Thursday, May 17, 2012

Tutorial - Sugar Cookie Scrabble Board - Part 2

Let's finish this up!

(Part One of the tutorial can be found HERE)

Want to guess just how much royal icing it takes to cover a 12 inch cookie?


I used 16 ounces of grey flood consistency icing.
Really, I could have used a bit more...20 ounces would be perfect.

Next time, I'll be mixing, and then pouring from a measuring cup.

Lesson learned.

By the time the icing was poured, it had already started to set up in some spots.
(Which means there wasn't much I could do to smooth it out)

I put it under the fan for many, many hours and then....

It looked like a really unattractive grey cement paver for the backyard.

There aren't any pictures of the plain slab was ugly.

Next step, The Grid!

The playing grid is 15 squares across and 15 squares high.

If you divide it up evenly, with some left over for a border, 
then each square needs to be about 3/4 of an inch.

Since I had invested in a Kopykake, I thought I should try to use it.

I used the projected lines to make sure the ruler was straight,
and then piped a line along side of it.

But the lines were a bit distorted,
and clearly the image is not big enough, wasn't going to happen.

This was a HORRIBLE idea.

I'm embarrassed to say that I even thought it might work.
(just keeping it real...)

So I went the low-tech route.

I used a long strip of card stock as a template.  

It's a little bit more narrow than I needed the squares to be
to allow for the width of the piped line.
(#2 tip)

I laid it next to the existing line, piped right above it, 
then moved the template up, and just kept going!

After the lines dried for about an hour,
I went the other direction.

Well now that wasn't so bad after all!

A border around the edges was the last step before letting it dry overnight.

The squares are painted with food coloring and a bit of water.

When it was all finished and dry, I measured the squares again to
determine the size of the letter tiles.

Half inch tiles turned out to be perfect!

Can you tell I painted them first?

I iced them the next day after Ethan asked me why the squares were the color of Cheetos.


There they are!!!

Can you find the one that doesn't belong?


(one mississippi, two mississippi, three mississippi....)

Did you find it?

No, there isn't really a heart in Scrabble or Words With Friends.

But there should be!!!

(Letters are piped with a 1.5 PME, numbers are written with edible marker)

Note of caution...

if you really do want to play with the board,

make sure the kids don't eat the letters first.

43 Points!!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Lizy B


  1. I am stunned by the greatness of this. I cannot wait to do a version for my husband for his birthday. If I can get up the guts to do it!

  2. Awesome in every way! Love it!

  3. This is totally awesome!!!!

    Carsedra of:

  4. This is amazing... I'm your newest follower!

  5. Just found your blog...amazing! Love Words with Friends" but not sure that I could pull this off. You did a fantastic job!

  6. This is AMAZING! I would love to "attempt" to recreate this. Great tutorial too. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. Have a wonderful weekend.


  7. I've been looking at this on and off today, still amazed at how perfectly straight all the lines are and the tiles and little playing squares fit together so neatly. Thank you for the tutorials - I was curious to see how you made it.

  8. I didn't find the one that didn't belong. he he he Thanks for showing me. What a wonderful gift.

  9. Wow!! Thanks for the tutorial! In total how long did this take you to make? I must say it is perfection! :D

  10. Oh... another question. Why did you pipe the lines starting in the middle rather at the edges of the board?

  11. I love your tutorials! Incredible the artistry of a cookie-maker. You really put a lot into your work.

  12. Totally amazing! Great tutorial too!


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