Naturally, I itched to make cookies with them. I decided almost straight away to not make any snails—seriously, how many people want to eat a snail cookie. I'm planning on using that cutter at some later date to make whale cookies instead! I also had instant plans for the hedgehog cookie cutter, which I'll share in the next post. The remaining cookies I made into somewhat realistic-looking forest critters.
The bear cookies turned out both brown bears and polar bears, for example:
Archibald, the brown bear, known to his friends as "Archie"
Shiro, the polar bear cub
Oh yes, I should warn you—I have a tendency to give my cookies names :D
The squirrels I found very difficult, as the photo of this little guy will testify:
Frank, the squirrel from Illi-NOIS
Then, there were the moose:
Egbert, the ever-ready moose
Elvis, the disco moose
Lastly, there were the foxes. I took pictures of the different stages, so you can see how they ended up where they did:
I piped an outline around the cookies with a #2 tip
I flooded them with orange and white, respectively
Next day, I piped outlines & painted faces
I thought I had them, until the very end—I can't draw to save my life, and the tip of the edible black marker is thick and imprecise. The foxes ended up looking kinda dorky.
Even though I'm a bit embarrassed, I figured I'd post these so you can keep tabs on my learning curve. I will go back and make more some day when I've improved my skills (and figured out a better edible marker). Point is, they tasted great and I had a blast making them :)
Next post, I'll talk to you about hedgehogs. Until then, I hope you have fun baking & decorating!