Saturday, December 18, 2010

Zebra & Leopard Print Cookies!

Last Wendesday, my baby sister turned 24! Twenty four! She's really starting to catch up on me.... *wink*

For her birthday, I made her zebra and leopard print cookies.

zebra leopard print sugar cookies royal icing
The animal print patterns were made with royal icing. The hot pink "R" was made of fondant, and the glitter around the border was just black Wilton Cake Sparkles!

zebra leopard print sugar cookies royal icing
Happy Birthday, Robin! I hope you like the cookies!


Anonymous said...

Hi there,

I am doing a zebra print theme for my daughter's first birthday which is coming up in 10 days. do you mind sharing a detailed recipe for the cookie icing and how you do the stripes?I will be really grateful for any help.

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Melanie said...

Hello! I posted my cookie recipe and the link to my icing recipe here:

For the stripes, I just pipe the white on the cookie and then quickly go back and add the black. Both icing should be pretty thin, but not thin enough that the run together before you can get the other color on. This is the fastest way I've found to do the zebra print cookies, but you can also use a tip 3 and outline the black stripes before you begin. That way is a little easier and less messy if you're not quite fast enough to do the first method. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Melanie,

With the zebra print did you fill the entire cookie in with white first and then add the black on top very quickly? Did you use a tip for both or a squeeze bottle.

They look amazing.

Melanie said...

To make the zebra print, I draw the black zebra stripes with flood icing first, and then quickly go back with the white. Since both icings are still wet, it allows them to sort of meld together and create a more natural "zebra" look.

I always pipe with piping bags because that's what's most comfortable for me, but you can definitely use squeeze bottles! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you soo much. One more question, did you add the cake sparkles last after the coookie dried by wetting the outline with a brush?

Melanie said...

The easiest way to apply the black edible glitter is let the whole cookie dry. Then, pipe a thin black icing outline around the cookie and either sprinkle the glitter on or roll the cookie in the glitter. The glitter should only stick to the wet icing that way. :)

Rachel said...

i ♥ this my only complaint is make it close up with the R zebra print but other wise it's awesome!♥♥♥♥♥

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