Monday, January 31, 2011

LolliLips

I can't believe I  finally figured out how to do a collage (Thanks to a great tutorial by Cheryl of Tidymom contributing on Beautiful Blog Designs), and retrieve it! It proves that  you can teach an old grandma new tricks! Ha ha!

Unfortunately,  I didn't have a cute model available as I did here for my mustache cookies. I grabbed my resident Pooh, but he looks a little bit creepy, so I reluctantly resorted to myself (not much better:)) to show you the LolliLips cookie in "action".

I came across these cute treats (at Blonde Designs), remembered my mustache cookies on a stick, and then the light bulb came on...to do the same thing with cookie lips, for Valentine's Day!  The Blonde Designs post  (linked above) includes templates and little tags for the sticks(in my photo), but I just used my own freehand mustache template and turned it upside-down:)

I used my sugar cookie recipe with royal icing(both recipes found on my blog, here.)
It's a pretty simple process, but just in case you need some help:

1.  Trace and cut out the template on card stock (I actually used a file folder). You can also use thin cardboard or a stencil sheet.
2. Roll out the cookie dough and place the template on it.  Cut around the template with a small, sharp knife. Do as many as you can on the rolled out dough.  Place the cut out lips on your baking sheet, keeping in mind that you will be inserting the lollipop sticks into them before they are baked, so place accordingly. ( If the knife made the edges of your cookie a little ragged, smooth around the edges with your fingers.)
3.  Once on the baking sheet, insert the sticks into the bottom, center of each cookie, about halfway.  I have inserted them after they are baked when they are still soft, but I prefer it before, and haven't had any problems.
4.  After they are baked, let them cool for a bit on the baking sheet, and then transfer to a cooking rack with a spatula, not by the stick.  You want to make sure it is completely cool and set before you pick it up by the stick.
5.  Once cooled, decorate with the royal icing...outline, fill in, add details.  Let icing dry for a bit between each step, especially before you add the lip detail.

Have FUN with your LolliLips!



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This post is also linked to Allison's SWEET TOOTH FRIDAY!

34 comments:

  1. These are adorable! Thanks for putting a
    Smile on my face :)

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  2. How adorable is THIS? I love it! You look super cute - so does pooh!

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  3. Haha, those are some fun and funny cookies! I was thinking about you the other day. I was thinking, Sue must have SOOOOO many cookie cutters! Glad you figured out how to save your collage, good job!

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  4. Sue, they are super-cute! I love collages, they make posting fun :) Love the LIPS!!!

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  5. So cute!! Love them.. love tidymom... its a match made in heaven! :)

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  6. What a cute idea! I would hold them against my lips and grin too.

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  7. LOVE these too! So cute and clever!!! Good job on the collage!!!

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  8. Hi Sue-You make THE cutest cookies ever. LOVE the lollilips!!!Gorgeous!

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  9. ^^ They are super cute! such a great idea!

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  10. I think you have a future in the modeling department! Another fantastic cookie and great tutorial.

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  11. I just realized, I have probably 50 to 60 cookie cutters, of all sizes, but no lips! Can you believe that? I have a palm tree, a musical note, an elephant, but no lips..lol Now I have a reason to get some, lollilips! Such an adorable idea, Sue!

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  12. They look totally awesome. I should give these a try. you are inspiring me more and more.
    Love the collage!

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  13. Too cute! Perfect for Valentine's. My kids would enjoy making these. thanks for visiting my blog, I'm jealous of your cranberry stockpile!

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  14. Oh Sue you are just the cutest thing in those lips ;p. Love your adorable ideas always.

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  15. Cute cute cute! And fun! Omgosh the kids would love these in in Clara's class.

    L

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  16. These are adorable! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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  17. These may just be the cutest Valentine cookies I've seen yet!

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  18. You should have a subtitle to your blog
    CUTEST COOKIES ON THE BLOCK!
    Everything you do just blows me away. I adore these. My granddaughter came and told me she needed heart cookies for Valentines at school, but I bet we could sneak in a few of these, way too fun.

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  19. These are too cute. I love Pooh's new sexy lips! LOL

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  20. Great collage. I love Winnie's new lips :-)

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  21. Oh my gosh - How adorable! These look like a lot of fun to make.
    Thank you for linking up!
    Alissa

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  22. Sue, it's always worth a trip to Munchkin Munchies to see what you are up to. These are a kick and I think you make a great model. Joni

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  23. These are so cool...I must make them for my little ones.

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  24. They're so cute! This would be a great treat for this Valentines. Doing this would certainly be fun.

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  25. They're so cutee! and you look great!

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  26. Your lollilips are adorable. And you're a great model! Thanks for the link; I'll be sure to check it out.

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  27. those are awesome! and they look delicious!

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  28. Those are adorable!

    I'd love to have you share your recipe on Sweet Tooth Fridays. I hope to see you there! http://alli-n-son.com/2011/02/03/chocolate-toffee/

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  29. These are adorable! They really bring a smile to your face.

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  30. Now that's one cute idea. Really fun :)

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  31. You are fun! Your cookies are too.

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  32. Pooh Bear looks extremely cute with his new lips.

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  33. Ha ha ha these are so cute and so much fun!

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