Do you ever feel like you are in some kind of swirling cookie decorating vortex thing where you spend days and days decorating cookies in the dark, but as it turns out it was just one night? And you have no concept of what day of the week it is, or if you already brushed your teeth, or if you even went to bed for that matter...and for some reason there are all these high school-romantic-musical-comedy movies in your Netflix queue and you have no idea how they got there because obviously you only watch very educational documentaries that inspire you to change your life and the world as you know it. You are a contributing member of society for crying out loud! You believe in good and in...in...in THINGS that matter. Like crosswalk safety and finding out why Daylight Savings Time still exists. And chocolate. And sleeping. And rock climbing walls in living rooms. And if I had glitter shoes, I would believe in those too.
Ooh! And wouldn't it be cool if plant scientist type people could figure out a way to create an apple that tastes like a strawberry? I LOVE strawberries! But they never seem to last very long. And I always try to guess exactly how many days I can keep them living, carefully allotting the perfect amount each day, only to discover that my final day's worth of strawberry rations have gone the way of the world and now have to be sent to their doom while I wallow in my dismay and hunger with a bowl of ice cream instead of my healthy snack of deliciousness. I feel some cookies coming on. Strawberry colored apple cookies! Yes!
Actually, I think I might need an idea-checker. You know, something that will underline all my fuzzy ideas with a squiggly red line and ask me if I really mean them before I go through with them.
Thank goodness I have my cousin to keep me on track once a month. She makes the cutest cards and paper projects and every month she lets me snag one of her designs and make it into a cookie. And then she grabs one of my cookies and turns it into a card. Best day ever! AND...of all the fortuitous timing -- I had just gotten a new bunny cutter in the mail from Rolling Pin Prints and it was a perfect fit!
1. Use medium consistency white icing and a #3 piping tip to outline and fill the bunny's head. I kind of like it lemon shaped, but you can do what you want. Let it dry for 15 minutes.
2. Add the body and ears with the same icing and let them dry for another 15-30 minutes. Yes. I know it looks like a frog. Don't worry, we'll change that.
3. Pipe some adorable feet on top of the body. See? It already looks slightly less like a frog.
4. When the feet have dried for another 15 minutes, add some pink on the feet, ears, and drop a dot of pink on the face for a little nose. I find I have the best luck when I pipe just a tiny circle on the face and then use a toothpick or scriber to pull it out into a triangle shape. Let the whole cookie dry for 3-4 hours.
5. Squeeze some of the white icing on to a plate and use a stiff brush to dab it all over the cookie. If you get some on the pink icing, just wipe it off with a paper towel.
6. Pipe two little eyes with black icing and a #1.5 tip. You could stop here if you want. He's adorable.
But you all know I can't leave well enough alone. I had to go and paint the thing. And now I can't decide which one I like better. You can make yours however you want to. Just come back and tell me which one you chose!
You can also see the entire process on video if that helps!
You can get the bunny AND jelly bean cutters HERE at Rolling Pin Prints.
Go visit my cousin and see what cookie she turned into a card!!
Go for some fun striped eggs HERE.
Or discover the world's EASIEST Easter cookies HERE.