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Decorative Monogram Plaque Cookies

So . . . I got a new cookie cutter. Isn't that how all of my posts seem to start? I've always been super jealous of Lilaloa's plaque cookie cutter, and finally Karen's Cookies came out with one and I snatched it up immediately . . . and then proceeded to wait forever to actually bake anything with it. That's just how I roll, really. I did, in fact, get around to making some cookies with my new plaque cutter and decided to do a bit of tutorial on these cookies while I was at it. Here's the finished product.


Finished Plaques



Decorative monogram cookies. I of course chose to do "C"s this time around, but really any letter would work with this technique. I think.




Using 10 second black royal icing, I piped the border.




I immediately flooded the interior of the cookie with the same color. In my case, black. You can tell from the finished photo that I did some in white too, to alternate the color scheme. Give the cookie a jostle across your work surface to flatten out any bumps or lines. Then . . . you wait. Dry time. I let these guys dry overnight simply because I was using black and white as my color scheme, and those two colors tend to bleed into each other pretty easily if you don't allow proper dry time. If you want to learn more about royal icing bleeding and how to prevent it, check out this post from Sweetopia.




Once proper drying time had taken place, I then used a #2 Wilton tip to pipe on my first section. I did the little "flower" first because it helped give me a base to work from to make sure everything stayed proportionate and as close to the center of the cookie as possible. Since I was placing my flower on the left hand side of the "C", the flower is, of course, placed off to the left on the cookie.




Then, I added the first layout of my "C". I used 10-second icing here, because I knew I was going to be going back and thickening the letter to give it a more robust feel, and I didn't want to have lines in my "C" when all was said and done. I did do some sketches on paper to get a feel for how I wanted my "C" to be designed and thus already had a plan for where to put the curls, etc.




Without allowing the white to dry AT ALL, I immediately went back and thickened the "C" in the areas closest to the flower. I then gave it a shake to even everything out.




Next, I went in and added some little stems onto my flower with leaves coming off. Given that it's not a typical flower color or design, it can look like a flower with stems, or it can just look like part of the design. But the beauty is that it doesn't really matter when you work with all one color, as it blends together nicely. To get the look of the little leaves, you simply place your tip where you want the base of the leaf to be, squeeze out a round dot, and while still squeezing slightly, pull away and up. This motion makes the leaf end in a point as you can see above.


Step 8 Plaque


I then went around the outside edge with a solid border. Oftentimes I like to do dots because I prefer that look, but dots give a more "fun" feeling while a solid line gives more of an "elegant" feeling. 'Course maybe that's just me, and I AM a bit kooky, so take that with a grain of salt, I suppose!




My very last step was to add the ribbon rose. These roses are made out of fondant. That's a different tutorial for a different day. I attached them simply by putting a dollop of the color I used for the letter on the bottom of each rose and then placing one in the center of each flower. I thought the rose gave a nice formal touch.



These would be great for a wedding, rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, graduation, you name it! I loved them.


Thanks for checking them out. If you want to get the plaque cookie cutter, you can buy it from Karen's Cookies, here.


Happy baking!


The Larger Set



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Images (11)
  • Finished Plaques: Cookies and Photo by Megan Cook
  • Step 1 - Outline Plaque: Cookies and Photo by Megan Cook
  • Step 2 - Flood It: Cookies and Photo by Megan Cook
  • Step 3 - Pipe Flower: Cookies and Photo by Megan Cook
  • Step 4 - Pipe Letter: Cookies and Photo by Megan Cook
  • Step 5 - Fill Around Letter To Fatten It: Cookies and Photo by Megan Cook
  • Step 6 - Add More Details: Cookies and Photo by Megan Cook
  • Step 7- Add A Border: Cookies and Photo by Megan Cook
  • Ta Da! Complete With Ribbon Rose!: Cookies and Photo by Megan Cook
  • Close View Of The Set: Cookies and Photo by Megan Cook
  • The Larger Set: Cookies and Photo by Megan Cook


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Woo hoo! Another blog contribution by a Cookie Connection member! Megan, thanks for sharing and doing such a nice job of explaining how you made these monogram cookies!

They are BEAUTIFUL, and what a great idea!  I'm excited to put pen to paper and sketch some letters :-).  The step-by-step instructions are great .... and you are NOT the only kooky one.  I think the same thing @ lines vs dots!!! lol   MANY THANKS!

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