Welcome Baby Cookies for Brixton with Tutorials

Brixton is 10 days old today.  He’s changed so much already.  He’s more alert and even more adorable!

Brixton at 1 week old

Brixton at 1 week old

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.

Inspiration for Brixton's Cookies

Inspiration for Brixton’s Cookies

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.

Chevron Stencil

Here’s the cookie after I outlined it:

Use a food marker to outline cookie

Use a food marker to outline cookie.

Outline and flood with your 20 second and flood consistency  gray icing.  Let dry completely.

Fill in with gray icing

Fill in with gray icing.

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.

Use food safe marker to draw the beak onto the cookie.

Use food safe marker to draw the beak onto the cookie.

Outline cookie with 20 second lemon yellow icing.

Outline cookies with lemon yellow icing

Outline cookies with lemon yellow icing.

Flood the cookie with flood consistency lemon yellow icing.

Outline cookie then flood with 10 second icing

Flood the cookie with lemon yellow icing.

Fill in the cookie using a boo boo stick or a toothpick.  Be sure to pop any bubbles in the icing.

Use a booboo stick or a toothpick to fill in and smooth icing.

Use a boo boo stick or a toothpick to fill in and smooth 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.

Pipe on beak with orange icing and eyes with white icing.

Pipe on beak with orange icing and eyes with 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.

Outline and flood onesie cookie with white icing.  Let dry.  Outline with gray icing.

Outline and flood onesie cookie with white icing. Let dry. Outline with 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.

Add gray stripes.  Let dry, then add duck shape with lemon yellow icing.  Don't add the beak yet.

Add gray stripes. Let dry, then add duck shape with lemon yellow icing. Don’t add the beak yet.

Once the yellow body has had time to dry, you can add the orange beak using 20 second orange icing.

Once the yellow duck body is dry, add the beak with orange icing.

Once the yellow duck body is dry, add the beak with 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.

Dust the completely finished and dried cookies with pearl dust.

Dust the completely finished and dried cookies with pearl dust.

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.

Here's the finished cookies!

Here’s the finished cookies!

*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/

 

 

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