I basically live in fear of faces. Not like real faces with mouths that move and eyes that... actually, you know what? I'm creeping myself out just talking about this. My whole point here is that I hate making cookie faces. Eyeballs I'm okay with. I mean... you guys were with me during my whole "Eyeball All The Things" phase, right? But noses and mouths and all that...it terrifies me. Cookie faces just have so much potential to be both unbelievably adorable...or a complete and total train wreck. And really, I have no idea which way it will go.
What we need is some kind of Encyclopedia of Cookie Faces. Or maybe we can convince all those adorable cookie face making people to join forces and get to work on www.1001cookiefaces.com. I mean...seriously, help us all out, will you?
I'll contribute these raccoon faces. Because against all odds... I'm kind of in love with them! They are SO adorable!! I just want to squish them! Want to make some?
1. Grab some medium consistency white icing and a #3 tip. Pipe a vague M shape in the middle of the face.
2. Immediately put your tip on the point of the M and squeeze. You should end up with a puffy dot of icing in the middle of the face. Outline and fill the tummy area. Let it dry for 30 minutes.
3. Use medium consistency gray icing and a #3 tip to fill in the top of the head and the body area. Let it dry for a couple of hours.
4. With black icing and a #2 tip, fill in the bottom portion of the face. Outline the tail and pipe some black stripes. Let it dry for another 15 minutes.
5. Fill in the remaining stripes on the tail. Add some upside down V shapes for the ears and pipe some arms on top of the body. Let it dry for at least an hour.
6. Use the black icing to pipe some little balls of icing for the hands and a tiny triangle for the nose. Add the eyes by piping dots of white, black, and then the tiniest ever dots of white on top. Use a black food color marker to draw his bashful little smile and fill the ears with white icing.
Grab the raccoon cutter HERE.
I used THIS cutter for the mushrooms.
Use Sugarbelle's mushroom tutorial if you don't have the cutter.
See Semi Sweet's tutorial for the moss look HERE.