We had a special request from Victor, the owner of Apespresso to make a few ape cookies for the cafe (to match their Apespresso logo) so that people will be able to enjoy yummy cookies with their coffees.
This was one of my workmate's idea to put the cookies into the cafe so more people can enjoy them :)
We finished creating them over the weekend and here is what they look like
I'll go thru the step by step details on how to create these cookies, but first I had to plan ahead to make sure that i have the right cutter to make them.
So i start with sketching the ape on paper to make sure they can fit into the cookie cutter that i want to use. I also use a tombstone cookie cutter to make the little coffee cups.
Here is my rough sketch that i had to plan before baking, you can see Apespresso's card that Victor gave me with their logo so that i can create the cookies to match :)
So after the planning session, baking start with a fresh batch of cookies...fresh from the oven :)
Mark the cookies with edible food markers to make it easier to fill them in with icing
We prepared the icing with the colours we need to make the ape: beown, cream & red.
Outline the cookie with piping consistency brown icing before filling in the top part of the monkey (his forhead area) and the side of the ears with brown flooding icing (see picture below).
I waited about 1 hour until the brown icing sets a bit, then pipe the cream colour flooding icing into the face, ears and his nose area. Leave the cream colour icing to dry at least 4 hours (we left it overnight to dry coz we want to make sure there wont be any colour bleed).
When the cream colour icing is completely dry, pipe the face details starting with the nose and mouth.
Continue to add the rest of the details on the face, add the eyes & eyebrows.
Ape cookies all done....so now we move on to decorating the little coffee cups...
With a tombstone cutter we snip the top part to make the little coffee cups
Star by outlining the coffee cups with piping consistency & then fill with flooding consistency of the same colour icing, then leave the icing to dry.
The fill the middle gap with flood icing and leave the icing to dry. Then finish it off with outlining the cookies with red piping icing.
Coffee cups cookies are all done :)
We wrapped them together in an individual cellophane bag so they will stay fresh longer.
We really hope people will grab them along with their daily coffee fix :)
A mother & daughter who loves baking. We especially love creating and decorating cookies. This blog is a place where we can express our baking creativity.