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Colbi's Giraffe Party - Giraffes
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  • 15 guests
  • 04 September 2010
  • My house / McKinney / Texas / United States
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Dessert Table
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Cake
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Jelly Beans
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Pretzel rods
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Cookies
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Cupcakes
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Marshmallows
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Bunting

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Robin H says...

@ 21:04 on Feb 28, 2011

Dsc_0416_copy_thumb HOW did you do that??? I want to make those but I dont know how!

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Bree H says...

@ 08:54 on Mar 01, 2011

Dsc_0416_copy_thumb Hi Robin! I normally make everything from scratch, but with these dessert tables it's almost impossible to make all the items from scratch and keep them fresh. So I bought the Pillsbury sugar cookie dough that is in a log sort of shape. This saved me a lot of time. I bought the cutter at a local cake decorating supply shop. If you can't find the cutter at a local store, you can for sure find it online. I also bought Wilton's Yellow cookie icing. Again, I would typically make this from scratch but to save time I used the Wilton. So...add some flour to our premade sugar cookie dough and roll it out fairly thin. Use your cutter to cut the shape. I don't flour my cutters. I like the dough to stick just a little bit so it will stay in the cutter long enough for me to get it from the counter or table on to the cookie sheet. Then I gently press it out of the cutter. Bake the cookies as directed, and let them cool completely. Next microwave the Wilton yellow cookie icing as directed on the back of the bottle and shake it to make it well. Then start with the outline. If you hold it up and away from the cookie it is easier to direct the icing where to go then if you're right over the cookie. Outline all the cookies first so the outline can harden a little bit. Then go back with the same Wilton icing and fill it in. With the Wilton a little bit goes a long way so use a toothpick or small spatula to guide the icing where you want it to go. Let these dry completely. Then I justed a brown edible marker for the spots, feet, and faces. I prefer to use Americolor Gourmet Writer fine tip markers. They can be found online or at any cake decorating supply shop. The cookie icing dries firm so it's easy to color on with the markers. I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.

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