I keep looking outside wondering where the snow is. I LOVE winter! Where are you winter???? Well, it was 59° here Saturday! Today it is 52° and raining and I keep wishing it was snow. I want to make snow angels, build snowmen, and make some snow cream but most of all I want to have a snowball fight! That is difficult to do when it is SPRING in January! Sigh! I guess we will have to have a snowball fight cookie style. Meet the Angry Snowmen!
When I started designing snowmen for this project I decided they needed to look angry. Then I thought of things that were angry! Angry Birds are angry. Right? So if Angry Birds are angry, what would be better than an Angry
Bird Snowman Snowball Fight? After I came up with the idea I remembered Sweet Sugar Belle did a 3 part tutorial on the original Angry Birds and Glorious Treats did a tutorial on snowballs. They both are amazing decorators and I stalk them everyday!
Want to have a snowball fight with me?
Candy Corn Cutter bent out of shape a little
White Pearlized Sugar Crystals
Food Safe Marker
I got mine from a local bakery supply store but you can find them here. Karen’s Cookies had White Sanding Crystals but they are not Pearlized. It will work just fine and it is cheaper. You can use any sanding sugar you want but to get the look I wanted I went with the crystals because the crystals are bigger than sanding sugar.
Now we are ready for the Angry Snowmen Snowballs! You can free had this part or print off a template. I printed some pages I found on the internet. Once you find the pictures you like, make them the size you need to fit on your cookies. Then, cut out the faces for a template. I cut mine out of card stock.
Then, with the white flood icing, flood the eyes. While the eyes are wet, dot with black or drop on a black royal icing transfer eye.
Let this dry for about 30 minutes.
Does someone need a mustache? Well then, with the brown outline icing, outline the mustache. You don’t have to wait for this part to dry. Go ahead with the brown flood icing, flood the mustache.
With the white outline icing, outline all the birds.
Here is the part I know you hate….wait! Wait for this to dry for a few hours or overnight.
Use a toothpick or a Boo Boo Stick to remove the sugar from the eyes and noses. I also used it to move the sugar away from the eyes so you can see the black outline and to make the eyebrows look like rectangles again instead of black blobs. Just be careful not to poke a hole in icing. Repeat these steps with all the angry snowmen.