Last week I was excited to fill an order for piglet cookies and cupcakes. My friend is attending a wedding this weekend, which is taking place on a farm. The guests were asked to bring a treat for a potluck dessert buffet and my friend wanted to bring something to do with the farm theme. She settled on pigs and I was delighted. I love working with pink!
Next week I will post step-by-step instructions on baking, icing, and packaging iced cookies. For this particular order, however, I was concentrating on the work rather than trying to photograph each part of the process. Here is a quick run through in the meantime of my upcoming sugar cookie post.
After browsing online for decoration inspiration, I had ideas of adding hooves and a curly tail. In the end, however, I settled on a minimalist pig - simple icing and a sugar candy edible eye. I began by outlining the cookie with thick pink icing made with sugar and sifted confectioners sugar:
Next, I filled the pig in with some thinned icing (I added a very small amount of water to the thick icing mixture) that flowed more easily. I used a toothpick to nudge the icing to toward the edges until the outline was completely filled:
Then, viola, a happy, pink piglet!
How cute are they?! Adorable. I left them to dry overnight before packaging them. It's important the icing is completely set or it will smoosh and ruin your hard work!
To make the cupcakes I found this adorable version of a piglet and followed it pretty closely. Begin by cutting large marshmallows in half (I used scissors). Place the sticky side down onto the cupcake to create a snout. Use edible eyes (I purchased some a Micheal's Crafts) to place above the snout. Now things are coming together! I piped the sugar cookie icing on to the marshmallow snout to tie together the colors of the cupcakes and cookies. Here are some cupcakes frosted in pink-dyed vanilla buttercream with their edible eyes and marshmallow snouts:
To add the ears, cut strawberry wafer cookies in diagonals and place them above the eyes:
I just love them!! And my friend who ordered them was very pleased, as well. I hope they made it safely to the farm wedding for everyone to enjoy. They were sent off dressed in their finest:
Congratulations to Tatiana and Graham on their wedding day! I hope it was spectacular. :)