These cookies were specially made for my lovely cousin in Australia. She asked for a simple cookie, in fact she asked to send the cookies un-decorated. But where is the fun in that? The fun part is the decorating part so i choose a simple remake of the green owls that we made earlier this year.
Its pretty simple to make and this time we are making it the proper owl colours, not a green owl with left over icing LOL :P
Oh and we made them with a couple of different body shapes, they were inspired by Sweetopia's owl cookies but she made them in 2 different size - a big mama owl & a small baby owl. We decided we just want to make 1 size with two different body shape.
Here they are ready to be shipped to the land of OZ :)
These are really simple to make because we dont have to use a special cookie cutter, just any round cookie cutters will do.
First step is to pipe and fill the body of the owl, some in just a rounded body shape and some in a kind of letter 8 shape body with pointy ears. Personally I prefer the letter 8 shape body, coz i think they look cuter but thats just me....my daughter doesn't mind either way :)
Once the body is dry, the next step is to pipe the white eye outline. It was supposed to be the easy part, just pipe 2 big round shapes on the face, but for some reason im having all sort of issues piping them.
I ended up with wonky eyes, either one was bigger than the other side or it was mishapen no matter how much i tried to fix it! So i just let it be and figured that the different sizes will give them individual personality LOL .... that was just my way of making myself feel better :P You can see them here...
We let the white eye outline dries for a few hours, just to avoid bleeding issues. Then the next step is to pipe the body with a green flooding icing. And while the icing is still wet, pipe the little V shape inside the body to give an impression of little cute furs. Leave to dry for a few hours.
The last step is to pipe the little details like black eyes, the beak, wings and feet. We use an outline consistency icing to do the little details.
And that's it, all done. You can pipe some leaves on the bottom of their feet if you want to, but we dont have anymore left over green icing so we decided to just leave it as it is. Im sure my cousin wont mind seeing that she wasn't bothered on what decorations we put on the cookies LOL.
Ps: my cousin just told me that she is enjoying the cookies and refused to share them with anyone else :P
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.