Cookie burnout gets the best of us sometimes, but thankfully Thanksgiving and the lack of turkey cookies on my blog inspired me to whip up royal icing once again.
While turkeys aren’t the cutest of creatures, but all things kawaii must be cute, so I used my trusty sprinkles, wide-set candy bead eyes, and the most common cookie cutter around to make these ultra-cute gobblers.
Bonus! The turkey head and tail can be decorated simultaneously, so these cookies come together fast!
Speediness is quite helpful with November flying by like an autumn breeze!
I love cookie cutters (obvi) and have a pretty substantial stash that hasn’t been getting as much use these days as I’ve been tinkering in the world of cakes. When I was tasked with a mermaid birthday cake recently, I knew just the look I wanted: a Sugarbelle-esque mermaid on an Under the Sea swirl cake. Callye’s design is wicked cute and swirl cakes make for pretty oceans.
When considering a mermaid topper, fondant and royal icing seemed so fussy… So many colors to dye… All that time…
Then, it dawned on me: a paper topper using a cookie cutter for the template. Fool-proof, fast, and infinitely adaptable!
I outlined the cookie cutter and then cut out different colored cardstock for the various bits of the mermaid. All that scissor work had me nostalgic for grade school art class. So fun!