Themed Cookies

At Luna Bakery, we introduce new sugar cookie themes for each holiday or special occasion. Sometimes one period has ended, but the next has not quite begun, so its a time to be suggestive and creative. This year between our back-to-school theme and our Halloween theme, we had about two weeks where we needed to be creative.

This month I want to share my Dog/Cat themed cookies. Below I’ll show you how I created them.

The first and my favorite cookie was the plaque cookie with script “Live, Love, Woof”. I started by outlining and flooding the plaque cookie in white. When the cookie dried in about 12 to 24 hours, I used gray and pink royal icing to write “Live, Love, Woof”. To add a little something extra, I used red royal icing to make a set of paw prints next to the word love.

Live Love Woof Cookie Plaque

I’ll tell you that writing in script or any kind of writing is not easy. I started off by using a projector to help me with spacing and keeping straight lines. Without the projector it never failed to either slope downward or run off the cookie (ugh). The projector was a huge help. Another thing I recommend about writing: Never. Give. Up. Keep practicing because it will come together. And, if it doesn’t, don’t be ashamed to use the projector. Nobody needs to know you used a projector. It’s about doing good work for yourself (and if you have customers, your customers). It took me about a year to be happy with my writing but I still think it can improve.

Another cookie I really liked was the Dog Bone with script “Woof” cookies. Again, I started by outlining and flooding the dog bone cookie, after drying 12 – 24 hours, I used blue royal icing with a 1 tip to write in block letters “Woof”. I finished using red royal icing to make a set of paw prints on each side of the “Woof”.

To include our feline friends, I used a sitting cat cookie cutter, and outlined and flooded in gray. While the flooding was still wet, I dropped in pink dots. This technique is call “wet-on-wet”. Wet-on-wet is where you flood the cookie and before it dries you drop in another color of flooding to create a design. My design was dots. When the sitting cat cookie dried (12-24 hrs.), I added a collar with a bow using a 1 tip. I also placed a heart on the cat’s back. A good way to make hearts is to make tear drops side by side.

I hope you found this entertaining and informative. If you make any of these suggested cookies I would love to hear about it in the comments below.

Published by Tina

I am a cookie decorator in Cleveland, OH devoted to delighting customers with innovative designs. When I'm not decorating, I love spending time with my family and exploring Cleveland.

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