I can’t go anywhere without seeing cute things I want to make into a cookie. I saw the cutest ceramic figure of an octopus at Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg. I knew it was the perfect inspiration for an octopus cookie or better yet, octopus royal icing transfers.
I can’t wait to use them on cupcakes. Did you know there has been a lot of debate over the plural word octopus? There are three words that have been used. They are octopuses, octopi, or octopodes. I watched this video and learned it is alright to call them octopuses. I normally call them octopi but, octopuses is fun to say. What do you call them?
Supplies for Octopus Royal Icing Transfers:
Pink 15 Second Icing
Red 15 Second Icing
Royal Icing Eye Transfers
Small Octopus Royal Icing Transfers & Template
Medium Octopus Royal Icing Transfers & Template
Large Octopus Royal Icing Transfers & Template
Extra Large Octopus Royal Icing Transfers & Template
Once you print the templates, outline your octopus royal icing transfer with the pink icing.
Then, flood the middle section and let it dry for about 20 minutes.
Next, flood the legs and head. While the head is still wet, add the red dots and the royal icing eyes. Let it dry overnight.
I ran out of royal icing eyes while working on these but, I had some white royal icing dots. I used them and added a black dot to each eye. I prefer the RI eyes but, these will work in a pinch.
If you want to airbrush the edges to give it a little more detail you can. It is easy. With the airbrush gun tip about a half inch from the octopus, spray with AmeriColor Airbrush Color Electric Pink. I had the airbrush machine set on medium while I went around the edges and sprayed the neck.
Here they are airbrushed with their little eyes. Once they dry, peel them off the wax paper and store them in an airtight container in a cool dry place where the sun wont shine on them. I am working on a tutorial to show you how I store my transfers. I will share it soon.
In the meantime, here are a few more beach themed cookies and royal icing transfers for you to enjoy.
Starfish Royal Icing Transfers
Goldfish Royal Icing Transfers