Decorated Tutu Cookies

Despite a complete and utter lack of grace, I still have a thing for ballet.  There’s something so elegant and feminine about tutus, even in cookie form.  These pretty cookies are beautiful and easy to make.

Tutu CookiesWhile there are several gorgeous tutu cookie cutters available,  I don’t make them enough to justify the investment.  So, I used cutters from my collection.

My favorite design began as a shell, trimmed with a heart. I’m kind of partial to this vintage Wilton version, but any shell will do.

Tutu Cookie CutterThe great thing about this cookie is that it’s completely customizable.  If you prefer  sleeves, take the trimming a bit further and use the heart to create a v-shaped neckline.  For a fuller skirt, cut at a different angle, perhaps with a different cutter.  The possibilities are endless!

Decorating this cookie can be as simple or complicated as you like.  To make these, you will need:

Begin by marking a line between the bodice and skirt.  I use this trick to create uniform cookies without dragging out my Kopykake.

How to Make Tutu CookiesNext, use 20-second icing to flood the cookie as pictured below.  Wait a bit between each color to create a nice seam between the two sections.

How to Decorate Tutu CookiesOnce the cookie is dry,  add any details you like.  I used a #1.5 tip to add laces, ruffles, and seams.

If you don’t have a shell cutter, try these ideas.  I’ve had great luck with several cutters from my collection.

Inexpensive Tutu Cookie CutterScalloped circles work well, along with Elmo, flowers, jellyfish, and even eggs.

You don’t need a monster cutter collection to make amazing cookies, just a little imagination!

Tutu Cookie Ideas{1. A, 2. B, 3. C}

For more inspiring ballet cookie ideas, be sure to check out these links:

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  1. 11
    IFeelCook says:

    So beautiful! Your royal icing looks always so nice!

  2. 12

    I consider you a prima ballerina in cookies – these are so pretty!

  3. 13
    Stephanie says:

    The way you can see out of the box is astounding (among the 223353344 other things you do well!!) I have to buy a cutter for everything. I can’t ever visualize how to reuse my stuff. I wish you had a chart or something. I’d pay for that. It would be less expensive than buying a new cutter!!!!

  4. 14

    You have a Fantastic mind and soul!
    Do you know why I admire you?
    You can see the beauty in everything and “cookiefy” them the way that anyone can’t do!
    Thank you so much!

  5. 15
    Kayla says:

    These are amazing, and just soo cute! I love how you did the laces and ruffles on the cookies :)

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  7. 17

    Running to look for my shell cookie cutter :-O

    Callye, when are you going to write a cookie book?!

  8. 18

    These are so sweet and adorable and I always love when you use other cutters to make something completely different. Plus that jelly fish cutter – so cute!

  9. 19
    Gerri Lynn Wallace says:

    I have been following your blog for a while and it always amazes me how you are so creative with your cutters,truly inspirational!!! I love your blog I it is one of my favourites.

  10. 20

    yum these look awesome. your icing is perfect… love the recipe. thanks for sharing.


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