, long, long time. Like for a really long time! Just be sure to store them properly away from the sun and you will be prepared for any decorating situation no matter what the crazy weather is doing.