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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!

6 comments:

  1. I love the fun way you've done these. Can't wait to try them. Thanks, Sarah. I love how that brain of yours works!! Sharon from The Plaid Cookie Co.

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  2. You floored me with your tutorial on the cute faces with the party hats and now you go and do this. I can't take it it's so ridiculously cute. o.m.g. ;)!

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  3. So cute!! I have a secret love for blue birds!

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  4. Eeeeee, SO stinkin' cute!!
    I want to kiss them.
    Yes, I said kiss a cookie.

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  5. WOW!!!
    I really love your Elegant Ideas.
    Looks like a yummy and festive treat!
    Thank you.

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  6. Just found your blog! Love your work!! And I Love how you explain things!! Great job!! Thank you!
    Charlotte

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