Ever since I saw the post on Lisa's blog at Bearfoot Baker about how to make girl bat cookies i have always wanted to try making them.
The only problem is that we don't have the airbrush tool that made the cookies look wayyyy cool... so unfortunately we have to make do without it. Another thing that we also cannot get in New Zealand is the chocolate covered sunflower seeds....she uses it to make the fang on the bats, so we had to get creative in replacing them :)
If you want to see Lisa's original tutorial, you can find them HERE.
The ones we made without the airbrush, doesn't look quite as polished as Lisa's but we still like them anyway, we thought they look pretty cute & sweet :)
These bats were made using a simple star cookie cutter, anyone has a star cookie cutter right?
The first thing we do after the star cookies are cooled, is to mark the areas we want to decorate with edible marker.
You can do them free-hand like Lisa's tutorial but we are not so good at doing that, so we play it safe and we marked the head and body areas with edible marker :)
After we finished marking the cookies we outlined the areas with black outline consistency icing. When the outline is done, start off with filling in the ears with pink icing & the wings with purple icing.
The next step is to fill the body & head area with black icing and let it dry. After the black icing is dry add the eyes (we use royal icing eyes - Lisa also have a tutorial on how to make them) and the royal icing flowers.
Now this is the different part from Lisa's bat cookies, since we cannot buy chocolate covered sunflower seed we tried piping-in the fang on its on and it looks a bit odd to us, so we decided to add a mouth with the fangs and also add in pink cheeks to make it even more girly :P
As you can see, the wings and ears area were not airbrushed and they don't look as fancy as the airbrushed version, but the kids still adore them and what you can also do is turn them into a cookie pop, all you need to do is glue them on a stick using royal icing, like the way we do it with the other bats i posted yesterday HERE.
So there you go, either have them as normal cookies or turn your girl bat cookies into cookie pops :)
Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend! ;-)
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.