Cookie Quickie: Cute Ladybug Cookies

With summer in full swing, I’m probably not the only one who’s a little short on time.  So, I decided it’s the perfect time to try out something new, a “Cookie Quickie.”

“Cookie Quickies” are the same tutorials you’re used to, minus a bunch of photos. I’m not one-hundred percent sure how well this will go, but I thought it was worth a try.

Anywho, here goes.

Once upon a time, I would have told you there’s no such thing as too many cookie cutters.  Five years later, I’m back to say, I might have fibbed a little.  After coming back to the same cutters over and over again, I finally realized it was time to downsize.  Not only did I free up a ton of shelf space, I rediscovered a few cutters in my collection that had previously gone unnoticed.Make adorable decorated ladybug cookies with a tulip cutter!

Cute Ladybug Cookie_SweetsugarbelleFor example, this wonky tulip.  To be honest, it almost went to cookie cutter Heaven.  Then I noticed that my tulip, as weird as it might be, would make a pretty nifty ladybug.

Ladybug Cookie CutterThe rest is history.  Unfortunately, I’m not sure where I picked up my random tulip cutter, but you can pick up a similar version here. To decorate this cookie, follow the steps below:

  1. Use black icing to outline and fill the face section, let dry.
  2. Use red 20-second icing to fill the body.
  3. When the base layer is completely dry, use white icing to create an eye, then quickly add a drop of blue.
  4. After the first eye is set, repeat the steps to create a second eye.
  5. Use black piping icing and a #1.5 tip to pipe antennae,  eyebrows, a smile, and feet.
  6. Use a small star tip {#13-#18} to pipe a tiny sprig of hair between the antennae.
  7. Finish up by using black 20-second icing to add spots to the ladybug’s back and pupils to eyes.

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