DIY taco cookies
What you’ll need
Icing bags and clips
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
7. Using the thick icing colours decorate the rim of the hat to make it look festive and leave to dry
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