Last year a friend asked me to make some snacks for her. She opened her own photography studio with some friends of hers. It was a Grand Opening and she wanted me to make some sweet snacks for the party. I made Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes, Raspberry Cake Pops as well as these Instagram Cookies.
The whole evening was a hit and her colleagues enjoyed the snacks immensely. Everyone was very excited about the Instagram Cookies.
I used this recipe for the sugar cookies as well as the royal icing. The instructions on how to make Dora the Explorer Cookies are the same as for these Instagram cookies.
When mixing your royal icing you might want to add the colours first. Even gel colours seemed to change the icing consistency. After that, water it down so you can flood the cookie.
– Dark Brown
I started with the bottom half of the logo and outlined the lens with a black edible marker so I would know where to go. There was a debate if I should not do the bottom and top part first and draw the lens on top. If I do those cookies again I believe I would do that. This time however, I didn’t. After the outline the bottom part was flooded and left to dry. I am not sure how long it too, but several hours seems to be the norm. The top part was outlined with dark brown and flooded as well, which was then followed by the black lens.
After a day of drying I added the details: the corner lens, the Instagram colours on the left side and the white swoosh for the lens in the middle. What I noticed was that red, yellow, green and blue had different consistency while drawing those short lines. I did not expect for blue to be runnier than red. Also, there were some bubbles in the lines, especially with green. On the other hand, I am not royal icing a lot of cookies so if you are more experienced you will have less problems with that. Sorry that there are no more in between pictures. It simply slipped my mind.
I was glad that I invested in those extra colours like brown and flesh and didn’t have to mix them. There are those cookie decorated who easily can mix those colours together, I am not one of them. It is a labour intensive cookie, especially if you do several dozen, but whoever receives them will appreciate the work you put into them.