This is our first time making Chinese New Year cookies since we started getting into decorated cookies :) We ave quite a few things we want to try and make but because its so close to valentine's day we decided to keep it simple and stick with these set instead :)
The china girl and boy was inspired by Cookie & Me, she is a super talented cookier who has had a lot more experience in cookie decorating than me. Im so happy that i found her in Facebook for inspirations.
We took the progress photos of the china girl and boy so if you want to try making them you can follow the steps :) Firstly, we dont have the actual cutter to make a cutter so we used the versatile snowman cutter turned upside down to make the boy & girl.
Start with marking the areas with the shape of the girl and boy with edible marker.
Then fill the face area with skin clour icing and let it dry. After the face is dry add the black hair with black icing and red icing for the body, let it dry for about 30-60mins, then add the legs with the same red icing.
The next step is to add the details, we add the ribbon on each hair buns, then put an outline consistency black icing around the border of her forehead (see picture below) to give her hair a definition.
Mark off the eyes and lips and the blushes for her cheeks with an edible marker.
Also add the arms of her red clothes and mark the area for the sleeves to add the yellow trim later.
The China boy is a similar process as above, start with the face, then the top of the hat and body followed by the legs.
After the base icing are dry, continue with the details, add the face and arms and the trims of their cong-sam (chinese clothes) :) see below for progress details.
Next is how to make the chinese dragon face. I dont have a cutter for this too so we just use a normal round cutter. Add the white scallop base for the dragon's face, wait for a bit until its a bit dry and add the areas for the eyes and mouth - see below for a clearer idea.
Then after the white icing is dry, add a thin coat of red icing around the corner of the eyes. Also add a thin line at the cheeks and the tongue. Then add the rest of the details as per picture below.
The chinese firecracker is easy, do the string first and alternately fill the crackers with red icing. See picture below. At the end brush the tip of the firecracker & the middle string with gold lustre dust.
That was all the photo tutorial we made. We didn't do the chinese lantern as Sugarbelle has already done it so beautifully, best to go to her site and check how she does hers :)
Happy Chinese New Year everyone! Wishing you success and prosperity in the year of the Monkey ;-)
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