How to Make Adorable Brown Bear Black Bear and Polar Bear Sugar Cookies
Do you like adorable brown bear black bear and polar bear sugar cookies? They are some of my favorite and this cookie cutter from Truly Mad Plastics makes beautiful little bear cookies.
And guess what? If you watch the video, you will see how I fixed a major mistake when I was airbrushing and adding some cute red cheeks. Also, I dropped one of the cookies on the platter as I was moving them from the baking sheet to my decorating platter and I broke one of the legs completely off. Don’t fret because I used a sharp knife to trim off the bottom part of the cookie. I kind of like the one with the scarf and no legs. What do you think?
Let’s get started.
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Royal Icing Colors:
- White- AmeriColor Bright White
- Black- AmeriColor Super Black
- Tulip Red- AmeriColor
- Tan- AmeriColor Ivory for the brown bear’s ears and nose.
- Totally Brown Edible Airbrush Color from The Cookie Countess
- Gray Matters Edible Airbrush Color from The Cookie Countess
- Royal Red Velvet from The Cookie Countess (or whatever color you want to make the scarf on the bears.)
- Piping Bags- 10″Microns” from The Cookie Countess
- Don’t laugh but I’m totally “Old School” when it comes to piping details on my cookies. I think it’s because that is the way I learned how to decorate so I’m going to keep doing what works, and for me, that means I use PME Piping Tips. I love, love, love PME #1.5 and PME #2. Use tips or don’t use tips. Do what works best for you my sweet cookie friends.
- Honeysuckle Petal Dust by CK Products
- Turkey Lacer
- Paintbrush for adding the fur look (this is optional)
How to Make Adorable Brown Bear Black Bear and Polar Bear Sugar Cookies Video:
Enjoy the video!
- Begin by baking the sugar cookie bears and let them cool off completely before you add the royal icing.
- Add a little icing to the ears and use a paintbrush to smash it around. You want it to look like fur in the ears. I know that sounds nasty, but it tastes amazing! Trust me! Again the color should be the same or match the color of your bears.
- Outline the bear.
- Flood the cookie and be careful not to fill the inside of the ears.
Time for a scarf to help them stay warm!
- If you notice his ears they may look gray and that’s because they are. I wanted to mix and change things up and I like how the gray turned out. If you’re wondering if I made gray royal icing I didn’t. I used a little food-gel color and painted it. Simple and fun!
- Next, pipe the scarf on your cute little bear. I chose red royal icing but you can use any color you want.
- Let the red dry for a few minutes before you add the “knit look.”
- While you are letting the scarf dry a little you can add the nose, mouth, and eyes with the black royal icing.
- Add a white line to the nose and a dot in each eye. A turkey lacer or toothpick is very helpful when adding the dots.
- Pipe the little heart shapes on the scarf. I usually go from left to right for the first row and then right to left for the second row, It makes the scarf look more natural.
- If you want to add cheeks you can use a soft pink royal icing or you can use Honeysuckle Petal Dust by CK Products. I used both on these little guys because adorable brown bear black bear and polar bear sugar cookies need to look a little different and each looks adorable.
- If you use the Edible Petal Dust you can add it ever so slightly with a dry brush.
- Guess what? You’re all done! I had so much fun making these bear cookies. I did want to point out that cookie looking at you. His name is Cuddles. He got injured as I was transferring him from the baking tray to the decorating platter. You might say he’s talented because he knows how to break a leg. Get it? Actors say, “Break a leg!” to encourage each other and show some support. Well, Cuddles broke a leg, had surgery (performed by me and a sharp kitchen knife), and he’s in the center of the platter. This guy is talented.
If you don’t like fuzzy wuzzy bears you don’t have to add the fur, but if you do like it, watch the video and it will show you how to add it step by step. I’ll even show you a trick for removing the extra icing from his nose and eyes in case you get a little messy like I do.
Have fun baking and I’ll be back soon!
These are really cute! Where can I get this cutter?
There’s also a video of “adorable bears” on IG today. They are tall and thin. I need the cutter for that one too!
You didn’t mention drying times in your description. How long did you wait after flooding to do detail on the body and the scarf? How do you get your black so black (and not to bleed onto that white!)?
Also, how do you decide when to use a metal tip and when to not?
I know….lots of questions but I’m very new and trying to learn. Thank you for your time.
Allison in FL
I got this cutter from Truly Mad Plastics and here is the link:
I used a few cookie cutters on hand to make that tall skinny bear you saw on IG. It’s simple to make and you can find the post here: https://thebearfootbaker.com/2020/01/adorable-polar-bear/