How to Make Giraffe Print Cookies

Over the past couple of years I’ve made more animal print cookies than I can count.  I don’t know if it’s a Texas thing, but people around here are just wild about it {pun intended}.  I’ve gone over how I make zebra and leopard print cookies but somehow I completely overlooked giraffe until today.

Believe it or not, giraffe print is pretty easy once you get the hang of it.  I used a yellow/gold-ish icing as a base and a warm brown for the spots, but any color combo will work.  I think pink and blue giraffe print is especially pretty.

Begin making these cookies by outlining and flooding the base. When it’s completely dry use 20-second icing to add spots. Start in the center and work out to the edge.  The key to giraffe print is random blocky spots with the same amount of space between each one.

These are the cookies I made when I took the photographs {eons ago}…

but I recently used this technique to make actual giraffe cookies.  Same thing on smaller scale.

Anyone wondering about my cool giraffe cutter?  Good, because I am dying to tell you about it.  It was actually a gift from my cookie friends, Donna and Diane.  Believe it or not, this cutter {which is actually a reindeer} came all the way from AUSTRALIA!   This well-traveled little gem is my new fave.

Anywho, I know that tropical leaves are a little off-topic but I thought they looked good with the other cookies so…

If you would like to learn how to make other animal print cookies follow the links below:

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!

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    Monica L. says:

    You are so talented!!! a couple months ago I was trying to make something like this for my baby’s first birthday (safari themed) and searched all over the web and I never saw a giraffe cookie cutter, so I guess the pictures posted in google, were probably from people talented like you (that have more vision than me) and improvised with a different cookie cutter. I’m glad I found this, maybe for a future second child birthday. Thanks for sharing how to do this, this tutorial helps people like me :) that knows nothing about decorating cookies with icing hehehehehe.

  2. 42
    Cecily says:

    I love them. Giraffes are my favorite. These are just so cute, I could eat them up. Thanks for making it so easy to try. I can’t wait to do this. Now all I have to do is get my sister and brother-in-law to find me that cutter. They live in Australia.

  3. 43
    pamela says:

    Got my cutter today and so excited. I purchased mine at but I’m not sure if they sell overseas.

  4. 44
    Diana says:

    There is someone on Etsy selling this cutter you can also find them on Facebook.
    Here is link to Reindeer cutter on Etsy:


  5. 45
    haniela says:

    You always amaze me with your thinking outside of the box creativity!
    these are perfect! I wish I could decorate cookies like you!

  6. 46
    yesenia solis says:

    beautiful jiraffe design. Would you be able to tell me where? Or how to get that
    beautiful jiraffe yellow , dark mustardy


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