Google

Saturday, October 20

Patterned Owl Cookies

     Who doesn't love owls? I mean as a design element anyway. If you had an owl living near your house you might not appreciate him much at 3:00 in the morning, but they make for pretty cookies!


    I've been looking at a lot of paper crafts lately for cookie inspiration and I wanted to do a set of cookies that had the feel of the embossed patterned papers on handmade cards.  I wanted all the attention to be on the pattern and the texture of the owls so I chose a muted color scheme.   I didn't have any specific reason for choosing owls other than I like them and I wanted to use these new cutters I found!

   I found the cutters for my fat and skinny owls in a cookie cutter set at Wal-mart.  The cutters are "supposed" to be a vintage style coin purse and a dress.  They came packaged with another dress and a shoe as part of a couture set but I immediately saw a chubby owl in the coin purse and the skinny owl wasn't far behind.   The "purse" cutter  would have been super cute for an owl cookie just as it was with the clasp becoming little feathers on his head, but I wanted the silhouettes of both the thin and fat owls to be the same so I used the bottom of the cutter to trim the top of the head.  
    

     The base for the cookies is fairly simple decorating.  I used a card stock template to draw the eyes so they would be even.  I then outlined and filled alternating sections in 15 count royal icing.  After letting the icing dry an hour or so I filled the next section and then let the entire cookie dry overnight before adding the beak and the piping lines.    

     At this point you could make the cookies as simple or as fancy as you like.  They look good with just a few lines outlining the wings and head or you can add lot of detail which is what I was going for.


  I suppose doing this much piping takes some time but it isn't difficult.   It all breaks down to just dots and lines.  I had originally planned to add little orange feet to all the owls as well, but after I had all the lines piped I was worried those pesky icing craters would become a problem due to all the little creases.  I didn't feel the need to push my luck so I left them as they were.


   Enjoy your weekend everyone!



9 comments:

  1. These are so beautiful, Sarah! The colors are stunning :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. me encantan tus galletas todas son preciosas con tu permiso me lelbo los ojitos para mis próximas calabazas gracias por compartir besos ;)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Lisa @The Bearfoot Baker got me started on owls...and so now I'm addicted!! And these will be added to my repetoire..I'm in love!!! Thanks for the tutorial, and the delightful subjects!! Sharon @The Plaid Cookie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lisa makes the BEST owls! I saw the owls you posted on your Facebook page too and they are excellent!

      Delete
  4. These colors are GORGEOUS!! And I just love all your interesting patterns and textures!

    ReplyDelete
  5. These are so beautiful and detailedl. I took that same vintage purse cutter, turned it upside down and squished it a bit to round out some cheeks for a nice-sized Monster High skull cutter. A trim on the clasp section and I had the perfect little chin. These cutters were such a bargain that buying a second set to use as-is would be easy to do. Now I want to try an owl with it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They were on clearance when I found them so I got a couple sets too. I can see all kinds of things for the "purse", it's my new favorite cutter!

      Delete
  6. that is so funny. I just got these cutters the other day at Wal-mart(!).

    ReplyDelete