Color Flow Airplane Cookies

This week I’m going to be sharing my airplane baby shower all week, today is the airplane cookies, Wednesday the cake, Thursday the invitations and Friday the rest of the party, including the labels! I hope you all enjoy it! It was such a fun party to throw for my sweet cousin.


Take your favorite sugar cookies, but for this method if you want the frosting to dry hard so you can stack them you need to use royal icing, so it’s mostly sugar, and looks AMAZING, but isn’t he most tasty frosting. You CAN use my classic Sugar cookie frosting, making it thick for the outline and thin for filling in, but while the frosting will crust over you won’t be able to stack them. But it does taste better in my opinion….


First we’re going to outline the shape you want.  I started with the MAIN space, then did one side of the details then the other.  You want to make sure your outline connects everywhere without spaces or holes.


Then any detail work in the center, I was going off an image of a plane I tweaked and colored for our party…  do this to ALL the cookies and let the outlines dry completely.

Take the royal icing and THIN it out, after you’ve thinned it, plop a bit of the frosting back into the main bowl and count to 10, if the plop and/or lines created when you dropped it in have disappeared and you have a nice smooth surface again it’s thinned enough, if not add a bit more water, mix and try again.  Go slowly, like half a tsp at a time, you can always add more water, but if you go too far you can’t take it back out!


Now we’re going to fill in the design, doing one space at a time,works smoothly and quickly, starting with a side and moving your way over.  You want it to bubble up over the edge of your outline JUST a bit (but not overflow) creating a pillowy effect..


Use a straight pin or toothpick to help fill in any area and pop any bubbles


Jiggle it a bit to help it smooth itself out


Let it dry completely between each color!  Fill in every space and your done!  Once they are completely dry you can stack them.


And here you can see the plane I tweaked for the labels and used as my cookie inspiration!  More on the party all week!  I can’t wait to share it with you guys.

Simple Sugar Cookie Frosting Recipe
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
  • 4 C powder sugar
  • 1/4 C milk
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp extract (peppermint or almond)
  • Food coloring (optional)
  1. Mix butter, powdered sugar, milk, vanilla and peppermint in your mixer.
  2. Add more milk if needed, 1 tsp at a time - you want it thick enough to pipe and hold it's shape
  3. To Thin Icing: To thin for pouring, add 1 teaspoon milk at a time, adding milk until it's thin enough that when you stir and let it sit the icing will smooth out by the count of 10.

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Ashlee has been cake decorating for 9 year, and blogging for 7+. She has 5 children ages 3-13 that she enjoys throwing parties for. She loves to bake, cook, crochet, knit, do home improvement, graphic design, photography and writing.
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    • says

      This version of frosting is really fun and pretty, but not quite as tasty. if you don’t have to stack them I’d use butter and milk in the frosting for taste!

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