When your lovely, stylish friend with extremely good taste is visiting with her kids, fancy but fun cookies are needed. I visited France a lot as a child with my parents and the glamour of that country left a lasting impression, so here are some cute but classic Vespa cookies.
What you will need:
- Cookie Dough
- Gel Food Colour
- Royal Icing
- Edible Paint (if using)
- Icing Bags ( I use zip lock bags and clips)
- Cookie Cutter ( Williams Sonoma)
- Paintbrush (if using edible paint)
Cut out and chill your cookies in the fridge on a lined baking tray for at least ten minutes while your oven heats up. Bake the cookies as in the recipe. While they are cooling make up some white royal icing, some a thick toothpaste consistency for outlines and details and some a thinner shampoo consistency for flooding the cookie. Bag some of the white icing and colour the rest to your taste. You will need outline and flood icing in every colour. I have used lemon yellow, pink, blue, green and grey.
2. Firstly outline the seat and body of the Vespa with your thick icing and then flood this area with your thin icing, using a toothpick to pop any air bubbles. Leave this dry a little, then using your white thick icing outline the tires, then flood them with your thin white icing. Using your thick white icing draw on the headlight, backlight and handlebars, using some of the thin icing to fill in the lights. Take the thick white icing and draw on some stripe details on to the seat. If you are not using edible paint, you could do the wheels, seat and handlebar in black icing. Leave to dry.
3. Using the thick icing, outline the front a back mudguards. Flood with the thin icing and use a toothpick to remove any air bubbles. Leave to dry. Once it is dry, use the thick icing to draw some detail lines on the body of the vespa and on the mud guards. If you are using edible paint, paint the handle bar, wheels and seat black and highlight the lights with a gold. There are so many cute decorating possibilities with this great cookie cutter x