To most people, these probably look like burlap Easter bunny cookies. But when I look at them, I see so much more. I see victory!
Seriously though, I’ve been experimenting with decorated cookies that look like burlap for years now. I’ve piped them (total hand-killer), tried stencil after stencil, and even toyed with using actual burlap, but none of these methods produced the effect I had in mind.
Then, after about four years of thinking, it hit me. Cheesecloth!
It’s so simple I’m kind of embarrassed it didn’t occur to me before.
To decorate these cookies you will need:
- Light ivory piping and flood icing
- Ivory Airbrush Color
- Dark pink piping and flood icing
- Lighter pink piping and flood icing
- Stiff light green piping icing
- Embroidery hoop
*You can find cheesecloth at most hardware/big box stores in the paint or sewing and crafts section.
Use ivory icing to outline and flood the cookies. Once filled, let them dry overnight. It is important that the base layer of icing is completely dry. If not, the airbrush color may bleed and not look as sharp.
Now before I get too far off track, let’s finish up.
Begin by adding a line of squiggle roses to the bunny’s neck. Apply the darker pink dots first and after they’ve had a minute to set, add the lighter pink dot in the center.
As always, I like to mix several different designs to make things a little more interesting.
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