Originally, I thought I saw some elf potential in the cookies I made from the Wilton ornament cutters from Walmart. I thought the pointy, striped, sparkly pompom’d hat looked like something an elf might be happy to wear.
It wasn’t until I was playing around in Picmonkey with the picture that I started thinking maybe those little striped hats looked more like night caps. And my elves looked more like happy, sleeping children- dreaming of the presents they might find the next morning.
Either way, once I saw cute little faces in cute little caps, I couldn’t un-see it. So I made a cute little tutorial for you. (By little, I mean I had a frustrating mishap with my new air brush and forgot to take several pictures. By cute, I mean that’s what you will think of my tutorial and ignore the missing pictures.)
You’ll need: A light colored icing (I used Wilton ivory mixed with Wilton white) in both piping and flooding consistency, A hair colored icing (I used a mixture of Americolor gold and Americolor egg yellow) in piping and flooding consistency, flesh colored icing (I used a toothpick dipped in Americolor Copper/fleshtone) in one step/20 second consistency, food color markers, pink luster dust, white sanding sugar, red airbrush color (optional- use a red food color marker if you don’t have an airbrush).
- Cut out your cookies using ornament cutters. Bake the cookies and turn them upside down.
- Outline your hats and fill the top part. Outline and immediately fill in a face. Wait 10-20 minutes for the icing to set.
- Add hair in two sections, waiting 10-20 minutes between sections. Add a neck (not pictured). Let this dry completely.
- Add hat details with an airbrush, paint brush, food color marker, or icing. Add a brim and pompom to the hat, sprinkle on some sparkle if you so desire. Add a nose with the fleshtone colored icing and add a mouth and eyes with a food color marker. Add cheeks with some pink luster dust. Pipe some details onto the hair.
- Allow the cookie to dry completely before packaging or eating.
PS- thank you to my online cookie friend (SugarNosh Treats) who was able to hear, diagnose, and cure my airbrush issue in about five seconds!