Last September, my cousin's husband's cousin (cousin-in-law?) Su asked me to make sea-themed cookies for her sister's baby shower. The invitations had a pretty sea coral theme, so we decided to go with seashells, seahorses, and starfish in turquoise and coral colors.
I baked up a few batches of my favorite sugar cookie dough (recipe in my book, The Hello Kitty Baking Book!), and used various cookie cutters that I had bought on Amazon! (You can find them here for the star fish, here for the sea shell, and here for the sea horse!)
For the seashells, I used stiff white royal icing (recipe also in my book!) to outline the shells, and once they were dry I filled them in with runny white icing.
Then once that had dried for several hours, I went back with stiff white icing and a small round tip to pipe the shell details.
I also prepared piping bags of turquoise and coral colored icing. For the turquoise I used Americolor sky blue, and for the coral I used two parts soft pink, one part lemon yellow, and one part red.
Next came the starfish. I again outlined each one, this time with stiff turquoise icing, and then filled them in with runny turquoise icing.
Once dry, I added dot details to each starfish, using stiff turquoise icing.
I also made some of them in coral.
And it was pretty much the same process for the seahorses as well - outline with stiff icing, fill with runny icing, let dry, and then use stiff icing to add the details.
I love how they turned out, and I especially love this color combination!
Happy baby shower, Jueun!