Fun Dinosaur Cookies with a How to Video
Do funny things happen to you sometimes? I don’t mean funny like you open a can of corn and those silly fabric snakes on springs jump out at you and scare you half to death. I mean funny like opening a box of cookie cutters from Whisked Away Cutter and looking at the Bunny Ear Cookie Cutter laying on top and instead of seeing the the bunny ear cookie cutter you ordered you see a dinosaur face? It happened to me the other day. I ordered bunny ear cookie cutters and when I saw the cutter in the box all I could think about was making fun dinosaur cookies. Look at his face. Do you see the floppy ear shape?
No? Hold on a second.
Now do you see the floppy bunny ear?
Now do you see how the bunny ear cookie cutter can look like fun dinosaur cookies? Isn’t that funny? I love when things like that happen because it shows just how you can get creative with your cookie cutters. Now lets find out how to make this cute little guy.
Supplies for Fun Dinosaur Cookies:
Bunny Ear Cookie Cutter from Whisked Away Cutters
If you wan to make the dinosaur feet follow Callye’s Dinosaur Foot Cookie tutorial. There are two small differences in mine and hers. I used her flip flop cookie cutter from The Sweet Sugarbelle Shape Shifters Set and I made the toe nails with thicker icing so they would have a little texture. My poor dinos don’t have time for pedicures.
Royal Icing-AmeriColor Food Gel Colors in a Piping Bag Fitted with #2 tips:
Electric Green with a drop of ivory and a touch of leaf Green
A drop of White Icing, like only one dot for the eye. Confused? I’ll show what I mean in a second.
AmeriMist Airbrush Colors
Lucks White Blanco Airbrush Color
AmeriMist Avocado Color
Food Safe Marker
Paper and Scissors to make yourself a template
- Begin by making a batch of sugar cookie dough and cut your shapes and bake. Let the cookies cool before you begin decorating them.
- Make a batch of royal icing and mix your colors and place them in the decorating bags or bottles.
- I work best with a template on cookies like this. All you have to do is carefully trace the cutter and decide where you want the mouth and the eye and draw it. If you look at my template and the picture below you will notice my template is wrong. I wanted to make a cute little smile line but as I decorated the dinosaurs it didn’t look right to me. I didn’t make a new template because no one wants to do that so I just traced the one I had a little differently. You can watch the How to Make Fun Dinosaur Cookies at the bottom of this tutorial to see what I mean.
- Once you have your template, trace it onto the fun dinosaur cookies with a food safe marker.
- Use a paintbrush to fill in the back of the mouth with the black royal icing.
- Use the red royal icing to make a tongue.
- Outline the cookie with the green royal icing and let it dry for about 10 minutes.
- Next, flood the fun dinosaur cookies with the green royal icing.
- Try not to flood over the line between the nose and the mouth so there will some separation between them.
- Let the cookies dry completely.
- Grab your airbrush system and let’s carefully add a few shadows to this little guy.
- Begin by mixing a few drops of Lucks White Airbrush color to the Avocado Amerimist color. Just put a few drops of each into the cap of the airbrush gun, cover the end of the gun where the air comes out with your finger and gently pull the trigger. The air will flow back into the airbrush gun into the cup and it will mix the color for you. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!
- Now don’t go crazy airbrushing the entire dinosaur. I wanted the back of the head, the base of the neck and around the bottom edge of the mouth airbrushed. If you airbrush the entire edge of the cookie, it won’t look like the shading we’re trying to achieve.
- Also remember a little airbrush color goes a long way. You only need a drop or two.
- Again, if you have questions, watch the video below.
- Place the template back onto the dry cookie and add the eye with the black royal icing.
- Remove the template and give him a little dot for the nose.
- See the dot on his eye? All you have to do is pipe one small dot onto a turkey lacer and then place it on the wet black icing to add a highlight.
- Let the Fun Dinosaur Cookies dry completely.
How to Make Fun Dinosaur Cookies Video:
This video should answer how to trace the pattern, airbrush and how to get the tiny dot into your dinosaurs eye. Enjoy!
I hope you get a box of cutters in the mail and when you open the box, you see something totally unexpected! NO! Not those crazy fabric snakes! A fun different shape in the cookie cutter. Who knows what you might see!