You guys, this may be one of my favourite treats I've ever made. I'm guessing most of you have heard of "That Pink Door" in Palm Springs by now. Heck, I'm 12, 890 kilometres away from it and I still know what it is! If you haven't, it's this gorgeous pink door on someone's home in Palm Springs that looks like a chocolate bar - although I'm not sure if it's actually meant to.
I haven't been able to forget about it since I first heard of it. A pastel pink front door is definitely on my bucket list for when I own my own house, but for now, I thought I could show my affection for this lovely piece of architecture by turning it into one of my favourite things in the world: cookies!
As you may have guessed by now, I love making and decorating sugar cookies; they are delicious, and there's so much you can do with them! I got the idea for these ones as I was browsing my Instagram (lots of people do that, right? Browse their own Instagram accounts?) and saw this photo from the time I used my pink Candy Melts in my mini chocolate bar mould, and it instantly reminded me of That Pink Door! These little cuties were super easy to make considering how great they look, and would be perfect at any Palm Springs and/or Summer-themed party 😋
♡ Square sugar cookies
♡ Angled spatula(s)
♡ Pink candy melts
♡ Royal icing, both piping and flooding consistencies
♡ Piping bags
♡ Green food dye
♡ Pearl sprinkles
♡ Mini chocolate bar mould
1. Melt your Candy Melts in the microwave, pour into the chocolate moulds, then place them in the fridge to set. They won't take long.
2. Spoon about 10% of your royal icing into a separable bowl and put aside. Pipe the outsides of each cookie with your piping icing and let that set before flooding the centres. Leave a small bit of icing in the bowl to use as a glue for the decorations later. Place the cookies in the fridge so the icing sets quicker.
3. Once your Candy Melts and icing have both set, carefully pop the melts out of the mould, spread a thin layer of royal icing on the back, and place them at the bottom middle of your cookie. Do this with all your pink doors.
4. Get a small amount of white royal icing on a toothpick, dab it into your pearl sprinkles and place them in the middle right section of your pink doors. If you'd like to have the handle like the actual pink door has, you could always pipe a tiny line of white royal icing directly onto your door, but I didn't think of that until after 😅
5. Colour your small bowl of icing that we put to the side a light green. I drew pictures of how I wanted the trees to look (I think they might actually be a type of cactus, but from here on out I will be calling them "trees"), then placed some baking paper over the top and piped onto that, following the lines I had drawn, but if you think you can do it freehand, then go ahead! Once you've piped your trees, place the baking paper in the fridge until the icing sets.
6. Carefully peel of the icing trees and put a tiny dab of royal icing on the back to stick them to your cookies. Place one little tree on both sides of each door and then you're done! How easy was that?!
After making these my head was instantly filled with ideas of other That Pink Door-related posts I could do, but I'll try to spread them out so you won't get too sick of seeing it 😂 Have you guys - particularly those who DON'T live in America - heard of That Pink Door? Do you think it deserves all the hype it gets? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time,