Bluebird Cookies-Guest Post by Sugar Belle

I have a wonderful surprise for you today!!! Callye from Sweet Sugar Belle is here to share one of her pretty cookies with us! She is an awesome cookie artist and she has taught me SO MUCH about decorating! Her tutorials always make that little light bulb over my head go off because of her creativity. She is going to share how to make bluebird cookies with us! Take it away Callye!

It’s the first day of spring which means that things are about to get very busy for Lisa at camp. So, I’m here today to keep you entertained while she’s out mowing, painting, and doing all the other fun stuff that comes along with running a camp.

I have a little spring fever myself so today I’m going to make pretty little bluebird cookies.

Bluebird Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

For the actual cookie you can use one of MANY cutters. This time I chose a pretty paisley cutter I got from Ecrandal.

I used the small cutter (about 3″) but any of them will work. However, Global Sugar Art carries a set of three that I love, and if you’re in a bind, you can even use a balloon cutter. Any of these will make great bluebird cookies.

Simple Bluebird Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

To make these bluebird cookies you will need:

  • bright blue piping and flood icing {I used a couple drops of sky blue mixed with a touch of turquoise}
  • black sugar pearls
  • black Americolor gel
  • a tiny paintbrush {I used a #0 liner}
  • yellow 20-second icing
  • a tiny bit of white icing for highlighting the eye {optional}

Begin by outlining and filling the cookie.

Easy Blue Bird Cookies | The Bearfoot BakerQuickly, while the flooded area is still wet, use tweezers to add candy bead eyes. I like to use candy beads because it saves me from having to mix a bag of black icing.

Let the bluebird cookies dry for 3-4 hours, then use a #1.5 tip to pipe on a wing design. You can be creative with this. I usually just do what strikes my fancy that day. At this point the cookie needs to dry completely, whether it be for a few more hours or overnight.

When the bluebird cookies are dry, it’s time to add the details. It doesn’t really matter what order you work in. I chose to add eyelashes first. Sometimes edible markers are not fine enough for things like eyelashes. In this case, I like to paint them on with food color and a VERY fine paintbrush. I work out of a saucer filled with a tiny bit of water and a dot of gel color.

If you would like to know what brushes I use, click here. When you’re ready to add the lashes, wet the brush a bit, wipe off the excess water, then dip it lightly in the food color. Practice on the plate a few times BEFORE you start painting on the bluebird cookies, and it would probably be a good idea to have a wet towel nearby.

Hold your breath for this part…

Tiny lashes always make me nervous! Anyhow, if you made it this far, you’re almost finished. Use the yellow 20-second icing to make a beak, and white icing to add a highlight to the eye. I used piping icing and a #1.5 tip because I had some on hand, but if you don’t, just use a toothpick to dot a little on right out of the bowl.

Let the completed bluebird cookies dry for an hour or two and you’re done.

Tada! Simple Sweet bluebirds cookies that are sure to please!

Thanks for letting me hang out at your place, Lisa! If y’all have bluebird fever like I do, head on over to my place for even more birdy fun!

Thanks so much Callye!! You are making the world a better place one beautiful cookie at a time! You have made my day!!!!

Do something nice for yourself today and go to Sweet Sugar Belle! She is one of the most creative people I have ever met and you WILL BE INSPIRED!!! Go look at the cute bluebirds she made out of Jordan Almonds on her site today!! She has creativity coming out of her ears so be ready to die from cuteness!!

Other Cute Bird Cookies:
Simple Red Bird Cookies
Flour Box Bakery- Birds, Owls and Geese oh my!
Annie’s Eats- Love Bird Cookies

Happy Creating,

Lisa