Every new baby needs at least a couple baby bibs, and these Sweet and Neat Baby Cookies are sure to please new moms and dads alike! Featuring either pink or blue detailing and accents, these new baby cookies also sport a cute candy duck in the center of the bib. Fun for baby showers, first birthdays or even to hand out as baby shower cookie favors, these little sweet treats give you great results with little effort!
In advance: Make candy. Using candy colors, tint portions of melted candy yellow and orange (with a little red). Mold ducks using painting method, filling cavities half full. Refrigerate until firm; unmold.
Roll out dough and cut bib using largest blossom cutter; cut neck line using circle cutter. Bake and cool.
Using royal icing, outline scallop center of bib, about 1/4 to 1/2 in. from edge, with tip 3. Pipe in with thinned royal icing. Let dry overnight.
Pipe tip 3 zigzag border; add tip 3 dots at scallop points. Attach duck candy with royal icing. Pipe tip 2 dots on scallop center. For each cookie, cut a 6 in. length of ribbon; attach ends to cookie with royal icing. Using 18 in. of ribbon, tie a bow at center of neck ribbon.
Adding color details to candies makes them more realistic and much more fun! For large areas of color, it's best to paint the melted candy right in the mold before the whole candy is molded using a decorator brush. Or, for very small details like vines, mouths and messages, melted candy should be piped onto molded candies using a parchment bag with a small hole cut in the tip.
Perfect for classic borders or cloudlike decorations, dots are a versatile technique that can be piped in a range of sizes. The dot technique can be used as a simple border for cakes and cookies, as well as for icing cupcakes or piping meringues.