Tropical Island Beach Cookies
I have a confession. I've never actually been to a tropical beach. Sure, I've been to the beach- I live a little over an hour away from the Atlantic Ocean. The thought of visiting a real tropical beach- like in the Caribbean- is really, really appealing. Hot sun, a cool fruity drink, soothing sound of the waves. But then the reality sets in. I get sunburned in about 2 seconds, flat. I don't actually swim in the ocean- I'm more of a stand-in-the-surf, let's-go-find-seashells kind of girl.
I am wary of the unknown creatures that reside below the ocean's surface (thank you Discovery Channel). So when I made these cookies, I had to rely on lots of photographs to imagine what a real tropical beach would be like, and ignore the reality of the sand grains that never seem to wash away no matter how many times I shampoo.
Although I made this cookie design on a plaque shape, it would work well on many different shapes, like a circle, oval, or rectangle to name a few! OOh- imagine this on a thought bubble shaped cookie!!
What you'll need:
* baked cookie shape using your favorite roll-out recipe
* sand-colored royal icing in 20-second consistency
* aqua blue royal icing in 20-second consistency
* darker blue royal icing in 20-second and thicker consistencies
* white royal icing, in piping consistency and very thinned flood consistency
* dark brown royal icing, in piping consistency
* medium and dark green royal icing in piping consistency
7. Use the darker green to add more leaves and shrubs. You're all done!
I love how you can see the sand beneath the surf! I airbrushed a tiny bit of pearl sheen to add just a touch of extra sparkle.
These cookies would be a great addition to any luau or beach-themed cookie collection!
See how I made a similar hula-girl cookie design here.
6/22/2016 12:02:46 pm
Amy - I am always thrilled with your work - you have such a wonderfully creative mind. I love your sugar blends, I love your airbrushing tips, and I especially love your tutorials. There is always a Clough'd 9 original facet to each one!
Amy Clough'D 9
6/27/2016 11:15:24 am
Thank you so much, Karen!!
6/22/2016 12:56:54 pm
Thank you! I always love your cookies. You are so talented!!
6/27/2016 11:08:58 am
Love Love Love this beautiful cookie!❤️❤️❤️
4/18/2017 01:36:28 pm
Love these cookies! I am so new to your work. . . In just a few weeks my daughter and her husband are going to a tropical island to celebrate their 25th anniversary. Can hardly believe it has been 25 yrs since I made their immense wedding cake. My first one for 300! 4 children and many life changes later they are an awesome family.
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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.