So, after three days of nearly nonstop Easter cookie immersion I am happy to report that I am DONE (and only slightly insane…)! I’m going to do a post on everything later in the week, but today I wanted to share a little how-to for making bunny cookies. For these particular bunnies, I went with the “as found in nature” look – very simple but extremely cute!
First (if you’re me) you start with a crap-load of bunny cookies…
Take your white royal icing and fill in the area where the bunny’s tail goes.
Next, flip your bunny over and dip his (or her – we don’t discriminate here) tail into a bowl of white Nonpareils.
You want to do this part first because you don’t want the Nonpareils to stick anywhere but the tail. After the tail is looking nice and cottony you can outline the rest of the bunny.
At this point you should add a little water to your icing so that it spreads easily and then simply flood in the outlined area with the icing. Once that is dry, outline again adding a little detail on the ears and feet and then give bunny an eye and a nose and you’re done! I used edible marker for the eye and pink royal icing for the nose.
I also had a few requests to put names on the cookies, so here is what one of those looks like!
Hope everyone has had a lovely weekend! Personally, I’m exhausted!
You can crochet Peeps, like my good friend at CrochetBitch. She gave me this AWESOME Peeps Easter Basket!
There are even Peeps movies, like this hilarious version of Office Space…
You can also make Peeps cookies! I’ve been messing around practicing cookies for Easter and I made some Peeps Bunny cookies. I had to search the internet for quite a while to find the right shaped cookie cutter, but find it I did. If you too are dying to make Peeps cookies, you can get the cutter here (they also have the traditional chick shape as well).
So here is my Easter Cookie preview! More to come… : )
It’s almost St. Patty’s Day!!! Since it falls on a Saturday this year I figure most people will be too blasted all day to bother reading my blog, so I decided to share my St. Patrick’s Day cookies a wee bit in advance! But first, a little music to set the mood from my favorite Irish band – Flogging Molly!
Okay. So, I had grand plans for shamrock cookies and pots o’ gold and I’m happy to say everything turned out better than I had hoped!! I even got some props and whatnot so I could take snazzier pictures than my standard fare of snapping shots of cookies just lying forlorn on my dining room table.
As you can see, I did not have a black icing disaster this time! To read about when I did – click here! I was a little worried at first, because when I mixed up the icing it looked more gray than black but I let it sit for a while and it darkened up nicely. The pots came out perfect!!
I ended up having to make a second batch the other night because people who saw the first set just couldn’t resist and had to have some for themselves. This time around I had a NEW black icing disaster! I made the icing the same exact way that I did the first batch, and then left the cookies to dry overnight. To my absolute horror when I checked on them the next day I discovered that a number of them had become splotchy looking. I freaked out. Were they wet, moldy, infected with cookie pox?!?!
After a brief internet search I learned it was most likely due to humidity. It had been pretty humid the night I iced the cookies even though it’s not even Spring yet! (Strange weather these days, earthquakes, locusts, cookie pestilence…those Mayans might be on to something) Anyway, there was nothing to do but work with it!! So I wrote on the damn things.
I should have taken a picture of the splotches so you could see what I’m talking about, but I was in no mood for documentation. Trust me though, under that writing lurks dark spots. I think it was a nice cover. No one has to know, except everyone reading this right now. You won’t tell, right? ; )
I hope everyone has a fun St. Patrick’s Day! Time to start plotting for Easter…