Yep, this is the click you've been waiting for. I've had tens of thousands, well maybe hundreds...ask how I decorate my cookies. Four years ago when I turned my cookie decorating into a business, I wanted to use buttercream. And after a few experiments, creating the perfect recipe, I decided to pipe on the frosting with a basket weave tip. So today's the day I'm going to show you how to make this Easter Bunny Cookie, Why? Because Some Bunny Loves You...ME!
Easter Bunny Cookie Tutorial
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Please keep in mind, that this is my FIRST cookie decorating tutorial. I did my best to take photos along the way, in case I left something out, please ask questions. I may or may not know the correct answer, but I will answer :) Pretty simple step here - make dough and bake some cookies!
Now gather up some cutters~
You probably know what these cutters are, but I learned how to add arrows, and wanted to use that skill. :) Little things make me happy. Now it's time to roll and cut~
1. Use the smaller egg to cut two ears.
2. I used the paw cutter for the... paw and a small flower cutter for the cottontail.
3. Cut out the ice cream cone and trim the end with the large egg cutter.
4. See, it's the little bunny's foot!
After the cookies were baked, I placed them on a pan to make sure they were the sizes I needed~
Before I start to decorate, I have all my fondant accent pieces ready to go.
So that means you too.
Start by gathering more supplies~
1. Part of a Wilton flower making set.
2. #12 tip and small round cutter.
3. Wilton three piece oval cutters.
4. OXO herb rolling mincer. (I use it more for fondant than herbs!!)
5. Wilton powdered sugar pouch. (Dust the counter before rolling the fondant so it doesn't stick)
6. White & pink fondant. After opening the Wilton fondant pouches, I cut them in little cubes and put in a bag and keep in the freezer. Then they stay fresh and I just pop a little piece out as I need it.
Started with the pink~
1. Cut out two large pink ovals for the ears, then two medium pink ovals for the feet.
2. Cut six small pink ovals for the toes (do bunnies have toes?)
3. Use that green thing for the nose.
4. Trim the top off.
Now roll out the white~
1. Cut some strips with the rolling mincer.
2. Lay two side by side.
3. Put the green cutter and cut a notch out of the top. So the teeth will fit under the nose.
4. Now the teeth are ready to go (may need to be trimmed down a bit.)
I cut "Happy Easter" out of green fondant. If you prefer, you could pipe Happy Easter on with a decorating tip.
Place all the fondant decorations on your undecorated cookies~
Now for the decorating. Yep, you need more supplies...
Here it is, step by step!
1. Use Tip #48 (Basket weave)
2. Put coupler in decorating bag, add the decorating tip on the end. Fill with frosting and close with Wilton bands.
3. A few more supplies...paper plate, bowl, angled spatula, sanding sugar.
4. Pipe the first stripe across the middle.
5. Continue adding stripes,
6. And more stripes,
7. Until the cookie is covered.
8. Clean the edges with a spatula.
9. Lay the fondant on the cookie,
10. Hold it over a paper plate and sprinkle with white sanding sugar.
11. Brush the sugar off the fondant.
12. Pipe a edge with #13 tip around the fondant.
Continue with these steps for the face~
Using the small cutter, I made the white eyes out of fondant and using the bottom of a decorating tip, I made the black circle out of fondant for the inside of the eyes.
Add a jelly bean for the nose.
Here's the belly~
I sugared it first and then added the letters.
That way they could be moved around a little with a toothpick.
Here's the little paws~
Piped a edge with a #4 tip.
And now the feet~oops, forgot to take a photo of the feet.
So let's move on to the cottontail~
Using the grass tip~
Pipe on the frosting until covered~
Now, we've got to add a little more cute, the ribbon~
Hopefully before Easter, you'll have an adorable
Hip Hop Hooray for Easter!