Today I’m sharing more Valentine’s Day designs with you. Next up is a cute penguin couple. You might be thinking that Valentine’s penguins are not typical but the weather is still cold out so why not penguins? I had the idea to do this design ever since I saw this post by a new blogger The Bearfoot Baker. I was able to find the cutter she used at Michael’s Craft Store. I got it on clearance for $.99. Can you say score? I will not go into detail about the design of this cookie because her tutorial is superb. I simply adapted it to be a Valentine’s theme. You could use this cute cutter for so many different themes. I think penguins for a baby shower would be cute. The only thing about this cutter is that it is huge. You probably wouldn’t want to do dozens of cookies with this cutter. I just love Mr. & Mrs. Penguin! I’m so picky about the cookies I create that after I pictured them I realized it would have been way cuter if I had put Mr. Penguin’s heart on his other flipper so that their hearts were meeting. Oh well.
Next up is my take on the the famous Valentine’s phrase “Be Mine”. Since my name, Melissa, means honeybee in Greek I wanted to do a “Bee Mine” cookie. I took the letters M, I, N and E and put them close together on the cookie sheet so that they were touching. They baked into each other and created one large cookie. I added a bee by gluing it on with royal icing. I was going to decorate my bee with the traditional yellow, black and white colors but I forgot to mix yellow so I ended up with a pink, black and white bee. I’m glad I didn’t mix the yellow because I like the way it came out. I also like the stitching on this cookie. I used a food color marker to add the stitches.