Bugs & Blossoms

Bugs & Blossoms

Create a garden of goodies—easy-to-decorate cookie pops spring up from cute raffia-topped containers. Perfect centerpieces!

Each cookie serves 1.

Step 1

Step 1: Make Cookies

Prepare your favorite sugar cookie recipe or use refrigerated cookie dough. Roll out dough and cut flower cookies using different sized blossom cutters and bug buddies using metal cutters. Bake at 375°F for 9-11 minutes or until edges are light brown. Cool on pan on wire rack 2 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.

Step 2

Step 2: Decorate Cookies

Tint Royal Icing yellow, rose, violet, blue, black and green; reserve some white. (NOTE: If cookies will not be shipped and will be eaten quickly, buttercream icing can be used to decorate cookies.) Outline flowers with star tip lines; fill in completely with stars and add rosette flower center. Outline bug cookies with round tip; fill in with stars (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch, if desired.) Add tip 1 features. After decorating, attach lollipop sticks to backs of cookies with melted candy; let dry.

Step 3

Step 3: Assemble Arrangement

Add 1 to 1-1/2 inches dry beans to container to keep it steady. Place craft block in container; insert cookie sticks into craft block, trimming sticks as needed. Glue grass to craft block using glue gun.

The Public Television cake decorating show providing easy projects for special celebrations. Not intended to replace instructional classes.