Cookie Quickie: Decorated Hula Girl Cookies
It’s time for another “Cookie Quickie,” the same tutorials you’re used to, without all the photos.
Today’s theme is luau, featuring decorated hula girl cookies.
Like many of my cookies, this sweet hula dancer began life as a snowman cutter, which is included in this set.
To make hula girl cookies, simply follow the steps below:
- Use 20-second icing in the color of your choice fill the top portion of the hula girl’s hair.
- Wait a few minutes and use flesh tone 20-second icing to create a torso and legs.
- Wait a few more minutes and add a skirt, also using 20-second icing. If bleeding is a problem, wait longer before adding each layer of icing.
- When the base is dry it’s time to add the details. Begin by using a small dot of dark brown 20-second icing to make a coconut bikini. Remember to leave a few minutes between each drop. This will add definition.
- Next use a #1.5 tip to pipe lines for the hair, braid, eyes, mouth, and grass skirt. Use dark brown icing to add a bikini string, if necessary.
- Finish up with royal icing flowers like the one pictured below. I turned an apple blossom into a hibiscus by slightly altering the middle. To learn more, check out this tutorial. If royal icing flowers aren’t your thing, this works too.
These work well as a stand alone design or mixed with other bright luau-themed cookies.
Change things up by including a back view of the dancers.For tips on making the other cookies in this set, check out these posts:
- How to Create a Ruched Effect with Royal Icing (I used this technique for the water cookies)
- Simple Hula Skirt Cookies
- Ballerina Cookies and Nerdy Graduate Cookies (Both designs are very similar to the cookie above, and the tutorials include step-by-step photos for those of you who would like a visual example.)
- Decorated Hibiscus Cookies
Callye – these are so adorable – down to the last detail!!! Can you teach us how to do the little hibiscus? Is it on a nail?
That will require a video, but I’ll try!!!
Ohmygahhhh!!! SO stinkin’ adorable!
These cookies are perfection, beautiful job!
Oh my gosh! You are so so clever…. These are gorgeous. I love the ‘back’ versions too! Too talented… 🙂
On step 5: do you pipe with piping consistency?
On step 6, is the hibiscus flower piped in stiff consistency and center in piping consistency?
Yes, yes, and yes 🙂
She is soooooo cute!!!
Wonderful cookies!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!
GREAT ideas for cookies!!! BRAVO!!!!
Is it wrong to fall in love with a cookie? If loving them is wrong, I don’t want to be right! She is so darn CUTE!!
These are the cutest, sweetest set of Hawaiian cookies. Thanks for breaking it down in this tutorial !!
These are the most beautiful cookies I’ve ever seen!! You are truly gifted!!
I love it!! The back view is so adorable and creative!!! And these cookie-quickies — SO FUN!!!!
PS — Your drop flowers are PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!
How cute! And think how adorable the front and back o the hula girl would look on a bag! Wonder if you would do a Santa front and back?
I declare, these are SO CUTE! Lawd, I LOVE them!!! Bravo! Go ahead, take that bow, right in your kitchen, girl!
Hi I would like to know how can I get the beautiful green of the coconut tree?
Thank you ^^
Try leaf green with a bit of electric or lemon yellow.
Love! I want to hug that hula dancer, she’s so cute!
So creative, fun and beautiful!!
Hawaii is my favorite place in the whole world! Since we are not able to make our usual trip this February, I think I will use your tutorial to make some happy cookies when I am facing the winter weather in Chicago. You are truly a wonder woman managing a new baby, school age children and creative blogging!
Thanks, as always, for sharing your talent.
I just love these. Can you tell me where your palm tree cutter is from? I can never seem to find one with a wide enough base. Thank you.
Wow, girl you amaze me with flipping cutters and turn them into something wonderful! And the back of her hair is FABULOUS!!
Wow this is amazing and really inspiring :). I love the creative use of cutters… Would you mind if I ask you how did you do the flowers on the skirt and hair? Thank you!
welldone you are doing a great job in here.
You don’t by chance sell cookies on any website do you. I would love to purchase some of these for a trip I have in November. Thanks for your help
Question: What colour did you use for the hot pink, the little flowers in the hula girls hair and the hibiscus?? Thank you!!!
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These are beautiful! I’d love to place an order for my daughters birthday party
Absolutely the cutest set! You are amazing! ??
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