How to Make Silly Giraffe Cookies with a Video

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I’m a sucker for animals! I think people who know me would say that’s an understatement. Every vacation we take we look for the local zoo and and visit all the bakeries we can find. When ever you see a live giraffe and find giraffe cookies it has all the makings of a great vacation!

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I have a few giraffe cookie cutters, but sometimes its good to look at the cutters you already own and see if you can come up with a few silly giraffe cookies. As I looked through my boxes of cutters, I found two that made me laugh. A jellyfish and a topsy turvy cake cookie cutter. Take a look at your cutters and see what you have that will make a good giraffe.

Supplies for Giraffe Cookies:

Recipes:
Sugar Cookie Recipe
Royal Icing Recipe

Cookie Cutters:
Jellyfish Cookie Cutter
Topsy Turvey Wedding Cake Cookie Cutter

Royal Icing Colors:
Yellow Royal Icing : AmeriColor Lemon Yellow and Gold
Brown Royal Icing : AmeriColor Chocolate Brown

Tools:
Turkey Lacer
Tipless Decorating Bags
Candy Eyes-Make these a week or so in advance or you can purchase them pre-made at Wal-mart, craft stores, or a cake supply shop.
Mini Heat Gun

Airbrush Systems: I have both and love them both!
Artfully Designed Airbrush System or
Cookie Countess Airbrush System

Airbrush Supplies and Stencils:
AmeriMist Warm Brown Airbrush Color
Cookie Countess Giraffe Print Stencil
Artfully Designed Giraffe Stencil
Giraffe Print Stencil by Killer Zebra
Stencil Genie

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  1. Begin by baking some jellyfish cookies and let them cool completely before you decorate them.
  2. Turn the jellyfish cookie upside down. Do you see the giraffe more clearly now?
  3. Outline the giraffe face with the yellow royal icing.
  4. Add the ossicones with the brown icing.
  5. Flood the giraffe face with the yellow royal icing and let it dry for an hour or so. It doesn’t have to be completely dry before you begin airbrushing, but you don’t want to damage the icing by rushing the process.
  6. I’ve listed several giraffe stencils and two different airbrush systems under the supply list. You only need one of each, but I wanted to share the systems I use with you. They’re both great machines and I really like them. I also used all three giraffe stencils to give the set a little character. Again, you only need one, but I think it’s good to mix things up a little by using different stencils with the same shape.
  7. Place the stencil in the Stencil Genie and use a piece of paper to cover the ossicones from the airbrush color. Spray with the warm brown airbrush color.
  8. Carefully remove the Stencil Genie.

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  1.  Spray the edges of the giraffe cookies with the warm brown color.
  2. It’s alright if you get it on the nose area. You’ll cover that with royal icing and no one will be the wiser.
  3. Outline and flood the nose with the yellow royal icing.
  4. Wait for the icing to dry a little and then airbrush one side with warm brown airbrush color.
  5. Add the nostrils with the brown icing.
  6. Glue on the candy eyes with a small amount of royal icing. Let it dry completely.

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  1. Bake your topsy turvy cake cookies and let them cool completely.
  2. Add the ossicones with the brown icing.
  3. Use the yellow icing to outline the giraffe’s face.
  4. Flood the face with the yellow royal icing.
  5. Let it dry for a few hours.
  6. Place the giraffe stencil over the cookies and cover the ossicones with a piece of paper.

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  1. Airbrush the face with the warm brown airbrush color.
  2. Airbrush all around the edge.
  3. Outline and fill the nose with the yellow royal icing. Let it dry for a few hours.
  4. Glue the candy eyes with a drop of icing and add the nostrils. Let it dry completely.

How to Make Silly Giraffe Cookies with a Jellyfish Cookie Cutter:

For some reason I’m obsessed with animals and always have been, As I get older my obsession seems to grow like being obsessed with this leaf and heart cutter. I’ve use them on a set of koala bears and sheep cookies. It’s a fun way to add a little color without having to do a lot of decorating.

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Adding some circle and square cookies that are decorated with a giraffe pattern is a great way to add  a little fun without a ton of work. It’s a great way fill the platter without spending all day mixing icing colors.

If you’d like to see how to make the giraffe with the cake cookie cutter, head over to my Instagram page to see the video. It’s basically the same thing as the jellyfish giraffes with a little topsy turvy thrown in to make it fun! After you make them, go visit a zoo and then eat some giraffe cookies! A perfect day even if your not on vacation!

Bear hugs,

Lisa