I know, I know, "tutu cute" is offensively puny, but I couldn't help myself. It's late, I'm running on fumes, and frankly, I think these cookies are some of the cutest I've made to-date.
Adelyn, the daughter of my former coworker, turned 5 today and requested a ballet-themed birthday party. I think it was kismet, because just a few days prior, I watched a tutorial video by the fabulous Mary of Emma's Sweets on piping tutu-inspired ruffles and couldn't wait to try it myself. How's that for timing?
Here's a closer view of the name plate and hand-drawn ballet slippers; these were the accent cookies -- I did three of each of type. I love the long strings on the ballet slippers, and yes, I just can't seem to stay away from piping little roses on at least a few of my cookies.
- As always, Amazon is my go-to resource for cookie cutters, and I got both the tutu and ballet slipper cutters from the site.
- The ballet slippers and little ballerina were piped on the Maryann Plaque cookie cutter from Whisked Away Cutters
- The little rose accent cookies are inspired by the now infamous whimsical roses by The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle. The cookie cutter is available in two sizes from Whisked Away Cutters.
- I used Americolor's Soft Gel Paste Food Color in shades Soft Pink and Dark Pink for all five shades of pink, as well as Peach for a soft flesh tone on the ballet slipper.