The skull & crossbone cookies are a simple design but I wanted to show you how they came together. One of my favorite decorating techniques is using another cutter to make an impression on a cookie before you bake it. This leaves you guides for decorating. I learned this technique from the amazing Sugarbelle here.
I used two different sizes of heart cutters to leave impressions of the eyes & nose on the cookies.
Next, I outlined the cookies with black piping consistency icing and allowed the outline to dry completely. Then I flooded the cookies with white flood consistency icing.here.
To make the panda cookies I started with cookies that had already been outlined & flooded white and were completely dry. I used my Kopykake to trace an image I found online onto the cookies with a black edible marker.
Next, I used black piping consistency icing and a #1.5 tip to go over the traced image. I allowed the outline to dry completely before filling in with black flood consistency icing. In hindsight, I did not like the way I did the eyes. The white spaces did not come out how I wanted them to because the areas were too small.
I fixed the eyes by going back over the areas that should have been white with white piping consistency icing and a #1.5 tip. Then, I used black piping consistency icing and a #1.5 tip to add details to the feet. Mistakes can happen when you decorate but all that matters is how you fix them. I'm pleased with how the little guy came out.
Party Penguin Cookies:
Anyway I lost track. Let's get back to the party penguins. The pictures below show you the steps I took to make the cookies. I'm not the best at free handing so I used an edible marker to mark the penguin's belly. I found an image of a penguin that had a belly I liked and I projected it on the cookies with my Kopykake.
I outlined the cookies black and let the outline dry completely before adding the white outline. I allowed the white outline to dry completely before flooding the body and the hat.
Finally, once the cookies were completely dry I added the streamer details on the top of the hat and the eyes, beak and feet. I did not intend to flood the feet black. This was an oopsie but I fixed it by piping the feet details on top of the black. Looks like I meant to do it that way all along.
Thanks for stopping by today! I'll see you again soon with another creation.