I have been wanting to do these cookies since we took the kids to watch the Peanuts Movie a few weeks ago. And finally had some down time to get it done as we have been busy with a lot of things going on.
My personal favorite is the Snoopy on the top left, which one is your favorite? ;-)
These cookies were so much fun to make, and because they are on a rectangle cookies you dont have to own any particular cookie cutters! Sweet! ;-)
So we started off with flooding the cookies with a white base icing and let it dry. When the base icing is dry use an edible pen or marker to draw the characters on top of the white icing. These will act as a guide as you decorate your cookies - see the picture below.
Now on to the hardest part of the decorating process....airbrushing time! I found this to be the hardest part as im still learning how to use it properly. I just got my airbrush tool from eBay and have been practising how to use it but still have a lot to learn on how to handle it properly.
For me its hard to get an even distribution of airbrush colours all around the cookies. Just a side note from my learning experience of using the airbrush, use it in a good light. Don't be like me and start using it at night when you can't even see the colours spraying out! lol >.<
We mixed 1/3 orange & 2/3 yellow airbrush colours and put it into the airbrush cup. Spray all around the cookies and be sure to start off with light spray as you can layer it up to build the colour.
Okay so once the airbrushing are done, we can start decorating with icing and painting gel colouring.
Lets start with the simplest one - Charlie Brown cookie.
Start with using skin colour icing for his head area, wait for a few minutes until it dries a bit and add his ear, neck and arm - see picture below. Then fill in the rest of his yellow top and the black chevron in the middle of his top. Lastly add his nose and draw his face with edible markers.
Next is Snoopy on top of his red house :) Start off with piping the red house in alternate to create a dimension on the red house. Then add the green grass underneath, let it dry. Add Snoopy on the top and outline the grooves of the red house with black edible marker. Lastly paint the blade of the grass underneath the red house with gel colouring.
Snoopy & Charlie Brown Cookie - start off with skin colour icing and let it dry. Add his brown shoes and Snoopy's head & legs with white icing, let it dry. Add the reminder of the details as per photo below.
There is really no hard and fast rule as to which part of the icing we need to do first. I found the best way to learn is just to try things out, experiment with lots of different way and most of all have fun with it ;-)
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.