Panda Bear Cookies

Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed an unfortunate lack of bear face cookie cutters on the market today?  The ones I’ve found are either way too big or way too small.

While I wait for someone to remedy this, I’m limited to using what I have.  While I’ve been known to morph frog cutters into bear faces, this time around I wanted something a little “rounder”.

Panda Face CookieI used simple circle cutters to piece together these panda face cookies.  When it comes to round cutters, I love sets like this one because I always have the size I need.

Panda Bear Cookie CutterTo keep things symmetrical, use the larger round cutter and a food safe marker to mark the curve of the ears before piping.

Panda Bear CookieTo make these cookies you will need:

Begin by outlining the face with a #2 tip.  Use 20-second icing to add a snout.

Panda Bear Cookie 1One the icing has set {give it extra time if you have bleeding issues} use black icing to add jelly bean shaped patches where the eyes will be.  After more drying time, flood the entire face.

Panda Bear Cookie 2Once the cookie is completely dry, add the finishing touches:

  1. Use black 20-second icing for ears
  2. Add a nose
  3. Use a small round tip to pipe eyes

Panda Bear Cookie 3For a more realistic looking panda, you could also drop sugar pearls into the wet black icing.  Although I like both looks, I went for contrast this time around.

To complete the set, I mixed in other fun designs.  For help with the other cookies in this collection, check out the following products and posts:

Chinese New Year CookiesAs always, it amazes me how several different designs can work together to create a beautiful collection of cookies.

Panda Cookie Platter for Chinese New Year_SweetsugarbelleFor more fun ideas, check out the following links:

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  1. 11

    It’s a beautiful platter! I love your colour combinations and the repetition of round and square shapes. Do you always plan your “collections” on paper or do they just “happen” by magic? :)

    • 11.1
      Sweetsugarbelle says:

      Usually, I think about them for a long time before they happen. Sometimes it’s the tiniest thing I see, and others, I take one detail and work around it. This one was actually a combo of a few things I wanted to “redo” from older sets with the addition of a panda.

      I think my biggest downfall is not sketching every design, there were a couple of others I wanted to include BUT since I didn’t plan well, they’re on the “next time ” list, lol!

  2. 12

    I have to say that I think you filled the void of bear face cookies, you did them proud!

  3. 13
    Paula says:

    Your platters are always so uniquely colourful and these panda cookies are adorable!

  4. 14

    Hi Just found your blog . Love your work
    I,m trying to fine some Snow Flake shapes for my Mum and can’t fine then i’ve never seen bears either
    I’m in Australia so I’ll start looking for bears and let you know

  5. 15

    Oh Callye!!
    The Panda is absolutely CUTE!!!
    You are Impecable!! I admire and love your work !!
    Thank you for sharing !!!
    big hug

  6. 16
    Lindy says:

    Thank you for the tips on making the Panda faces, just in time for my order last week :)
    Slightly different eyes for a child’s party. I liked your combination cookie and the icing style … thank you!