Ballet cookies

Having a daughter who loves ballet, I just had to make these pretty ballet cookies for her. They are made with my own (paper) templates, so no cookie cutters used. I used a little Brush embroidery on the Tutu, to get the “look” like layers of tulle. I think that it worked out very good. Both cookies are decorated with royal icing.

The pretty little pink ballet shoe or point shoe if you like? Would also be charming to use as edible place cards for a pretty pink ballet party. The shiny pink satin ribbon just finish off the shoe.

I made three of each kind and I used the rest of the ballet cookies, as a little gift for my daughters ballet teacher and her assistant at the end of season dance yesterday.

Happy Caking!



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  1. These ballet slippers are adorable! I would love to make them for my daughter’s ballet themed party, would I be able to get the template for them?

  2. These are beautiful ballet slippers. My granddaughter will be in the Nutcracker & they are looking for a special cookie for the cast members. I think we found our cookie.. Will have to download the template… Thank you for your beautiful work & ideas…

  3. Hi Louise,

    Your biscuits are beautiful! I made the butterfly ones for our school fete and everyone loved them.

    I now want to attempt these gorgeous ballet ones. Just a couple of questions. When you pip the RI on do you do this by hand? It look like on the dress you have used a template but I am sure you have done this by hand. do you have any tips for a newbie working with RI? I was also wondering if you had a recipe for buttercream? I am going to make some of your gorgeous cupcakes. You are my inspiration! thankyou!

  4. Your work is so beautiful the cookies are amazing. Look forward to the tutorial and templates I know my dear little granddaughter would love them.

  5. gnee: Thank you 🙂

    Jennifer: It my own templates. I am planing a tutorial with templates too. But it will not be avalible untill a couple of weeks. Making tutorials takes time 😉

  6. I love these cookies.. My Lil girl does dancing and was wondering what type of cookie cutter you used and where did you get them? They look so amazing!

  7. Louise, you made the “Top Five Hits,” at Singing With Birds this week. Come check us out and grab a button, and thanks for sharing your adorable cookies with us!

  8. Nadine from USA: You can use ganache under fondant if you dont like buttercream and you can pipe with it. Only it will not give you the same workability like RI.
    I would not use ganache on cookies though.

    gloria p: They could most certainly.

    Jen: I use the non stick kind for rolling out cookie dough and small fondant, then I have a large wooden rolling pin for my fondant cover for the cakes. You can get the rolling pins at most cake decorating supply shops and cookie cutter sites.

    Mariel: I often draw my templates when I cant find a ready made cutter that I like. I use some thick strong paper for the templates. I am however planning on getting my templates made into real cookie cutters from a US shop.

  9. Adorable!!! and perfect shapes. How do you do your own paper templates??? I often need shapes not commercially available. My little performer just acted on a pirate play and made fondant pirate cookies for the whole cast and one big pirate ship for the director!!! I am also a self taught baker and I am glad I found your site. Thanks for sharing all your tips and creative spirit.

  10. Louise, what kind of rolling pin do you use and do you know where I can get one in the US? I LOVE your site! Thanks for the great tutorials!

  11. Yay! I’m so happy I happened to see the post for your adorable ballet cookies! They are simply wonderful and so, so sweet! I think the ribbon accent adds just the perfect touch to your perfect cookies!

  12. Wonderful! Can’t wait to try to decorate biscuits. I’ve been following you for a while and you have an amazing page.


  13. Good day, I have an irrelevant question.Can I use whipped cream or ganache instead of buttercream for frosting and/or royal icing. How can I make them stiffer or runnier without breaking. I dont like the taste of royal icing nor the taste of buttercream. Can you help me? Do you have an alternative for RI/Buttercream? Many thanks.

  14. loatc: They are decorated with royal icing.

    Sada Ray: that would be a great match.

    Alecia: I have flooded with RI

    sofia: It dont take that much longer when cutting out by hand. But you need to pay attention and not rushing it. I do like a cutter at all times.

    Nutmeg: I will see if I can get them on a pdf print. Its flooded RI.

    Wanda: Ohh cute story:-) kids do change their mind fasts, one day riding, next ballet, tennis and it can go on like almost forever.

    Mari: I make sure that the cookie dough is fairly cold and then I use a litle sharp knife.

    Jan Chauvin: It can be hard sometimes… to find time for everything that you love 🙂

    nita: they only boy subjects that my son loves are trains and cars. But of course a boy theme would be a good thing to do.

    Gena Evans: I will see if I can get it on a pdf print.

  15. Absolutely beautiful – now can you do a ‘soccer inspired’ bakey-thing? I would love to see your take on a ‘boy’ subject, if all you other makes are anything to go by.

  16. These are Awsome – well done!. When do you find the time for all these great ideas? You are an inspiration to us all.

  17. Louise ~ You did an amazing job on the cookies! The ribbon on the slippers really completed the look as well as the details on the tutu.

  18. They are beautiful! Perfect for my little princess. what do you use to cut the cookies when you use your own paper templates?

    Hola from, Dominican Republic,

  19. My daughter took ballet for a while and right before her recital she decided she wanted to become an artist and wanted art classes. She didn’t have a clue what a recital was and all it took to make it happen. She small still to know much things, I did explain, but kids tend to change there minds of what they love easily. Good luck to your little one! Love your cookies!

  20. Those are awesome!!! Do you have the templates online? What is the pink — fondant or a flooded royal icing? They’re just darling! LOVE that tutu!! 😀

  21. These are stunning Louise. I’m holding a party for a friend who was in the Royal Ballet in the UK and you’ve inspired me!


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