Sweet Sugar Belles Bus Cutter-Truck Shaded with Food Gel Pens
Did you know that Sweet Sugar Belle is designing cookie cutters? Well, she is and I couldn’t be more excited for her. And us! Doesn’t it make sense for cookie decorators to make cookie cutters? When I saw Sweet Sugar Belles bus cutter, I not only saw a bus, I saw an old-timey truck with pumpkins in the back. I thought it would be the perfect cookie to kick off fall. I couldn’t wait to get started.
Seriously, who knows what cookie decorators want better than someone who actually decorates cookies for a living? Callye is so talented and has the amazing ability to see multiple designs in a single cutter so I knew her designs would be inspirational for us all.
Supplies for Sweet Sugar Belles Bus Cutter-Truck Shaded with Food Gel Pens:
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15 Second Icing in these colors:
I trimmed off the top of the cutter before I baked it. I just moved the bus cutter down and took a little off the top to make it a better size for the truck. You don’t have to do this step but, I liked the way it turned out.
Begin with the light blue icing and outline and flood the side mirrors and the back window.
Then, with the red icing, outline the body of the truck.
Next, outline the fenders, around the window and tailgate.
This next part is a bit different than anything I have ever done before. I piped a little red icing on the back of the truck and spread it around with a paintbrush. When it dried, it was a little dull so I painted on a thin (very thin) coat of corn syrup. It dried smooth and wasn’t tacky like I was afraid it would. I think it added a nice shine.
I wanted the back of the truck to be flat so the fenders, tailgate and pumpkins would stand out and not be flat on the cookie.
Then, outline and flood the fenders with red icing and let them dry for about 20 minutes. While you are waiting on them to dry, outline and flood the tires with the black icing and the two large pumpkins with the orange icing.
Flood the tailgate and let it dry for about 20 minutes. Next, outline and flood the bumper with the gray icing.
Then, flood the remaining pumpkin with the orange icing and add a brown stem to each one. Let the cookie dry overnight so it will be ready for the shading.
This shading technique is simple and affordable. You don’t have to have an airbrush gun to shade cookies. All you need is a brown food gel pen.
Use the brown pen to mark the finder. Then, with a damp paintbrush, spread the gel into the area you want shaded. It is so simple and I think you will be amazed by the effect it will add. Repeat it on each section of the truck by following the pictures.
I love this cutter and this new shading effect.
Okay, I wanted to make my old Ford truck to be red but, now that I made a few, I think I like the blue one best.
I can’t wait to see what other cookie cutters Sweet Sugar Belle makes. I know they will be fun and I can’t wait to get my hands on them.