Wednesday, July 12, 2017

PacMan Themed Birthday Day ... Apple Cookies

More on our PacMan party themed birthday party. I've shown the PacMan cookies and the Ghost Cookies today it's the Apple Cookies. Now My plan was to do Apple and Cherry cookies both are something PacMan eat in the game. WELL Amazon let me down and the Cherry cookie cutter arrived the MORNING of the party!

If you're in need or cookies for a party or just to eat, shoot me a msg at SweetPea Cookie Therapy. Thank you!


What you Need:
Apple Cookie Cutter
Royal Icing - Red and Green
Pipping Bags


I had an apple cutter on hand from a Descendants party I did a while back for a friend. This has the bite taken out of it, which I made like PacMan took a bite out of them ... lol. I piped on the red for the apple and green for the leaf. Simple, easy design that was perfect for the theme.


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INGREDIENTS:
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
DIRECTIONS:
1.In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
2.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
3.Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.

Julie Usher, she has a GREAT YouTube video on how to make, color and make consistency adjustments

Royal Icing what you need:
2 lbs Powdered Sugar
1/2 tsp Cream of Tartar
5 Large Egg Whites (or equivalent) 
Flavor to Taste
Gel Icing Color

Mix powder sugar and cream of tartar in your mixer, just to make sure it is incorporated in. Slowly add egg whites, then whip start of slow then go to very high speed. She says around 2 minutes, my friend had an older mixer so it took almost 10 minutes. You want stiff peaks that hold on and won't fall off the spoon. Add in your flavor, I would suggest you use a clear flavoring.  This would be the glue texture great for ginger bread houses etc.

Take 1 cup of royal icing in a smaller bowl then add your coloring, lightly mix so you don't get air into the the icing. I'm like her and like the gel coloring. 

For Top Coating - Add 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 tsp Water (This is if you don't want to outline and flood)
For Outlining - Add 1/2 to 3/4 tsp Water
For Flooding  - Add 2 to 3 tsp Water

WATCH her video on How to Top-Coat, Outline, and Flood Cookies. YES it is around 7 minutes BUT if you have never done this technique it's a MUST she explains it perfectly.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

PacMan Themed Birthday Day ... Ghost Cookies

More on our PacMan party themed birthday party. Yesterday I showed the PacMan cookies, today it's the ghost. I picked out a few colors and made these that turned out perfect for the party!

If you're in need or cookies for a party or just to eat, shoot me a msg at SweetPea Cookie Therapy. Thank you!


What you Need:
Oval Cookie Cutter (I cut the end off to make the ghost shape)
Royal Icing - Red, Blue, Green and white/uncolored (see recipe below)
Pipping Bags


I took an oval cookie cutter and the took a knife to cut off the bottom. I then took a piping bag of (blue, green and red) to make the ghost shape. Once dried I made two normal ghost and one dead one. I took a piping bag of white to make the face, for the alive ghost I took the blue an added to the eyes. Pretty simple cookies to make and perfect for the themed party!



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INGREDIENTS:
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
DIRECTIONS:
1.In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
2.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
3.Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.

Julie Usher, she has a GREAT YouTube video on how to make, color and make consistency adjustments

Royal Icing what you need:
2 lbs Powdered Sugar
1/2 tsp Cream of Tartar
5 Large Egg Whites (or equivalent) 
Flavor to Taste
Gel Icing Color

Mix powder sugar and cream of tartar in your mixer, just to make sure it is incorporated in. Slowly add egg whites, then whip start of slow then go to very high speed. She says around 2 minutes, my friend had an older mixer so it took almost 10 minutes. You want stiff peaks that hold on and won't fall off the spoon. Add in your flavor, I would suggest you use a clear flavoring.  This would be the glue texture great for ginger bread houses etc.

Take 1 cup of royal icing in a smaller bowl then add your coloring, lightly mix so you don't get air into the the icing. I'm like her and like the gel coloring. 

For Top Coating - Add 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 tsp Water (This is if you don't want to outline and flood)
For Outlining - Add 1/2 to 3/4 tsp Water
For Flooding  - Add 2 to 3 tsp Water

WATCH her video on How to Top-Coat, Outline, and Flood Cookies. YES it is around 7 minutes BUT if you have never done this technique it's a MUST she explains it perfectly.

Monday, July 10, 2017

PacMan Birthday Party ... PacMan Cookies (2 options)

I'm back, sorry for the delay on my post lately. Summer makes it so hard for me to sit and write a post before bed time. I try to write one and so it's ready to go for the next day, but me time right now has been hard to come by.

As you have seen theme going on is PacMan for my son's 10th birthday. Today I show the simple cookies made. These were a lot of fun to make, my son even got into the decorating process.



