Bat Cookies with Stenciled Wings
I have a little story to tell you about these bat cookies with stenciled wings. I never in a million years would have thought to make them until I found the inspiration at Cookie Con 2015. Meaghan from Annabella’s Sweets walked by me at Cookie Con carrying a bag that was covered with the cutest blue polka dots.
My mind immediately started going crazy thinking of different ways I could turn those adorable polka dots into cookies. I’ve got it! Bat Cookies! I told Meaghan that her bag inspired me to make some bat cookies with polka dot wings. She gave me a little grin (she is adorable) and her business card and I told her about my plan.
When I got home I baked some bat cookies with the intention of making them all have polka dot wings. Then, I opened my box of stencils from The Cookie Countess and I saw a spider web, bubble circles, stars, buffalo plaid, harlequin, and the capricious stencil. How in the world could all of my bat cookies have only one pattern? So I made a bunch of cookies with different patterns and I love the way they turned out!
Bat Cookies with Stenciled Wings:
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- Bat Cookie Cutter-any bat will work
- Buffalo Plaid Stencil
- Bubble Circles Stencil
- Spider Web Stencil
- Star Stencils
- Harlequin Stencil
- Capricious Stencil
- Chocolate Covered Sunflower Seeds
- Decorating bags
- #2 Decorating tips
- Edible food marker-Optional
- Stencil Genie-optional
- 4mm Black Sugar Pearls for the noses or you can use whatever you have on hand.
- Airbrush system-here or here
Royal Icing Colors:
- 15 Second Icing in the following colors:
I know the supply list seems long, but I bet you already have most of the items on the list. I just wanted to list everything for new cookie decorators and anyone looking to join this amazing cookie journey with us.
If you haven’t bought stencils to use on your cookies you really need to visit Hillary at The Cookie Countess. She has a huge selection of any kind of pattern you can think of. Not only that, but she is one of the sweetest people I have ever met. She helps make cookies decorating beautiful and oh so easy!
Bat Cookies with Stenciled Wings Video:
I know you all know that I am a visual person so I like to make videos for you. One section of my video was super blurry so you won’t see me outline the bat’s body or add the candy eyes and chocolate sunflower fangs. That is okay because I took lots of pictures for you. Keep reading and you will get all the info you need! 😉
- Begin by outlining the bat body with an edible food marker.
Time to Flood the Wings!
- Next, outline and flood the bat wings and let them dry for a few hours.
- Then, place the stencil of your choice into the stencil genie or you can use magnets to hold the stencil in place.
- Next, spray the wings with the airbrush gun. If you want to know how to airbrush using stencils, here is a tutorial for you.
- After the pattern is on the bat cookies, outline the edge of the wings with the airbrush color you used to stencil the pattern.
- Isn’t he looking cute?
- Hey, look! He has friends!
Let’s Finish These Cute Little Guys!
Now you are ready to make the bat’s body.
- Outline the ears and the body with the black icing.
- Flood the ears with the black icing.
- While the black icing on the ears is wet, add a teardrop shape with the same color you used for the wings.
- Next, flood the body with the black icing.
- Add the candy eyes to your cute little bats with stenciled wings.
- Now here is where I decided to do something a little different. While I was making the bat faces I found some cute chocolate-covered sunflowers seeds that look more like ovals than teardrops. So, I added some to look like fangs and I used some as cute little button noses.
The fanged bat cookies with the stenciled wings needed a nose so I added a 4mm black sugar pearl. Everyone knows a bat needs a nose. Right?
This just goes to show you can find inspiration anywhere! Thank you Meghan for walking by me at Cookie Con carrying that adorable polka dot bag! Look what you inspired me to make! SMOOCH!
More Bat Cookies:
- Bat Cookies for Halloween or as I like to call them Bat Girls
- Fun Bat Cookies on a Stick
- Bat and Moon Cookies
I especially love the polka dot wings, but I am a bit obsessed with polka dots. The other patterns really fun too.
You are so creative! I love how they turned out, and thank you for the step-by-step instructions.
These are soooo adorable! As always you nailed it!
If you are able to see a polka dot bag and think of bats with polka dot wings, you are a GENIUS. And, you probably have a zillion little scraps of paper lying around with “ideas” doodled on them. (unless you are also very neat and they are contained in your “cookie journal”) 🙂
Lisa, What a cute idea! I just love the various stencils and colors. Great video too!
Of course I find this AFTER I make my bats. Lol. I loved meeting you at CookieCon. I only wish I would have brought my book to have you sign it! (I am the one from Indiana.). Have a great week!!