Monday, January 13, 2014

Valentine Frog Cookies!

You've probably seen the frog valentines just about every where.  Oh, and the mustache valentines pretty much every where too.  So I thought, why not put the two together?
I mean, some times a girl has to kiss a lot of frogs before she finds her prince.  As long as she's kissing frogs, I figured they might as well be sweet! 
Ready, waiting and wishful thinking!
The perfect Valentine for the girl who is ready to give up on kissing frogs don't you think?
Start with a frog cookie cutter.
Make your favorite sugar cookie recipe, cut out frogs and bake.
Just a few from the pond ready to be decorated.
And because most frogs think they're your prince charming, you must make the crown~
It's a tiny cutter I found at Hobby Lobby years ago. 
Roll and cut crowns from yellow fondant~
After you've cut the crowns, place them on a curved surface to shape in a curve and dry.
I let them dry overnight.  While the crowns are drying, you might as well make the heart.  They also think they have a heart and it looks like they're finally ready to give it away!
To emboss the red fondant, I used texture plates~
Roll the red fondant out, place on texture plate and roll again to get the texture.  Cut with small heart cutter.  Set aside.  On to the big bulging eyes.  Go to your gumball cupboard and get your white gumballs.
What?  Not everyone has a gumball cupboard? 
Okay then, get white gumballs.
Add small circles of black fondant to the top of each gumball.
Roll a small piece of black fondant. Cut out circles with the top of a round #9 decorating tip.
Brush a teeny tiny bit of water to the fondant and place on the gumball.
I propped it up on the decorating tip so it would stop rolling around during the photo shoot.
Now on to the mustaches.
 This is probably not legal in the cookie world, but I used a craft punch to punch out my mustaches.  After rolling black fondant very thin, let it set a bit, I punched them out.  LOVED. THEM.
Time to frost...
Use a basket weave tip and pipe a strip of frosting across the middle of the frog. 
Continue piping frosting across the frog until it is covered.
Scrape the edges clean with an offset spatula.
Sprinkle the frog with green sanding sugar.
Rim the edge and add more legs to the center with a #4 round decorating tip.
Add a red fondant heart.
Add the curved crown and pipe dots on each side of the crown for the eyes.
Add his bulging eyeballs, a/k/a gumballs.
I mustache you to add the MUSTACHE!
 And printable tags to complete the project.
MUSTACHE VALENTINE TAG PRINTABLE
Print on Avery business cards, punch hole in corner, add ribbon and tie up your frog.
I mean that in the best possible way.
I "MUSTACHE"...
 
Kiss Me MAYBE One More Time?


24 comments:

  1. I love that you have a gumball cupboard and that you used the big gumballs to make the frog's bulging eyes! I'd kiss those frogs:)

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    1. Thanks Beth, possibly you have a gumball cupboard? LOL

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  2. if the round crowns, the illegal punch out mustache, and the gumball cupboard wasn't enough, you went and put it all together to make a frog even my phobia frog mother-in-law would kiss! sp dag gone cute Kim! :)

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  3. Those foggy cookies put a smile on my face. So cute!
    -Laurie

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  4. These are so cute! I love the idea. Very creative! :)

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  5. So fun! I love the creative way you made those adorable bugged out eyes!

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    1. They really do pop out at you! Thanks Janine!

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  6. Adorable! I love that you used a punch - so creative!

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    1. Thank you Jennifer, yep I was living on the edge! :)

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  7. I love your basketweave technique! This turned out so cute and your printables, too!

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  8. Is this royal icing? And YES - I love craft punches with fondant! I have a couple of them that have saved me hours and hours of work!

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    1. No Rose, it's buttercream! So sorry it's taken so long to get back to you! :)

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  9. Love the frogs and LOVE the mustache! How cute! They are so fun!

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  10. So cute! I love him. We used to have a "frog pond" at my grandmother's house every Summer. She had a huge outdoor bathtub that we filled with water and frogs and some plants. They were these super tiny frogs, I loved their tiny little cold feet touching my hands.

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    1. Oh what fun memories! We had tadpoles after a rain in mud puddles and I remember watching them swim around! I don't think I touched one though! LOL

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  11. Frogs + Mustache= PERFECTION!! I love this guy!

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  12. I LOVE these guys! But how can you use buttercream frosting and make it packable/stackable? It doesn't get smooshy? Is there a secret? I'm in awe *sigh*

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    1. Thank you! I let the buttercream set overnight before I package them. Once they are packaged, I can lay one on top of another. I don't ship the cookies, because they are so delicate.

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