I grew up with Calvin & Caleb's mom, Jennifer. Jennifer & I became friends when her family moved in across the street in July 1975. Our neighborhood was so great, we had so many kids and we all played from the time the sun came up til the time the sun set (or when our mom's called us in). I made this set of cookies for the boy's birthdays.
Her boys are in to Harry Potter. I haven't picked up a Harry Potter book or movie so I had to do a little Googling and spend some time on Pinterest to find ideas. I found this set by Simply Sweets by Honeybee and fell in love with her colors & designs. I wanted to keep my shapes all square so they would be sturdy enough to ship and hopefully not break. The plaque cutter is from Plastics in Print. They are one of my favorite cookie cutter makers now. I have 5 of their cutters and 3 more should be arriving this week. They load their store on Fridays and it sells out pretty quickly. I've received all my orders within 4-5 days which is pretty quick if you ask me.
I will be working on a few tutorials for the Harry Potter cookies. I used royal icing transfers for most of the cookies. They work up much faster this way and it's easier to keep designs uniform. To do a transfer, draw a design on paper, then lay wax paper over it. Pipe the outline, wait about 5 minutes and then fill. I'll show you later in the week as I get the tutorials done. Once they are dry, pipe & flood your cookie, then carefully peel off the royal icing transfer and place it gently on top of the wet icing on your cookie... simple as that! It's good to always make a few extra transfers because some will break. Sugarbelle makes royal icing transfers (Eyes, ribbon roses and flower centers) with left over icing which is a great idea..better than throwing it away & it speeds up future projects.
Rustic Red icing was made by mixing Americolor
3 parts Super Red & 1 part Warm Brown
I used vanilla extract and a little dye to color in the face on the sorting hat
The Harry Potter Set
Happy Birthday Caleb & Calvin!!