Sunday, March 20, 2011

make your own adorable chickies

I am officially declaring the fuzzy chicky to be my favorite. And I will show you how I made them. But don't worry if its not your favorite. You can adapt these steps to every single one of the chicky cookies. And if you can't figure out how to adapt it...just tell me. I'll help you out. Because I have no life.

Let me first just say that I do a lot of wet-on-wet cookies. BECAUSE I AM A NON-WAITER. I have no patience. I want instant gratification. I am sure these cookies would be just as cute if you did the chicks first and filled in a background later. Or if you did them on top of an already dry background. Hmmm....maybe I'll have to try those later....

Also, I use one consistency of icing. Its right down the line between outlining thick and flood icing thick. I go for a count of 12, if you know what I mean. But again...you can do these however you want to.

Okay, so start out with a cookie shape of your choice. I love squares, but these would be just as cute on circles or egg shapes or...you know...any other shape. Outline the edges, and roughly outline where you want your chicky to go.  If you are doing this with 2 thicknesses of icing, do the outer edge with outline thick icing and the roughed out chicky part with flood consistency icing.

Immediately fill in the background color.

Grab the yellow and make wavy line circles for the head and the body. Make shallow wavy lines for a softer looking chicky and deeper waves for that "fresh out of the dryer" look.

Quickly fill in the yellow. All of this should take about 30 seconds. Or so. No pressure here if you're not exactly "quick" at the whole cookie decorating thing. Just don't take a break and read the newspaper in the middle of it all.

Dip a toothpick in some orange icing and draw on some little legs. Or longer legs if that's what you want. Dip the toothpick in the orange before each line. Dip a different toothpick in some black icing and make two tiny dots for eyes. (I like to put the eyes just lower than the center of the head.) Then using the orange toothpick again, make a tiny "v" shape for the beak.

Done and done. 

Wait -- I forgot to tell you about the cheeks. Pink luster dust on a dry cookie would be ideal. I don't have that. So I mix a tiny bit of pink food coloring with a bit of water. I dip a food paintbrush into it and dab it off on a paper towel. Then I lightly paint little pink cheeks. Easy peasy.

19 comments:

Chef Scott said...

How cute is that?!? Great tutorial, and sense of humor, to boot! Thanks for sharing

Narelle said...

Ooo, I've been waiting to see this. Thanks so much for sharing. very cite idea, and you make it all seem so easy....will have to give it a go!! Thanks again

SweetSugarBelle said...

Gorgeous! Great tuto. U always make me laugh!

Nisson Family said...

Very Cute! Love 'em. :)

Pam

Cristin (Pinkie) said...

Adorable chickies and LOVE the tutorial! Thanks for sharing Lilaloa! I can't wait to give it a try!

anita said...

And once again, You. Are. The. Bomb. I'm doing the wave. Perhaps not that impressive when only done by one person but it's the thought that counts.

Sparkling Sugar Sweets said...

These are too cute and you are so funny! I love reading your posts! :)

Glora said...

Awesome, thanks for the tutorial. Hugs- Glora

Dana Marcus said...

You are brilliant! I have been thinking about cookies 24/7 lately. Usually I make cupcakes/cakes, but I think I have seen the light and would like to change my ways ;-) I am going to stop thinking about cookies and start making them! Thank you for the tutorial- I will let u know what becomes of them. Worst case scenario I can give them to my family. ;-)

Meghan @ Domestic Sugar said...

Lialoa!

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HUGS!
Meghan

lizy b said...

Love, Love, Love! Can't wait to make a whole flock of fuzzy little chicks!!! and I love the toothpick tip! I've been struggling with how to get tiny lines doing wet on wet! Thanks for the tips and humor!!!
www.lizyb.com

Haniela said...

omg, these are so adorable!!!

Sue said...

Your little chicks are so cute!

Caidy and Gavin's Mommy said...

Thanks, awesome tutorial!! LOVE these chicks!!

Dana said...

I love these! So so cute!

Aurora mama de Jordan said...

These are awesome!!! I will give them a shot today!!! One question, how did you do your super cute cupcake wrapper basket? did u use just one or a couple of wrappers to hold the handle?
Thanks!

LilaLoa said...

I used 3 wrappers together. I have a sleeve of like 500 cupcake wrappers that are all the same color. So all I had to do was separate 3 at a time. I don't think it would be as sturdy if you put them together after separating them....if that makes ANY sense at all!

katydoescookies said...

So cute!!!! Love the easy peasy:)

Sugar Pixie Sweets said...

So stinkin' adorable! "Fresh out of the dryer look".....haaaaaahahahahaha!

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