The Good Witch of the North and the queen fairy agree that these starwands are magically delicious. The pixies at your party will love them, too.Send the sparkly pink wands home as party favors, or let the children deco-rate their own with royal icing and sanding sugar. They are sure to cast aspell on all who hold them.
Sugar Cookies (page 48)
1 recipe Royal Icing(page 15)
pink and/or whitesanding sugar, 6- or 8-inch lollipopsticks for magic wands, and ribbonfor decoration (1 to 2 feet perwand, depending on whether aknot or bow is tied)
pink liquid gel colors
half-sheetbaking pan, pastry cones, starcookie cutter
Bake the cookies and let them cool com-pletely. Prepare the Royal Icing. Keep theicing covered with a damp cloth.
Prepare the colored icing: approximately1 cup light pink, ½ cup medium pink, ½ cupneon pink.
To prevent breaking when decorating,hold the cookie, not the lollipop stick.Spread a thin layer of colored icing overthe entire cookie. Immediately pour whiteor pink sanding sugar over the top or dipthe cookie into a bowl of sanding sugar,pressing gently to adhere. Shake or dust off any excess sugar.
Place 2 tablespoons of each color icinginto separate pastry cones. Cut a small holeat the tip of each pastry cone. Pipe dots orlacy borders around the edge of eachcookie, write the initials of the birthdayfairy, or make a design of your own. Letdry overnight.
Tie a bow with long trails around the handleof each wand.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
50 Kids’ Cakes from the Whimsical Bakehouse
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