DIY taco cookies for Cinco de Mayo (Recipe)

The Mexican festival of Cinco de Mayo is coming up, and what better way to celebrate than by whipping up your very own fiesta themed treats! Here is a recipe for DIY taco cookies from our friend Sally at The Party Project

DIY taco cookies

What you’ll need

Edibles:
Royal icing
Fondant icing
Gel colours
Cookie dough

Tools:
Icing bags and clips
Toothpicks
Cookie cutters
Rolling pin
Knitting weave silicon mould mat

My kids like any excuse to party so to celebrate going back to school we had some Mexican fiesta fun with Cinco de Mayo. I already had the large circle (cut in half for the tacos) and small circle cutters (cut in half for the lime) and the ‘Mexican fiesta’ cutter set from Mac Stencils.

As you can have a lot of fun decorating the maracas, I left some for my kids to decorate.

Read on for the steps to make your DIY taco cookies.

1. Use your cutters to cut out the cookies and bake according to your recipe.

Whilst your cookies are cooling, mix two bowls of icing, one a thick toothpaste consistency for the outlines and one a thin shampoo consistency for flooding. Colour a bit from each bowl with green, bright pink, orange, red, brown and beige (you can use the brown for both brown and beige) and put them into bags ready to use. I use Wilton food colour gels. Keep a little of the thick white aside if you are making the slices of lime.

DIY taco cookies for Cinco de Mayo (Recipe)

2. Take the thick beige icing and outline your taco cookie leaving some of the right free for your taco filling. Then flood the cookie with the beige thin icing, using a toothpick to pop any air bubbles. Take your brown thin icing and add some dots onto the taco.

taco cookies, DIY taco cookies for Cinco de Mayo (Recipe)

 

3. Outline some messy lettuce with your thick green icing and fill it in with the green flooding icing. While this is drying, if you would like to add some icing leaf details, take your thick green icing and make some small leaf shapes on some baking paper, and leave to dry

taco cookies, DIY taco cookies for Cinco de Mayo (Recipe)

taco cookies, DIY taco cookies for Cinco de Mayo (Recipe)

4. Take your brown outline icing and ice some brown meat onto your lettuce and some red on there too. Leave the tacos to dry. Once they are dry you can add a blob of thick icing with your leaf icing transfer on top, if you are using them.

taco cookies, DIY taco cookies for Cinco de Mayo (Recipe)

5. Now for the hat. If you would like the hat to look like straw the easiest way is to colour some fondant icing into a beige colour using your Wilton brown gel and then roll it out onto a knitting weave silicon mould with your rolling pin.

taco cookies, DIY taco cookies for Cinco de Mayo (Recipe)

6. Cut out the hat shape using your cutter. Put a little of the flooding icing on your hat cookie to act as a glue for the fondant to stick and then place the fondant on top.

taco cookies, DIY taco cookies for Cinco de Mayo (Recipe)

7. Using the thick icing colours decorate the rim of the hat to make it look festive and leave to dry

DIY taco cookies for Cinco de Mayo (Recipe)

8. For the chillies I like to outline them in the thick red icing but flood them with orange and pink and mix it with a toothpick to give it a lovely hot swirl effect. The maracas can be decorated in so many ways, here I have gone for some hard skull decorations but the possibilities are endless.

I hope you enjoy making these cookies x

DIY taco cookies for Cinco de Mayo (Recipe)

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