Kim's kitchen

Make this ‘Mountain View’ cookie

By KIM M. SIMONS
Posted 11/24/21

Anyone with eyes can see that we live in one of the most beautiful places in the world. And because we live here, sometimes that’s easy to forget.

I’ve been lucky enough to see …

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Make this ‘Mountain View’ cookie

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Anyone with eyes can see that we live in one of the most beautiful places in the world. And because we live here, sometimes that’s easy to forget.

I’ve been lucky enough to see mountains in a lot of places, including California, Utah, South Dakota, Asia and Ireland. But some of the most wonderful views on the planet are right outside our doors.

That’s why I chose this project for this month’s tutorial. I’ve always said that Mother Nature is my favorite artist, and when you combine the look of mountains with the smell of baking cookies, you make magic in your own kitchen.

What’s nice about this project is that it isn’t very hard to do, which makes it fun for the entire family. Who doesn’t like to decorate cookies? And who doesn’t like to eat them afterward?

As always, my tutorial is *a way, not *the way. Feel free to be as creative as you please. Just remember to save a few cookies for when company comes… or to give away as a unique gift.

Kim M. Simons is an award-winning artist, cake artist, and food artist. She and her team—The Bah Hum Bakers—were the champions of Food Network’s “Holiday Wars” in 2019. Kim was most recently seen competing on Food Network’s  “Halloween Wars,” which can be streamed on Food Network’s app or on Discovery +. Visit Kim at www.cakesbykimsimons.com.

 

Make a sugar cookie or gingerbread using your favorite recipe.  Make and color Royal Icing as instructed...
Make a sugar cookie or gingerbread using your favorite recipe. Make and color Royal Icing as instructed...
1. Make a sugar cookie or gingerbread using your favorite recipe.  Make and color Royal Icing as instructed.

Spread and blend Royal Icing on the top half of the cookie with a spatula to make the sky.
Spread and blend Royal Icing on the top half of the cookie with a spatula to make the sky.
2. Spread and blend Royal Icing on the top half of the cookie with a spatula to make the sky.

Use a small palette knife to add green icing for the grass.
Use a small palette knife to add green icing for the grass.
3. Use a small palette knife to add green icing for the grass.

Add trees to the center using a palette knife and a small brush.
Add trees to the center using a palette knife and a small brush.
4. Add trees to the center using a palette knife and a small brush.

Spread and blend icing on the bottom half of the cookie to make the field. Add mountains to the top half using a palette knife and a brush. Add color to the foreground with a small brush, using a horizontal motion.
Spread and blend icing on the bottom half of the cookie to make the field. Add mountains to the top half using a palette knife and a brush. Add color …
5. Spread and blend icing on the bottom half of the cookie to make the field. Add mountains to the top half using a palette knife and a brush. Add color to the foreground with a small brush, using a horizontal motion.

Add birch trees using a small brush and white icing.
Add birch trees using a small brush and white icing.
6. Add birch trees using a small brush and white icing.

Detail the trees and background with black icing.
Detail the trees and background with black icing.

7. Detail the trees and background with black icing.

Make flowers and leaves out of SmArt Sheets from Icing Images.
Make flowers and leaves out of SmArt Sheets from Icing Images.
8. Make flowers and leaves out of SmArt Sheets from Icing Images.

Assemble using piping gel.
Assemble using piping gel.
9. Assemble using piping gel.

Glue the plants to the foreground with icing.
Glue the plants to the foreground with icing.
10. Glue the plants to the foreground with icing.

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