Have you heard the song Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen? If you haven't, where have you been? It seems like its all over the place. I mean, just about everyone has done a parody of this song.
I've had this post planned for a while. You see, we just got two new hires in our department at work. If you don't know, I work at a call center. I thought this song would be a great theme for "welcome" cookies.
Wanna make some? Here's what you'll need:
Pink gel coloring
Black gel coloring
Your favorite cookies
#2 and #4 tips
You'll need to cut out a few square shaped cookies and a few shaped as the phone of your choice. I used a rotary headset. I printed off a clip-art picture and used a small knife to cut the shape.
While your cookies are cooling, mix up your royal icing, and color. I used a dab of Rose colored icing for the pink , and a bit of black to make the grayish purple.
When your cookies are cooled, begin outlining. Use a number four tip to make sure your outline is thick enough.
Thin your icing until it is the consistency of syrup. Begin to flood. Use a toothpick to smooth the icing into the corners. Be careful not to over-flood.
Let your cookies dry for at least an hour. I usually wait longer than this. A lot of people let them dry overnight. When they are almost completely dry, start piping "Call me maybe". You'll want to add sprinkles to the edge of the squares, as well. If they are too dry, lightly brush the edges of the cookies with corn syrup so the sprinkles will stick.
I've been on a sprinkle kick lately. I love the look it gives cookies. They aren't necessary, but they do look pretty.
I chose the rotary headset, because it is similar to what we use at work. It also works well with the theme.
These cookies are great for a office themed party. What kind of cookies would be right for your workplace?