I get a KICK out of you Valentine!
I have had a male child for longer than I've been decorating cookies. If you translate that into sugar years, it's like a jillion years. And I've spent every last one of those jillion years trying to make "boy cookies" that both of us like. It's easy enough to make cookies that HE likes. I just make an endless pile of red and blue icing and put it on top of a cookie. It's not a surprise that we don't usually love the same cookies. These ninjas are the accumulation of a jillion years worth of boy-cookie-research. As it turns out, I have discovered that ALL boys (and many girls) secretly want to be ninjas. They will never be disappointed with ninja cookies.
Need cookies for a boy's birthday party? Birthday ninjas! What about a male child that loves the ocean? Ninja fish! A grown up man that plays badminton and likes plaid? Plaid badminton ninjas! Ninja Astronauts. Ninja vampires. Ninja firemen. Ninjas with dogs. Ninjas that find pots of gold. Ninjas that wear the cutest polka dot vintage aprons and bake cookies. I'm telling you...ninjas are the key to the boy cookie world. Also...they sneak up on you when you're not looking. It's best to be on their good side if you know what I mean. (I don't actually know what I mean. I just really don't want some plaid badminton playing ninja to jump out at me later tonight and be all "You don't know me!")
Given this "ninja situation" that we now find ourselves in... it's probably all for the best if you just make these ninja cookies now. And you should know -- these are the EASIEST ninja cookies you will ever make.
1. With medium thickness gray icing and a #3 tip, outline and fill the head, leaving a space open for the face.
2. When the head icing has set (15 minutes) outline and fill the body.
3. Fill in the face with skin color icing.
4. Add a line above the face with a #3 tip and blue icing. Let it dry for 10 minutes.
5. Add the other half of the tie, the eyes and a little heart if you like... or you know, a badminton birdie or something.
I'm going to make a bunch of these and then just slide them into a cookie order. Then when people notice them, I'll be all "What?! Really? Ninjas...they're so sneaky."
Find the Whisked Away Cutters original cutter HERE.
I CHOO-CHOO choose you Valentine tutorial HERE.
You're SWEET Valentine cupcake tutorial HERE.