Monday, February 25, 2013

Is The New Mystery Cutter An Owl Or Not?

I created a new cookie cutter and made it into a challenge. You know me. I really like to do that. It's such a fun way to see the creativity of so many different cookie decorators and it's a great way to have fun with our cookie community. I've had some challenges that the design could be many various things and some that were difficult to figure out. This one was pretty obvious. The funny thing is that I figured we would have 12 different versions of owls. But there actually were some really cool owl designs and some that DID think out of the box and insist they could make something different than an owl. The designs are absolutely incredible and had me giggling in delight as I gathered the photos for the collage.

Here is the cutter I asked them to use to design their cookie:

So are you ready to see all the entries? I know you've waited so very patiently. Here you go:
Now are you ready to meet all the talented cookie decorators?

1)    Michelle of Wonderland Cake and Company Co

2)    Heather of Twins Plus One Goodies

3)    Leah of Simply Eden Baked Goods

4)    Amy of One Preppy Cookie

6)    Elaine of Elaine’s Sweet Life

7)    Megan of Sweet Baketique

9)    Traci of Cookie Queen Kitschn:  

10)  Channing of TheCookieMaster

11)  Cristin of Cristin’sCookies

Owl Cookie Cutter Available HERE
Download Tutorial Cards HERE
Download Free Printable Cookie Bag Topper HERE

Now do you want to know why I chose my owl design?
 Would you believe my sweet grandbaby Abigail was my inspiration? I know, you're so very surprised. You can hardly believe it. But look.... isn't she so darn cute?!
Ok, ready for a short tutorial? I started with my owl on a branch cookie cutter. Yes, you can get one too. The Ollie the Owl cookie cutter is available HERE
Then I baked my owl cookies
 and outlined my design
and then I filled in the white part of her eyes. I used a toothpick to move around the icing to the edges to make sure there wouldn't be any air bubbles in this tiny area. Then I filled the brown on the branch under her feet. I let that dry overnight as I wanted to use an edible pen to draw branch lines on the brown icing.
and then wa-la I had my owl cookie. I know, I skipped a whole bunch of steps. Sorry about that. I must have gotten bored with taking photos and I didn't realize it! I used little pink heart candies for the owl tummy and after the white icing dried completely, I used a blue edible pen to draw the stitching on her tummy and black stitching on her wings. I used sky blue for most of her body and regal purple for her wings.
and then I made her some friends so she wouldn't be lonely when Abigail wasn't here.
 and I made a valentine version of my owl too

 and then I bagged her up with some fun owl cookie tags. Yes, you can have some owl cookie tags too. You can download the cookie tags by clicking here.

Thank you to all the amazingly fun cookie decorators that played along in our cookie challenge and to Abigail for being my muse!

Owl blog background for today:


  1. Cristin,
    These are all super cute, but the cutest EVER is that grand baby of yours! I just want to squeeze her, right through the computer! Oh, what a living doll! Have fun with her! Nancy P


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