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Owl Cookies Using a Pumpkin Cutter

When Callye, SweetSugarBelle, asked me to be a part of her latest 20+ ways project I was over the moon. You see Callye is my cookie idol. She is the reason I began decorating. This is like getting a call from a celebrity. Of course, I said YES! I mean who says no to Callye? After I said yes then the panic set in. What on Earth was I going to make from a pumpkin cutter?

My co-worker and great friend Terri has a very artistic mind. I sometimes turn to her for ideas when I’m lacking creativity. I went to work armed with my different pumpkin cutters {yes I took my cutters to work} and put them on her desk. I said “look at these cutters and tell me what you see other than a pumpkin?”. Right away she started naming and sketching different things that she saw. Ugggh. Why do so many people have this ability to see cutters for things other than what they are? Makes me sick. Anyway, she said she saw a face of a bird and sketched it out. Well that’s all I needed to hear and see. Instead of a bird like the one she sketched out I decided to try and make an owl since owls are everywhere right now. I was on a quest to make an owl that was as unique as I could possibly make it. This is what I came up with.

I stumbled across this gift bag at Hobby Lobby and immediately saw a mustache as the brows.

I knew I had a mustache cutter so I went home and found it and began my plan.

To make pumpkin owls:

Start off with a pumpkin cutter {I used Wilton’s large grip cutter} and a mustache cutter {I don’t remember where I got this one}.

Then, cut out the pumpkin shape and use the mustache cutter {upside down} to cut out a section of the pumpkin. Cut the mustache shape and place it in the section you cut out. Trim the pumpkin stem to a point to look like a beak and use a circle cutter of your choice to imprint where the eyes will go. Be careful not to imprint as hard as I did. It left a little bit too much of an indentation in the cookie.
Next, outline and flood the cookie. You could outline your brow shape at this point and fill the cookie in sections for dimension but I decided after the fact that I wanted a raised brow so I added mine after the cookie was dry.
Here you can see where I added the brow and filled it in. I let the outline dry before I filled it in.
Then,  fill in the eyes white and use soft piping consistency icing to make a beak. Let the white icing dry completely.
Then, take a black fine tip food writer and a circle cutter to outline the inner part of the eyes. Use black piping consistency icing to outline around the line and also outline around the outer eye section {I didn’t take pics of all the steps}. After the outline is dry fill in with orange flood icing and allow to dry for about 30 minutes. Finally, with black piping consistency icing pipe the pupils.

The great thing about these owls is that you can make them in any color that you want. I went with fall colors to celebrate the beginning of fall.

Now it’s time to see what all the other participants made. I’m in complete awe of all the talent! Be sure to visit everyone’s pages and show them some love.

I had so much fun working on this project! It was such an honor to be included with this group of talented artisans. Thank you so much Callye :)

Comments

  1. These are so great!! It was so creative to use the mustache cutter – I would not have thought of that! :)

  2. Awesome job!!! You are also a rock star, my friend :)

  3. Awww…..these are adorable. Love those big eyes. It was fun doing this pumpkin cookie project with you. :)

  4. Wow…very creative! These turned out awesome!

  5. Yay Melissa!!!! Hanging with the big dogs. LOL Although you’re always gonna be a princess ;)

  6. Holy Heck! Shut the Door! and WOW! You, my dear sweet friend are a genius! I am in awe of your talent! I love it…everything about it!

    WOOT WOOT!

    Hugs
    Kim

  7. how innovative!! I love this idea, what a cool way to use both cutters. Great to be included with such a great group of bloggers I admire! HOOT

  8. Your intro cracked me up! So true!

    I LOVE your wide-eyed owls! They turned out beautifully!

  9. These are super cute, I love the use of the mustache. fabulous job

  10. Love how you turned the pumpkin into an owl – so clever and creative!

  11. Your owl turned out so cute! I want to take him home with me (but lets face it- he’s a cookie- so I’d probably eat it before we got there…) I’m sooo proud of you!

  12. They are all great. I know what you mean about Callye – she is my idol too and I learned 95% of everything I know about cookie decorating from her site!

  13. Love that you were able to see an owl!!! And such a cute one too! Love him!

  14. Adding the mustache for the owl-brow was a PERFECT idea!! I love the big eyes!!

  15. Pumpkin with a mustache!?! I’d have never seen it. So genius. Love it!!

  16. love owls and these cookies!

  17. The eyes on these cookies could not be any more perfect!

  18. This is the perfect excuse to use my new mustache cutter! These are adorable!

  19. These are great! Such a wonderful creative use for the pumpkin cutter!

  20. I like your take on the owl cookie! Really sets it apart from all the others.

  21. Very, VERY clever!!

  22. many thanks for this tutorial, my sister is 83 in december and an owl lover, for her 80th an owl shaped birthday cake it was, these owl biscuits will be perfect for this year. A BIG THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS. greetings from australia. val

  23. HELLO – I HAPPENED TO FIND YOU VIA SWEET SUGARBELLE’S SITE. LOVE YOUR WORK AND YOUR TUTORIALS. THANK YOU!

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