Since I have lots of cookies to show you still, we're going to do TWO tutorials in this post so we can get onto something fun for tomorrow. I got a new cookie cutter for tomorrow's post that I've wanted for quite a while so I'm pretty excited to share the pictures with you. I know... you can hardly wait ;-)
First we have some frog prince cookies. If you've been a Cristin's Cookies fan for awhile, then you've probably seen these. They are one of my favorites. The cookie cutter is from eCrandal.com and I just love it. I made these frog prince cookies for Valentines Day using LilaLoa's chocolate cookie recipe.
I started by outlining my frog prince cookies in the design that I wanted
Then I iced his crown and added sanding sugar immediately to it. I use a paper plate that is very easy to fold up and put the excess sugar back in the jar.
I give the back of the frog a little tap to get excess sugar off and then I also use a new paintbrush to get the extra sugar off so it doesn't look messy in my cookie bag
Fill the head with icing - I used electric green since it's one of my favorites
add big eyes. I switched them so they looked a little googly :-)
fill the rest of his body leaving the tummy blank for now
I like to give him a pink tummy, but you can give him a darker green tummy. I've also used yellow and lavender. While the icing is wet, add on a decorative heart candy or draw a heart with icing
add dot to his legs using the wet on wet technique or wait til he dries, either way is fine depending on the look you want. I usually like to make these dots pink, but I decided on a darker green this time.
Wait until he is all dry and then add a smile and write Kiss Me or something cute on his tummy and he's all done. Pretty cute huh! Before you eat him up, make sure to give him a kiss so that your hubby will magically turn into Prince Charming for the evening. It works. Honest. Well you might have to bribe him with the cookie, but it will work :-)
Okay for our next tutorial, I'm going to show you how to make swirl hearts. I outlined my candy shaped cookie.
Then I filled both sections with the icing color I chose
While the middle is still wet, add dots using a 3rd color
Then use a toothpick to swirl the dots in a pattern.
I started from the middle dot and swirled in a circular pattern
and wa-la. You have a cute swirly heart pattern! After it dries, you can add some detail to the white edges or sparkly sugar.
Okay so tomorrow a new cookie cutter to share. I'm excited. Should I give you a hint? This variety doesn't actually hang from trees or eat bananas, but he gets lots of hugs and all the girls like him. What is my new cookie cutter that I will show you tomorrow?