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post #16 of 205
Oh, those are lovely! The colors and the design are so bright and happy. I'm working on mine... plan to post today or tomorrow.
post #17 of 205
Okay, here is my birdbath cookie! I have been wanting to do a cake similar to this for a LOOOOONG time, but haven't had the occasion to do so. So when someone mentioned birds as a possible theme, this idea again came to mind.

Constructed of stacked butter cookies, coated with cookie icing for strength and then rubbed with a darker color of buttercream to give it a two-tone effect. The top cookie is like a "stained glass cookie" with melted Jolly Racher candy as the water. The little birds are fondant.
post #18 of 205
Edymion, I think you forgot to post the photo after teasing us with that description! icon_lol.gif
post #19 of 205
Hmmmm. Well, I'll try again to post the picture.
LL
post #20 of 205
It's adorable! It's hard to believe it's a cookie -- I've never seen anything like it before!
post #21 of 205
oh my gosh ! That birdbath cookie is the cutest thing I've seen in a long time ! I just love it ! How many cookies are stacked to get it that tall? The birds are adorable too - great job !
post #22 of 205
endymion your birdbath cookie is amazing!! One word -- TUTORIAL!~ icon_biggrin.gif
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post #23 of 205
Gemini...love the cookies! Endy....WOW! How do you eat something like that?
post #24 of 205
It is 11 cookies stacked up; I'll try to post pics to show.

It wouldn't be too tough to eat (believe me, I worked on the "mistakes"! LOL!) Just pull things apart.

But obviously, a treat for a couple or family to share rather than a one-person dessert!
LL
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post #25 of 205
So Endy I'm curious about the covering with cookie icing and rubbing with buttercream -- can you elaborate?
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post #26 of 205
For strength, I wanted everything coated in the cookie icing, which dries harder -- close to a royal icing. I just followed the heating directions on the bottle, and then squirted some between each cookie, then squirted it on the outside and went over it with a paint brush.

After that got good and dry (bottle says wait 45 minutes), I made some gray butter cream. My original intent was to completely pipe over the coated cookie, but it was just too difficult to get the piping bag into the nooks and crannies.

When I was wiping off the buttercream, I found that I really liked the 2-tone effect that the half-wiped-off buttercream gave, so I just squirted buttercream here and there and swiped it across the cookie until I was satisfied with the overall coloration. I like the way it turned out; a happy accident! icon_smile.gif
post #27 of 205
Very cool!! Do you think royal would work just as well?
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post #28 of 205
Yes, I'm sure royal will work. (I've just had variable success making it, so I prefer to use the bottled kind for small projects.)

By the way, the cookies aren't super thick; the whole thing is less than 2-1/2 inches tall (not counting the birds). The largest cookie is 3-1/2 inches across (measuring flat side to flat side) or 3-3/4 inches (measuring point to point.)
post #29 of 205
Awesome!! You've inspired me now!! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #30 of 205
Couple more tips if you want to make your own birdbath cookie stack -- you really need two birds rather than just one, to balance the weight so that it doesn't lean to one side. (Learned that the hard way!)

Also, when you are making the stained glass cookie -- don't put the crushed candy in the opening until about 3 minutes before the cookies are done. If you leave them in the oven longer, they start to boil and get bubbly rather than having a smooth, glassy surface.

Oh! One more thing -- when you are applying the cookie icing/royal icing, attach all the cookies together and then turn the whole thing upside down to coat most of the top, and then flip it over again to do the bottom and the tip-top surface. Try to avoid getting the icing on the candy -- it will melt the cand if left in contact with it.
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