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how to make sparkly princess pedestal cookies AND a virtual baby shower

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While I have my own princesses, I made these sparkly pink cookies for two other special princesses. I joined 14  other bloggers to throw a virtual baby shower for two wonderfully talented bakers and cookie artists, or cookie “queens,” as it were, both with brand new little princesses: Callye of The Adventures of Sweet Sugarbelle and Georganne of LilaLoa.   Two such lovely ladies I’ve admired for so long, and I’m wishing them peaceful nights soon.

Check out all the sweet princesses!

1. Sweet Ambs

2. Jill FCS

3. The Decorated Cookie

4. Klickitat Street

5. Semi Sweet

6. Simply Sweets by Honey Bee

7. Make Me Cake Me

8. Haniela’s

9. Montreal Confections

10. The Partiologist

11. Munchkin Munchies

12. The Cookie Puzzle

13. De-Koekenbakkers

14. Chapix Cookies

15.Ali Bee’s Bakeshop

And special thanks to Michelle, Hani and Mike for organizing!

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Now, what to make, what to make? I enlisted the help of my own princess, 6 year old Maeve, for ideas. Our discussion of her princess figure collection led to these pretty, sparkly pink pedestals. Now, my 1 year old, I can already tell, won’t touch pink or princesses with a ten foot pole, except to use said pole to knock them off their pedestals and destroy them. She’s only 1, but I just know. I know like I knew Maeve would be all over the princess scene. The dress-up, the purses, the glitter, the nails, the pink. Oh my, the pink. So very much pink.

And so, to honor the arrival of two darling little princesses, these pedestals are where they should go. (Note, Disney princess figurines are standing in for the real princesses.)

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how to make sparkly princess pedestals

you will need*:

cookie dough
royal icing
circle cookie cutters
pink food coloring
disposable decorating bag
coupler
size “5″ decorating tip
rubber band
pink sprinkles (see below)

*Find the decorating bag, coupler, tip and sprinkles in the craft store. For information on food coloring, click HERE. (Electric Pink Americolor Soft Gel Paste used here.) For information on finding supplies, click HERE. For basic cookie decorating instructions, click HERE.

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bake your cookies. Prepare cookie dough according to the recipe, chill, and roll out. Cut out circles in any sizes you prefer. Shown here are a mix of 2-inches, 1 3/4-inches and 1 1/4-inches.  Bake and let cool completely.

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prepare your icing. Prepare royal icing according to the recipe and tint pink. Prepare a decorating bag with coupler and tip, fill with the icing and close tightly with a rubber band.

decorate your cookies. Pipe a circle on a cookie and then pipe back and forth to completely fill the cookie with icing. Immediately coat the cookie with sprinkles and overturn to remove excess. (Because the sprinkles cover the lines and imperfections, I’m only using one consistency of icing here, there is no need to thin the icing and flood.)

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set up your cookies. Let the cookies dry completely, overnight is best. Stack the cookies or just stand princesses on their pedestals. These would make fabulous cookies to serve at a princess party, and the guests can keep the princesses.

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make your own sprinkles. By the way, I some how some way ran out of pink sprinkles, so I dumped some white sanding sugar in a Ziplock bag, added a drop or two of pink food coloring, shook like mad, and made my own.

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17 Comments

  1. Marlyn Birmingham
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    Adorable idea, any little girl would be thrilled to receive this.

  2. Posted April 15, 2014 at 8:52 am | Permalink

    What a cute idea! Wishing Callye and Georgeanne all the best with the newest additions to their beautiful families.

  3. Posted April 15, 2014 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    So cute!!! I love these and Callye!

  4. Posted April 15, 2014 at 9:39 am | Permalink

    I adore your princesses on the pedestal cookies – what a wonderful presentation!

  5. Posted April 15, 2014 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    I love these! What a great idea!

  6. Posted April 15, 2014 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    Oh Dear! What a totally cute idea….a double party favor….a cookie to eat and a princess to take home. They are so pretty and sparkle so much. Great tip for making your own sparkle sugar! LOVE IT!

  7. Posted April 15, 2014 at 10:23 am | Permalink

    I love these! Do you think Skylanders would look good up there? ;)

  8. Posted April 15, 2014 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    I agree with Kim. These would make great party favors. What little girl wouldn’t love a sweet treat & a princess to keep. Great idea!

  9. Posted April 15, 2014 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    These are perfect for a shower or little girls birthday party! =)

  10. Posted April 15, 2014 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    Toys and cookies make the best combo for kids! Such a fun idea, Meaghan.

  11. meaghanmountford
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

    Thanks so much for including me in the bash, Mike!

  12. Posted April 15, 2014 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    These are so fun, very unique cookie idea. Thanks for being so awesome!

  13. Posted April 16, 2014 at 12:26 am | Permalink

    So easy and so darn cute! I just love these!

  14. Posted April 16, 2014 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    I LOVE these!!!Such a fun idea! Even my 7 year old BOY thinks they are great… but he thinks that maybe they would be better with spider man! I love them! Thank you!

  15. meaghanmountford
    Posted April 16, 2014 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    Georganne, so happy for you and Callye! A blue version with superheros is a must!

  16. Posted April 18, 2014 at 10:14 am | Permalink

    This is a great idea, my daughters loved it!! Now they want to use my princesses figurines, lol!

  17. Posted April 30, 2014 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    When in doubt, ask Maeve! You’ve got a creative genius on your hands!
    It means so much to me that so many of my favorite people came together to do something so amazing for me! I’m even more thankful my itty bitty baby has FINALLY GIVEN ME ENOUGH FREE TIME TO TELL YOU THAT! I love ya, Megs!!!

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