These days I am all about quick and easy cookies and I think these birds are just the thing. I may not get around to making Halloween cookies this year but I used a Halloween cookie cutter to make these little guys and that's kind of the same thing, right?
I found this little ghost cutter with the Halloween things at Michael's Arts and Crafts a couple of weeks ago. As ghosts go I thought it was a bit strange but I quickly saw that it would make a great bird. Either those little points are supposed to be the ghosts hands or he is wearing a pirate hat. Regardless, trim one side off and you have a simple bird. I particularly like that you can make birds with turned heads from the same cutter!
- I started by using a small spatula to scrape on some thick white royal icing for the bird's belly. The thick icing will rather quickly and I think the texture adds some interest.
- After the belly has dried for a few minutes outline the bird's body in whatever color you like.
- Flood-fill the outline.
- Allow the flood icing to dry for several hours before adding beaks and a few simple details.
I hope you all enjoy your weekend!