“How do you do that?”

When people see Miss Crumb cookies for the first time, I’m often asked

“How do you do that?”

It’s a fair question. And the answer can be as simple or complicated as time allows. The simple answer is patience. Custom decorated cookies take time. There are multiple steps involved after the cookies have been rolled and baked. Icing is layered on the cookies in a particular order. These cheery cherry cookies could be completed in one sitting because of the way the design and colors are laid out.

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For some designs, it’s necessary for the icing to dry completely (10-20 hours) before the next icing color is applied in order to avoid color ‘bleeding.’ So for some designs, we are talking about a multiple day project. I think most designs are just worth it. The results can be impressive.

These Texas themed cookies took three sessions of decorating. Some cookies look better with a black outline, so that was the first step. The next step was basically just filling in the dried black lines of icing. After the filled in icing was completely dry, stars were added to the blue section of the ‘flags.’

They may have taken more time than a lot of designs, but it shows in the intricacy and overall design of the cookies. Someone in Texas will be very happy to receive this shipment this week!

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The state flower of Texas is the Bluebonnet. It holds a special place in the hearts of all Texans. It also fits nicely onto a bunch of grapes cookie shape!

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4 thoughts on ““How do you do that?”

  1. Grace

    Sat with your mom yesterday. She said she would be sharing a special shipment. I told her that it sounded like a wonderful dessert for a lunch. That is what we will do. I have been anxious to try them! So proud of you! they are so beautiful!

  2. Al Delgado

    Often wondered about your process. Your cookies are both fantastic and delicious! Keep up the great work Miss Crumb (and your little helper too!).

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