How to Make a Pocket Full of Pencil Cookies
Have you ever seen a pocket full of pencils? What about a Pocket Full of Pencil Cookies? I was looking at Sugarbelle’s Mini Cookie Cutters and when I saw that cute little pineapple cookie cutter I knew I had to make a blue jean pocket full of pencil cookies. I know that may sound weird, but it worked!
How do I decide what cookies to put on my platter?
When I think of a platter of cookies I sometimes have trouble deciding on which cookies will look good together and complement each other. For example, if someone wants me to make an apple cookie platter I know I need to make apple cookies because that’s the main cookie and should be the hero of the platter.
When I think about the apple cookies, what other cookies should I add to the platter that will complement them? Should I make different colors of apple cookies, or should I make apple cores and Apple Cookies with Worms? If the apple cookies are the main theme I need to think of other cookies that won’t steal the show but will help those apple cookies look like the hero of the platter. Does that make sense?
I have an idea:
As we try to plan the cookies in the platter another great way to add to your design is by adding a few mini cookies that look just like the larger cookies. When you stack the cookies on the platter the mini cookies help fill in gaps and complement the larger cookies. Having large and small cookies that are decorated the same is a great way to display your cookies and add interest to the platter. That’s why I love cookie cutters like Sugarbelle’s Mini Shape Shifter Cookie Cutters because they complement and make the platter more fun.
Supply List for How to Make a Pocket Full of Pencil Cookies:
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- Sugarbelle’s Pencil Cookie Cutter
- Sugarbelle’s Pineapple Cookie Cutter
- Sugarbelle’s Mini Pineapple Cookie Cutter- Flour Box Bakery or Country Kitchen SweetArt
Royal Icing Colors:
- Redish Brown- for the dots on the pocket
- Turkey Lacer
- Food-Safe Marker
- Tipless Decorating Bags- Truly Mad Plastic or at Flour Box Bakery
- PME Paintbrush
- Edible Art Edible Paint: Brown, Yellow, Red. Grey
I thought I’d do a little something different today so I’ve made the picture tutorial on the pencil cookies and I’ve made the video tutorial on the pocket full of pencil cookies. I hope you like it because you get two tutorials in one post. Let me know what you think.
- Begin by drawing the pattern on the pencil cookies with a food-safe marker.
- Outline and flood the wood part of the pencil cookies with the tan royal icing.
- Then, outline and flood the ferrule (I had to look up the parts of a pencil to discover the ring below the eraser is called a ferrule) with grey royal icing.
- Let the royal icing dry completely before you add the yellow, red, and black royal icing.
- Outline and flood the body of the pencil with the yellow royal icing.
- Next, outline and flood the eraser with the red royal icing or you can use pink royal icing if you think the red it too much.
- Outline and flood the lead of the pencil cookies with the black royal icing.
- Once the royal icing has dried enough to form a crust (takes mine about 30 minutes) you can pipe the yellow lines on the body of the pencil.
- Add the white royal icing line to the eraser then add the gray royal icing lines to the ferrule and let it dry.
Why Did the Yellow Royal Icing Bleed into My Grey Icing?
- Here’s where things went wrong for my poor pencil cookies because you never know how royal icing is going to behave. The royal icing colors bled but the funny thing is the darker colors didn’t bleed into the yellow royal icing. Nope! The yellow royal icing bled into the grey royal icing and that’s kind of weird. Now what?
- I didn’t want to toss the cookies or give ugly cookies to my friends so I decided to try painting over the bleed with the Edible Art Edible Paint and it worked! It worked so well that I decided to shade the entire cookie and I liked the way it turned out. I’ll show you how to do it!
- Begin by mixing a little of the brown and yellow Edible Art Edible Paint and paint it on the tan part of the cookie and then wash off the brush.
- Use the wet brush to paint the brown color over the wood part of the pencil and make sure your brush isn’t saturated with water so it won’t mess up your royal icing. The brush just needs to be damp so it will float the paint on the cookies.
- You can actually take off most of the Edible Art Edible Paint so be gentle.
- Now it’s time to get rid of the yellow bleed on the grey royal icing so get ready to have some fun with the grey Edible Art Edible Paint.
- Gently paint the grey paint on your ferrule and let it dry.
- You don’t have to paint all of the royal icing colors, but I was in the mood to paint. So you don’t have to do this part if you don’t want to do it, but it’s fun!
- Paint the same brown and yellow mixture of the Edible Art Edible Paint on the body of the pencil cookie so the colors will match and you’re cookie will look really sweet!
- Wash off the paintbrush and wipe off the water so you’ll have a damp brush to blend the brown around the edges of the pencil cookies body.
- Add the white royal icing line on the top of the eraser and let the royal icing dry completely.
- I still can’t figure out why the yellow royal icing bled into the grey royal icing but I’m pretty happy the Edible Art Edible Paint covered it up. If you don’t want to use the paint you could also try painting it with luster dust to make it really shiny. I’m not sure if it will cover the yellow icing bleed, but I think it would cover it up.
Are you wondering where the pocket full of pencil cookies are? There in the video below because I wanted to change things up a bit so I’m showing you how to decorate the pencil cookies and show you the pocket full of cookies video.
How to Make a Pocket Full of Pencil Cookies Video:
Enjoy the video!
Thank you all for coming to share some school cookies with me. Sweet Sugarbelle’s cookie cutters are really fun. The shapes are so amazing you’ll think of a million things to make out of each shape. I never thought a pineapple cookie cutter could be a pocket full of pencil cookies, but here they are. What can you make with a pineapple cookie cutter?
I bet you can think of two million cookies to make with it!