As I have long suspected, royal icing has serious adhesive power, which is good say, if you want to make 3-D treat sculptures like this Sugar Cookie Cone (or reattach the sole of your shoe with tasty, tasty glue.)
Click here to get the DIY for making a crowd-pleasing Sugar Cookie Cone like these that I made for Clare’s Buggie Birthday!
DIY Sugar Cookie Cones
What You Need:
• 70 mini Fancy Royal Icing Cookies – 35 if you are a total cheater (like me) and only do the front of the cone.
I made an assortment of Butterflies, Strawberries, Flowers and Ovals with Ladybugs.
Note: I added the black and red details on the ladybugs with Americolor Food Decorating Pens. I sprinkled the flowers and butterflies with Rainbow Sparkles Edible Glitter.
• 12″ Styrofoam Cone
• 8″ round cake board (or cut cardboard)
• glue gun
• Pastry brush or a new clean 1″ paint brush
• Tinted royal icing in a pastry bag. This was Lemon Yellow with the tiniest toothpick tip of Super Red.
What To Do:
1. Hot glue the Styrofoam cone to the center of the cake board
2. Using a brush, cover the entire cone with a thin layer of royal icing and let dry
3. Starting at the bottom, attach one cookie at a time with a dab of royal icing. Use as little icing as needed for the cookies to stick. A bit of the cookie pulls away where it is attached when people pull the cookies off to eat them so you want to lose as little cookie as possible.
4. Work your way up to the top and let dry.
5. Optional, I filled my spaces with royal icing using a star tip. This looked very nice but made it nearly impossible to pull some of the cookies from the cone. I would only do this again if it were only for display… and trust me if there are kids at your party… it is NOT only for display…