Ballerina Bear Cookies with a How to Video

How to Make Adorable Ballerina Bear Cookies with a How to Video | The Bearfoot Baker

Ballerina  bear cookies have been on my mind for a while but I’m glad I waited before I made them because Sweet Sugarbelle’s Nesting Flower Cookies make this project super simple. Ever since I saw her Bowing Ballerina  Cookies I’ve had the idea to make them Bearfoot Baker style with a bear instead of a cute little girl. Callye was actually inspired buy Angelina Ballerina to make her cute little dancer cookies so I thought I would keep the inspiration going and make my favorite animal, the bear.

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So what do you think? Do you like the bear ballerina cookies with their colorful little tutus and their big shiny noses? I’ve gotta tell ya this is one of my favorite sets of cookies that I’ve ever made. It has cute little bears and colorful ballet shoes so what more could I want? Want to make a set of your own? Keep reading!

Supplies for Ballerina Bear Cookies with a How to Video

Recipes:
Sugar Cookie Recipe
Royal Icing Recipe

Cookie Cutters:
Sugarbelle Nested Flower Cookie Cutters-The largest one was used to make the bear’s tutu.
Mini Panda Bear Cookie Cutter

AmeriColor Icing Colors in Piping Bags with #2 Decorating Tips:
Blue-Turquoise
Darker Turquoise
Pink-Super Red that makes a good pink color
Super Red
Yellow-Lemon Yellow with a touch of Gold
Gold with a touch of Lemon Yellow
Green-Electric Green
Electric Green with a touch of Leaf Green
Black-Super Black
Brown-Chocolate Brown

Tools:
Turkey Lacer
Food Safe Marker
Black Jelly Bean

How to Make Ballerina Bear Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

  • You can make the tutu cookies any size you want to make them but due to the size of the bear cookie cutter, the largest flower worked the best.
  • Make a batch of sugar cookie dough and cut out your cookie shapes.
  • Let the cookies cool completely before you begin to decorate them.
  • As the cookies are cooling you can make a batch of royal icing and tint the colors while you wait.

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  • Outline the ballerina bear cookies cute little tutu cookies and let the lighter colors of royal icing dry for about 10 minutes. You will use the darker colors of royal icing to add the details to the tutu later.

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  • After the outline has dried for a few minutes flood the cookies.
  • Let the royal icing dry completely.

How to Make Simple Ballerina Bear Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

  • Once the icing has dried place the naked bear cookie on the tutu and use a food safe marker to make dots where you want the hands and arms to go. You don’t have to do this since you can eyeball it but I found it helps. Without the mark my poor little ballerina bear cookies arms where really short. She looked more like a T-Rex. Hey, we can make T-Rex ballerina cookies!

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  • Remove the bear cookie and use the brown royal icing to make a dot for the hands and pipe a line for the arms.

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  • With the brown royal icing make a dot for each of the bear’s ears.
  • While the brown icing is wet, add a dot of yellow.
  • Place the turkey lacer at the bottom of the ear and drag it half way to the center of the yellow. Look at the picture below or watch the video at the end to see it in action.

How to Make Cute Ballerina Bear Cookies with a How to Video | The Bearfoot Baker

  • Next, flood the head with the brown royal icing and add a black jelly bean for the nose while the brown icing is wet.
  • Now for a fun little trick I learned from watching this video Jill FCS’s videos on Youtube Channel. Use the turkey lacer and dip it into black royal icing. Then place it on the bears face where you want an eye and pull it in a wide ‘u’ shape. This makes a nice thin eye without messing with a paint brush or markers. Thanks Jill for showing us how to do this!
  • Repeat for the other eye.
  • Dip the turkey lacer into the black and make a line from the nose to the mouth.

How to Make Ballerina Bear Cookies with a Simple How to Video | The Bearfoot Baker

  • Outline the tutu’s with the darker royal icing colors you made.
  • Make a few lines in between the outline and the bear’s face and arms.
  • Let the cute little ballerina bear cookies dry completely.

Ballerina Bear Cookies Video:

How to Make Fun Ballerina Bear Cookies with a How to Video | The Bearfoot Baker

Inspiration for cookies can be found anywhere. Callye had the idea for bowing ballerinas and the Angelina Ballerina book helped her make cute little Bowing Ballerina Girl Cookies which inspired me to make this set of Ballerina Bear Cookies. This is a perfect example of you can be inspired to make amazing sets of cookies from almost anything.

Bear hugs,

Lisa