A whole bunch of cookie bakers (we call them "cookiers") are baking animal print cookies this week. I just love it when a bunch of friends come together for a project. It makes it so much fun and the camaraderie is super cool. If you're a baker and you want to play along, just post your pictures to the Cristin's Cookies Facebook page and on Saturday I will post all the pictures on my blog. I can't wait to show you what everyone has come up with!
My niece is moving away this weekend :( She quit her executive job and will be going to Los Angeles. I wish her much luck and happiness, but I will miss her terribly! She has always been a fun cookie inspiration for me. She comes up with these wild ideas... her latest desire has been a Barbie silhouette. So since she is moving away, I made these just for her party this Saturday. They are animal print cookies in leopard print and zebra print and I added on a black Barbie silhouette.
I started by making a bunch of zebra print cookies:
and leopard print cookies:
and then I printed out a Barbie silhouette on my computer:
and I put wax paper over the printed paper and I used that as a guide to "draw" with icing on top of the paper:
I let them sit overnight to fully dry and then I used a spatula to VERY carefully lift them off the wax paper:
I added icing onto the back of the royal icing transfer to stick it onto my cookie:
I think they came out pretty fun and I know Nicole will be excited.
Some things I would do differently next time... ice the whole cookie and put the royal icing transfer on right away. THEN add the animal print detail. I like that these look very 3-D because there are so many layers, but it made it a bit more difficult. I also like that they won't bleed because I let each step fully dry, but it would be interesting to try it all at once too and have it be a smooth surface.
I can't wait to see what Nicole thinks of these, but I'm really sad to see her go too.
We'll miss you Nicole!
I also bought this awesome Barbie silhouette clipart from Paper Party Creations Etsy shop for when I bag the cookies later today.
I can't wait to see the animal print cookies everyone has been baking!