I couldn't let the Winter Olympics slip by without creating my own set of Olympic Themed Sugar Cookies – gold medals included!
I have to admit that this year the Olympics have really been put on the back burner at our house. The winter games are wedged between my husband's birthday, Valentine's Day, my older daughter's half birthday, and the baby's birthday. Honestly, the Olympics just got lost in the shuffle.
I've even asked my daughter if she wanted to watch the Olympics in addition to her allotted screen time for the day (the kids get half-an-hour of screen time at 4:30, right before dinner). She took me up on the offer once, but literally watched ice hockey for five minutes, then ran off to play. I guess I should be happy that she'd rather play than watch TV.
But I love the Olympics. I love that athletes from around the world compete for the love of their sport and country. They aren't paid big bucks to show up like professional athletes. As ideal and naive as it may sound, I also relish that such a diverse set of nations come together, and for a brief moment, politics and divisions are put aside.
My Olympic cookies were focused on the gold medals. I was obsessed with getting them as gold as possible. I found the solution in the amazing Wilton Gold Color Mist Spray. I flooded and added the details of the cookie with yellow royal icing. Once it dried, I sprayed two coats of the Wilton Gold Color Mist. Allowing the spray to dry completely between coats.
I'm trying to get better at script on my cookies. It's probably the most challenging part about cookie decorating for me. I figure the more I practice, the better I hope to eventually become! The medallions in blue and white are based off of NBC's logo for the Olympics.
Even though the closing ceremonies are just about to take place, I'm eagerly awaiting the next Olympic games in Rio.
Olympic Themed Sugar Cookies
The sugar cookie and royal icing recipes can be found at the end of this post here.
Gold Medal Cookie Royal Icing colors
Yellow – Piping and flood consistencies
Wilton Gold Color Mist Food Color Spray
Gold Medal Cookie Decorating Instructions
1 – Before baking the cookies, cut out a slit in the cookie in order to slip a piece of ribbon through once the cookie is completely decorated. (After the cookie bakes, you make need to re-cut the slit if it closes up during baking. Re-cut the slit while the cookie is still warm, right out of the oven, to avoid cracking the cookie.)
2 – Outline and flood the cookie with yellow royal icing. Allow the cookie to dry completely.
3 – Using yellow piping icing, pipe the Olympic rings. Allow the cookie to dry completely.
4 – Spray one layer of Wilton's Gold Color Mist Food Color over the entire cookie. (Read the directions on the bottle before using.) Allow the first coat to dry, and then apply another.
5 – Once the cookie is completely dry, add the ribbon.
Olympic Flag Cookie Icing Colors
White – Piping and flood consistencies
Yellow – Piping consistency
Red – Piping consistency
Black – Piping consistency
Green – Piping consistency
Blue – Piping consistency
Gold luster dust
Olympic Flag Cookie Decorating Instructions
1 – Outline and flood the cookie white. Allow the cookie to dry.
2 – Using the piping icing, pipe on the Olympic rings. First pipe the top row of rings: the blue, black, and red rings. Allow them to dry. Then pipe the yellow and green rings.
3 – Once the rings are dry, outline the entire cookie with yellow piping icing. Allow the cookie to dry completely.
4 – Mixing a small amount of vanilla extract with a pinch of luster dust, using a small paintbrush, paint the yellow boarder with the luster dust. Allow to dry completely.
Sochi Medallion Cookie Icing Colors
White - Piping and flood consistencies
Blue – Piping consistency
Sochi Medallion Decorating Instructions
1 – Outline and flood the cookie with white icing. Allow the cookie to dry completely.
2 – Start by piping the mountains. Then use them as a guide to center the rest of the text. After the mountains, pipe the "Sochi". Then allow it to dry for just a few minutes. Then pipe the "2014" and the small Olympic rings.
3 – After the cookie completely dried, pipe the blue border.
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