How to Make Cookies Look Like a Rustic Cake
Were you a June bride or groom? My husband and I eloped in September many, many years ago. I always considered June to be month for weddings but August, September, October and December have been growing in popularity over the past few years. September was a great month to get married and I have never regretted eloping but I do wish we would have had Pinterest back then.
Mostly because you can find amazing wedding ideas like these rustic cakes. If I would have been a cookie decorator way back then, I would have made these rustic cake cookies and might have chose to have a traditional wedding instead of eloping…nope! I am an eloper but I could have still passed out these rustic cookies to everyone in the wedding chapel.
You know what else we didn’t have back then? Cookie books like Cookie Craft. It was the first cookie book that I owned because a dear friend bought it for me. It was full of decorating tips and cookie inspirations. It was a great gift and actually the inspiration for these cookies.Have you seen the new Cookie Craft Book? Don’t stress because it is the same book as before that is loaded with tips and tricks but it has a new cover and is paperback. I used this book all the time when I first started decorating cookies and still pick it from time to time to get inspration. If you don’t have it you can purchase one here.
Supplies for Rustic Cake Cookies:
Cake Cookie Cutter
White Icing-Thick consistency
Brown Icing-15 Second Icing
Royal Icing Ribbon Rose
Airbrush Gun – Brown and Yellow Airbrush Color
Decorating tip #104
To begin making these rustic cake cookies, outline and flood the middle section with the brown icing and let it dry completely.
Once the brown icing is dry, cut a piece of cheesecloth and place it over the cookie. Sweet Sugar Belle taught us we can make a burlap look by airbrushing a cookie using cheesecloth for the pattern. I can’t tell you how much I love this tip. It way easier than piping lines to replicate burlap like I did for these hearts. Using a stencil genie really makes airbrushing a lot easier.
And look how good a little brown airbrush color looks! To make it look more like burlap, airbrush a little yellow to give it that warm burlap look.
Next, pipe a white line that will represent the cake stand. You can airbrush it, paint it or make it a different color. Plain white worked best for my rustic cake set. Let it dry for about 20 minutesThen, with a #104 tip, pipe some thick lines to look like the rustic icing. Have fun with it and don’t stress. Just pipe a row of lines close together and then repeat until the cookie is covered.
Add a royal icing ribbon rose by attaching it to the burlap with a drop of icing.
If you choose to make a different rustic design cake, pipe some white icing and use a butter knife to spread it around.
Use the tip to make the design.
If you want some cool fun tips and decorating inspiration, Cookie Craft has over 100 cookie designs and a lot of tips and tricks that can help inspire you to make fun cookies like these rustic cake cookies. Then you can add more designs to make a fun wedding or birthday set. I like the burlap hearts and the sweet daisy cookies. I think it would have been perfect for my wedding way back in the day.
My fiance and I are getting married in September! September 26, to be exact. Glad to hear you still think it’s a great month to get married 😉
Oh, how I love these rustic cookies! We had a small, intimate wedding in the backyard (where I grew up) in the month of November, and it will be 35 years this year…YIKES!
Thanks for all your tips. I have a long weekend off from work and will FINALLY be using my airbrush for the first time. You can be certain I will be referring to many of your helpful tips/posts! Thanks, Lisa!
I’ve always dreamed of making real ‘rustic’ cakes like this, so I really like your cookie version!
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