Thursday, January 30

Love Birds Valentine Cookie Tutorial

     Valentine's Day is right around the corner but I think I'm still recovering from Christmas cookies!  Thankfully these cute lovebirds were just the ticket to get me working again. If you need a quick cookie pick me up these little guys are super easy and cut from a common cookie cutter too! 

     I used a basic mustache cutter to cut the love bird cookies.  Specifically, I used the mustache cutter from this 3 pc cookie cutter set by Wilton but most any mustache cutter will work just fine. You can cut single birds with your  mustache cutter as well by using a moon cutter or my half circle trick to trim the mustache shape before baking.

     To decorate the love birds;
  1. Start by outlining and filling one of the birds in royal icing and let dry for 30 minutes or so.  
  2. Once the first bird has set up a bit, outline and fill the other bird.
  3. Let the birds dry for several hours before adding a few simple piping details.

     Most cookies come together in the detail step and as you can see these little guys are no exception.  I used the lip cookie cutter from the same set as the mustache and a flying heart from this Valentine cookie cutter set to make bigger cookies with a little more flair.   I think the I heart U birds may just be my favorite of the bunch, but unfortunately I don't know where to buy that cutter any longer. 

   Toss in a few whimsical flowers and hearts to round out a super cute and happy Valentine platter! 

A few other posts you might like;

Whimsical Flower Cookies
Bee cookies
Wild About You Valentine Animals

     I hope you enjoy these little guys and thanks for stopping by!