A friend asked me if I'd make some bee and hive cookies for a baby shower she was planning for her sister.
What You Need:
Vanilla Sugar Cookie Dough
Yellow and Black Icing Colors
Bee & Hive Cookie Cutters
Medium-Large Treat Bags
Ribbon for tying
Karen's Cookies. They were bigger than I'd anticipated. So, to make a collection of 20 hives with 3 bees each, it took me three batches of my Vanilla Sugar Cookies.
You'll want probably 2/3 of your icing in yellow, with the rest split pretty evenly between white and black... maybe a tad more white than black.
*Note: Click my Royal Icing Recipe to get tips on getting the right consistency... and I will have another post coming out about it soon. For tips on getting black icing, click over to this post where I talk about how to color icing.
I added yellow lines inside of the bees' bodies to make the stripes less likely to run or bleed.
For the filling in, I worked in groups of about 20 bees so that by the time I got done with #20, the first ones had set enough to move on to the next color.
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