Sunday, June 17, 2012

England Footballer Cookies

To celebrate England's 3-2 win over Sweden on Friday night I have immortalised the team in biscuit form. The only downside to the win is that I can't make a joke about my biscuit team playing better than England do!! If you look closely there's also a mysterious new member of the team...
This is my second entry into our new Calendar Cakes Challenge...my first being these Lime and Vodka Russian Doll Cakes. I'm co-hosting the challenge with Dolly Bakes, so check out her blog for more info on this month's theme: Euro 2012.
To make these cookies, you can use any cookie dough recipe such as this one from BBC GoodFood and the cookie cutter came from Cakes, Cookies and Crafts. These cookies would also be great for a young football fan's birthday, they could be decorated in any team's kit as required!
Once the cookies are baked, you just need to make some royal icing which is fairly stiff. This can be used to pipe an outline for your footballer. The icing should then be made a little runnier by adding water. To flood fill the cookies, put the icing in a small piping bag and snip off the end, fill the outline with icing and use the end of the piping bag to push it out to the edges...simples!

13 comments:

  1. Brilliant as ever Laura. Love the names and numbers on them! Was going to do these as well though so I'll have to have another think! :)

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  2. Susie...you should make them anyway...the more the merrier!! :-)

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  3. These are cute especially the additional team member :) I'm running out of time for your challenge so apologies in advance!

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  4. What fantastic cutters - although it's your brilliant decoration that makes these. Love how you've given Walcott top spot...and nice to see the Chuckle Brothers getting a game too....!

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  5. Ha ha...the Chuckle Brothers were for use if they lost the game!! :-)

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  6. I love these! Just as much as I love the amazing Russian Dolls below! What fantastic bakes both of them! But did you feel just a little bad biting the heads off the English team?!

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  7. Thanks Kate! We'll see who loses their head first depending on how they play on Tuesday! :-)

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  8. Hey they look cool! Well done you, they look really funky!

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  9. Let's see how they are treated on tuesday. You have amazing piping skills. Love it!

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  10. These cookies are so cute!

    I still have the residue impressive memory of your Russian Dolls cake and now I felt "bombarded" with your another great masterpiece. Wow!

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  11. Love it love it so much :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  12. Congrats my friend, I have awarded you the much deserved Versatile Blogger Award :D
    Check it out here: http://gobakeyourself.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/i-love-thee-microwaves/

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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