Brixton is 10 days old today. He’s changed so much already. He’s more alert and even more adorable!
There are so many options for new baby cookies and I just couldn’t decide what to make. Then I went shopping for baby clothes. Stephanie and Austin didn’t have much since they chose to wait until their baby was born to find out the sex. When I saw this little gray and white striped romper with the yellow bulldozer, I knew I had to buy it. I also knew that I’d be making gray, yellow and white cookies for Brixton.
Here’s how I made the cookies. You will need:
- baked and cooled cookies using a square-shaped cookie cutter, a duckie shaped cookie cutter, and a onesie shaped cookie cutter
- lemon yellow royal icing in 20 second and flooding consistencies *
- gray royal icing in outlining and flooding consistencies
- white royal icing in outlining and flooding consistencies
- orange royal icing in outlining and flooding consistencies
- chevron stencil (I got mine at Wal-Mart)
- food markers
Chevron Cookie Tutorial
Place the chevron stencil over the cookie in the desired position and outline with a food safe marker.
Here’s the cookie after I outlined it:
Outline and flood with your 20 second and flood consistency gray icing. Let dry completely.
I forgot to take a photo after I filled in the rest of the cookie with 20 second and flood consistency white icing. Sorry! Now onto the duckies…
Duck Cookie Tutorial
Draw beak onto cookie with a food safe marker before outlining.
Outline cookie with 20 second lemon yellow icing.
Flood the cookie with flood consistency lemon yellow icing.
Fill in the cookie using a boo boo stick or a toothpick. Be sure to pop any bubbles in the icing.
Once the yellow icing has had time to dry, add the beak with 20 second and flood consistency orange icing. You can also add the eye with 20 second white icing.
Now onto the onesies…
Onesie Cookie Tutorial
Outline and flood the cookie with 20 second and flood consistency white icing. Let dry. Once the cookie is dry, you can outline it with 20 second gray icing.
Add gray stripes to the cookie using 20 second icing and let dry. Then you can add the yellow body of the duck using 20 second icing.
Once the yellow body has had time to dry, you can add the orange beak using 20 second orange icing.
When the duck is dry, add eyes with a black fine point food safe marker. I also added eyes to the whites of the duck-shaped cookies’ eyes.
The last thing I do is brush the cookies with pearl dust. It gives them a little bit of sparkle that adds a pretty finishing touch to the cookies. This isn’t necessary, but I really like it and do it to most of my cookies.
Here’s the final product. I decided at the last-minute to outline the chevron cookies in the 20 second yellow icing. And I almost always add a message cookie, hence, the “Welcome Brixton” cookie you see in the photo below.
*One of my very favorite cookie bloggers has a great post on her website, The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle. Check it out at http://www.sweetsugarbelle.com/2012/03/consistency-is-key-twenty-second-icing-and-more/