Octopus Royal Icing Transfers
Everywhere I go I see cute things that inspire cookie designs. The other day I saw the cutest ceramic figure of an octopus at Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg and 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 a few cookies with some simple airbrushing that will help these little guys stand out. Did you know there has been a lot of debate over the plural word octopus? There are three words that have been used and they’re octopuses, octopi, or octopodes. You can watch this video and find out what you want to call them. I normally call them octopi, but octopuses is a fun way to say it. What do you call them?
Supplies for Octopus Royal Icing Patterns:
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(I’ve updated the templates because the first ones I made were really rough! I hope you like the new patterns.)
- Royal Icing Eye Transfers- This pattern has not been changed.
- Large Octopus Royal Icing Transfer Medium Octopus Royal Icing Templates Small Octopus Royal Icing Transfers | The Bearfoot Baker
- Medium Octopus Royal Icing Templates
- Large Octopus Royal Icing Transfer
- Extra Large Royal Icing Transfer
- 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
- Wax Paper
Once you print the templates, outline your octopus transfers 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 so I used them and added a black dot to each eye.
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 won’t 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
- Starfish Cookies
- Goldfish Royal Icing Transfers
- Lobster Cookies
- Jellyfish Cookies