How to Make Engagement Sugar Cookies for a Bridal Shower
My best friend of 25 years is getting married in just a few months so I had to make some engagement sugar cookies/bridal shower cookies for her.
She is semi-eloping in Hawaii so her bachelorette and bridal shower were kind of combined into one party. We had a ton of fun getting dressed up in our little black dresses, eating a fancy brunch, and sampling wine in Woodinville, Washington.
If you haven’t been able to check out Woodinville Wine Country, it’s a beautiful area in the Pacific Northwest chock full of wineries. With over 130 wineries, it is the best way to find the perfect wine for you. My favorite winery was Chateau St. Michelle, so beautiful. We had a table on the grass and enjoyed the last few days of summer sun will sipping white blends and champagne.
So without further ado, here’s the tutorial for how to make engagement ring cookies, one of the six designs I made for the set.
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Part 1: Gathering the Supplies for the Engagement Sugar Cookies
To decorate these engagement ring cookies, you will want to gather:
- 4 Icing bags
- 4 Couplers
- One Wilton #101 tip, one Wilton #2 tip, one Wilton #5 tip, one Wilton #352 tip, and one Wilton #366 tip – buy these at Walmart or purchase this kit I use for almost every tutorial
- Engagement ring cookie cutter – I used this engagement ring cookie cutter
- Gel food dye for buttercream frosting in Rose and Kelly Green
- Palette knife or butter knife
- Ingredients to make metallic luster paint which includes vodka or extract, luster dust of choice, and a paint brush
- Ingredients for a crusting buttercream, find my crusting buttercream icing recipe here
- Ingredients for sugar cookie dough, find my no spread sugar cookies recipe here
Part 2: Baking the Cookies and Setting up the Icing Bags
- Roll, cut out, and bake your sugar cookies according to the recipe.
- Make your buttercream icing and separate it into four bowls:
- Put about a quarter cup of buttercream into one bowl and color that light pink.
- Put another quarter cup into a bowl and color that a darker pink.
- Put another quarter cup into a bowl and color that green.
- The remaining buttercream will remain undyed.
- Set up your icing bags as follows:
- Place a coupler into each of the four bags and then add your buttercream to the bags. You do not need to add the tips yet.
- To make the luster powder paint, pour about a teaspoon of luster powder into a small dish. Add a few drops of either vanilla extract or vodka and mix with a paint brush.
Part 3: Making the Engagement Ring Cookies
Check out the video above to see how these engagement ring cookies come together and then use the step-by-step photo tutorial below when you’re ready to decorate.
How to Make Engagement Ring Sugar Cookies
- Attach the tip #5 to the white frosting and fill in the entire cookie. You can be sloppy here!
- Using the palette knife or your preferred smoothing method, smooth the buttercream frosting.
- Remove the tip #5 and replace it with the tip #2 to draw the outline of the engagement ring. Pro tip: Use the palette knife to fix any wonky lines, especially when piping circles.
- Paint the metal part of the engagement ring with the luster powder paint. Since the buttercream hasn’t had a chance to crust yet, be careful to press gently when painting.
- Attach the tip #103 to the light pink frosting and pipe a small rose. If you aren’t sure how to pipe a rose, check out my tutorial for piping roses.
- Remove the tip #103 from the light pink bag, rinse it in hot water and dry with a paper towel and then attach it to the dark pink frosting. Pipe another small rose.
- Attach the Wilton #366 to the green piping bag and pipe out some green leaves. Remember to hold the leaf tip so that the “V” cutouts are on the sides of the piping tip.
- Replace the #366 with the tip #2. Make sure to rinse and dry the tip #2 from when you used it with the white frosting first. Pipe a vine along the bottom of the cookie.
- Replace the #2 with the #352 leaf tip and pipe small leaves onto the vine.
These are just the prettiest engagement ring cookies. I give major props to the cookie cutter since it includes a spot for pretty florals. I also love the addition of the metallic paint for a more realistic appearance.
Save the Tutorial for These Bridal Shower Cookies For Later
Make sure to save this engagement sugar cookies tutorial for your upcoming bridal shower parties! Use the image below to pin it to your wedding board on Pinterest. Alternatively, use any of the social share icons on the top of the page to share it to your favorite social media site.