I am fascinated with jellyfish. I think they are beautiful, graceful, mysterious and scary. Seriously, how do they eat? Where are their eyes? What makes them hurt so bad with just a touch? I know, I can watch the Discovery Chanel or Google to find the answers but I would rather ponder on it myself. When I go to Ripley’s Aquarium, you will find me watching them. I become memorized by the way they move. I like them so much and know I can’t have the real thing as a pet so, I made simple little jellyfish cookies.
Their cute little legs make them look like they are floating gracefully in the water. I think the pink one is my favorite.
15 Second Icing in a dark and lighter shade of the same color
Black Outline Icing for the eyes
#2 Tip or a PME 2.5
A Jellyfish Cutter (you can get it from Karen’s Cookies)
Next, add some dots to the head with the dark icing. Do this step while the light color is wet. This is called a wet on wet technique. I like it because it will dry nice and flat and the dots will spread out and make perfect little circles.
I wanted to add a little airbrushing to the jellyfishes head so I set up my airbrush gun station. I used 3 cake boards and taped them together in the back to make 3 walls. I like the cake boards because you can fold flat for easy storage. Then, I put parchment paper on the counter so I don’t spray my entire kitchen.
Next, add a little airbrush color. For airbrush 101 click here. I am using pink. I didn’t want the leg area of the cookie to be pink so I covered it with a piece of parchment paper. Just be careful not to smash his legs. I usually hold the parchment paper to spray but I couldn’t do that and take the picture.
The farther away the tip of the airbrush gun is the bigger the sprayed area. I wanted this cookie to have a little control so I held the tip of the gun about an inch away. With the slightest amount of presser, pull the trigger toward you and keep your hand moving in a side to side motion until you get the desired look you want. Practice on your parchment paper first to get the feel of the gun. I just wanted a little shadow so I made one trip around the top of his head.