How to Make Cloud Cookies that Actually Rain
I know you have heard that April Showers bring May flowers. That is a very true statement. I know we all like puppies, bubbles and sunshine but, without rain, there would not be any flowers, trees or cute little cloud cookies that actually rain sprinkles. What? You have never seen cloud cookies that actually rain sprinkles? Let’s change that right now!
I have been trying to make these cookies for a month now but things keep happening around here. Summer camp started about three weeks ago and our lives got really busy. Busy in a good way. There are little kiddos running around fishing, swimming and playing soccer every where. It is glorious except when it rains. It is no fun being at summer camp and stuck playing games inside. They are fun games but we need to be out in the sun running and using our energy to find critters in the creek. So that little evil rain cloud in the picture above needs to think about the children and only rain at night while they are sleeping.
Supplies for Cloud Cookies that Actually Rain:
Cloud Cookie Cutter- The small cloud cutter in this tutorial is from Whisked Away Cutters and can be found here. The large cloud is a flower cutter cut in half.
White 15 Second Icing
4mm Black Edible Pearls
Pink Airbrush Color– You can use pink icing or pink petal dust if you don’t have an airbrush gun.
Homemade Blue Sprinkles-I made sky blue and a lighter blue for the clouds but you can use store bought sprinkles if you don’t feel like making them.
Food Safe Marker for the Mouth
I also want to mention that these cookies were inspired by My Cupcake Addiction Unicorn Cookies. They made me laugh out loud!
- Use a cloud or flower cutter to cut shapes out of the cookie dough.
- If you use a flower cutter, cut it in half.
- Next, use a heart, circle or tear top shape to cut the center out of one of the clouds.
- Make sure to cut the edge also.
- When you transfer the cloud cookie shape to the baking sheet it may stretch a little.
- Use the flower cutter to make it as close to the original shape as possible.
- You will need three cookies per cloud.
- Once you bake the cookies, lay them out so you can start assembling them.
- Use the icing as glue.
- Glue the center cookie to the back cookie.
- Before you move on, add the sprinkles to make sure the hole is the right size so the sprinkles will fall out of the cloud when you give it a shake. If the sprinkles don’t come out correctly, you can take the center cloud off and trim the hole with the a serrated knife. Then glue it back on with the icing. If it breaks, just piece it together and glue it in place.
- Add the top cookie but don’t glue it down yet. Give it a shake and watch it rain.
Don’t glue the tops on yet, we need to decorate them first.
Outline the clouds with the white icing.
Flood the cute little cloud cookies with the white icing and add the 4mm beads for the eyes. Let it dry for a few hours.
Next airbrush the cheeks with pink airbrush color.
To make things easy for you , here is a video so you can see how easy it is to make your own cloud cookies that actually rain. I hope you stick around to see the end. It is my favorite part.
I hope you have a little rain this summer so you can have beautiful flowers, strong trees and a few puddles to jump in. Now go play like a kid!