Tequila. Salt. Lime.
Putting together a collection of cookies for a Cinco de Mayo birthday created a challenge. I wanted to include this quintessential indulgence in the set of cookies, but I didn't have a shot glass cutter.
Cutter flips to the rescue!
This handled mug cutter from That's a Nice Cookie Cutter had a great shot glass look, and provided a space for a tequila wedge too. Yes, I realize the tequila wedge is kind of floating along the side of the glass. But after a few tequila shots, who is going to notice? 😉
What you'll need:
* baked mug shape cookies
* royal icing in the following colors/consistencies:
gray: piping (just a little bit!)
light and dark green: 25-second
* cardstock paper
* airbrush and gold airbrush coloring
* pencil and scissors
* scribe tool or toothpick
* white sanding sugar (for the "salt")
1. Bake your mug shape cookie. Use white royal icing to flood the glass part of the cookie, leaving a space along the handle of the mug for the lime wedge. Use the gray royal icing to add in a few glass lines at the bottom. Allow this section to dry well.
2. Make a template/stencil by tracing the mug cutter on the piece of cardstock paper. Cut it out. Now draw and cut out a space on the cardstock mug that will represent the liquid in the glass.
3. Use the template to airbrush the "tequila" onto the shot glass cookie. I like Amerimist Gold (not the metallic gold sheen). Notice that the airbrush shading is heavier along the edge of the template to create a curved appearance.
4. Use the dark green, light green, and white royal icing to pipe the lime wedge. Darker green on the outside to represent the peel, white and lighter green to represent the lime flesh.
5. After a few minutes, use the scribe or toothpick to scratch the surface of the light green part of the lime to give some texture. Add some detail lines on the glass, and a little bit of sanding sugar "salt", if you wish. You're done! Time for tequila!
Here's the whole Cinco de Mayo collection.
One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, FLOOR!
I'm Amy. Wife, Mom, former science teacher- and now full time cookie baker on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Pull up a chair and we'll create! I'll bring the coffee- maybe Mike (The Cookie Widower) will make it for us.