Here is the 2nd design we put on cupcakes to take to school:


If you're in need or cookies for a party or just to eat, shoot me a msg at SweetPea Cookie Therapy. Thank you!

What you Need:
Round Cookie Cutter
Royal Icing - Yellow and white/uncolored (see recipe below)
Black Edible Pen
Pipping Bags


Bake the circle size you would like, I used a medium size circle cookie cutter. One the cookies were ready for decorating I took some yellow food gel coloring (I use AmeriColor). Using a piping bag you pipe the PacMan shape. I then took a piping bag of white to make the circle the PacMan eats. Caden got his design on and took my black edible pen to make the eyeball. Simple but fun!


I also made some to go to Caden's class the last week of school. Here is those we made:



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INGREDIENTS:
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
DIRECTIONS:
1.In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
2.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
3.Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.

Julie Usher, she has a GREAT YouTube video on how to make, color and make consistency adjustments

Royal Icing what you need:
2 lbs Powdered Sugar
1/2 tsp Cream of Tartar
5 Large Egg Whites (or equivalent) 
Flavor to Taste
Gel Icing Color

Mix powder sugar and cream of tartar in your mixer, just to make sure it is incorporated in. Slowly add egg whites, then whip start of slow then go to very high speed. She says around 2 minutes, my friend had an older mixer so it took almost 10 minutes. You want stiff peaks that hold on and won't fall off the spoon. Add in your flavor, I would suggest you use a clear flavoring.  This would be the glue texture great for ginger bread houses etc.

Take 1 cup of royal icing in a smaller bowl then add your coloring, lightly mix so you don't get air into the the icing. I'm like her and like the gel coloring. 

For Top Coating - Add 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 tsp Water (This is if you don't want to outline and flood)
For Outlining - Add 1/2 to 3/4 tsp Water
For Flooding  - Add 2 to 3 tsp Water

WATCH her video on How to Top-Coat, Outline, and Flood Cookies. YES it is around 7 minutes BUT if you have never done this technique it's a MUST she explains it perfectly.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

PacMan Party .. Inside the Goody Bag (Ghost Me spray)

Yesterday I showed you the outside of the goody bags, today is what is inside. I saw on Pinterest Ghost Me using hair spray .. I searched but that stuff is spendy. So Plan B came into play, Dollar Tree has Silly Spray so I changed it up.


Supplies:
Silly String Spray (Dollar Tree $1 Each / I did 20 bags $20)
Labels (Dollar Tree 1 Package for $1 / I've been using this pkg for a lot of projects)

I downloaded PacMan Font from DaFont, this is my go to place for font's. I found circle labels at Dollar Tree. NOW they are Polaroid which doesn't have easy templates like Avery. So I found the Avery compatible one and played around until my words and Ghost fit in the circle.  

For the different color ghost I did a Google search for PacMan Ghost .PNG (.PNG are images with out a back ground so they are easy to copy and paste into documents). Once I got the labels set up correctly, I printed out. I then stuck a label on the silly string bottle. Each Goody Bag got one spray.

VERY simple and the kids LOVE Silly Spray.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

PacMan Birthday Party .. Goody Bags (PacMan & Ghost)

Early I showed you the invites for my son's PacMan themed party. Today is the goody bags made. Now you've heard me several times say I hate goody bags, the party is usually crazy expensive and then you're expected to give guest a party gift. This is usually when we go to the dollar store toys and ton's of candy. So my thought is if I'm sending you home with hopefully something you will keep or eat right away so it's not thrown out.


I wasn't sure on who all was attending so I didn't put names on bags. Caden's bag I did add on wording. The other bags just had PacMan eating the power pills.

I did 2 didn't bag types, a PacMan and a Ghost theme.

Supplies:
Black Bag (Hobby Lobby 12pk $3.99)
Yellow Card Stock
Blue Card Stock
Purple Card Stock
Orange Card Stock
Black Card Stock
White Card Stock
Cricut - I used George Cartridge to cut circles, ovals
Googley Eyes
Glue Stick

Ghost Goody Bags:



For the Ghost bags I took oval cut outs (5.5 inches) in purple, orange and Blue. I then took my scissors to make the bottom of the ghost. Instead of cutting out eyes, I used googley eyes because I think they are fun! I cut out small circles using the cricut (1 inch). I used glue sticks we had left over from school and glued it all onto the bag. This really didn't take very long. The longest part is cutting them from the cricut.


PacMan Goody Bag:



For the PacMan bags I took the circle cut outs (3.5 inches) and took my scissors to make the mouth of PacMan. I cut out black circles for the eyes (1 Inch). I cut out small white circles using the cricut (1 inch) for the dots. Again I used the glue sticks we had left over from school and glued it all onto the bag. This really didn't take very long. The longest part is cutting them from the cricut.


I'll share what goes into the bags shortly. I included a sneak peak for you.

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