How to Make Silly Giraffe Cookies with a Video
I’m a sucker for animals! I think people who know me would say that’s an understatement because every vacation we take we look for the local zoo and visit all the bakeries we can find. Whenever you see a live giraffe and find giraffe cookies it has all the makings of a great vacation!
I have a few giraffe cookie cutters, but sometimes it’s 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 the jellyfish and a topsy turvy cake cookie cutter because all I could see was cute giraffes. Take a look at your cutters and see what you have that will make a good giraffe because I bet you have a few that will work.
Supplies for Giraffe Cookies:
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Sugar Cookie Recipe
Royal Icing Recipe
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
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
How to Mae Silly Giraffe Cookies Video:
For some reason, I’m obsessed with animals and I don’t think the obsession will go away any time soon because s I get older my obsession seems to grow. It’s kind of like me being obsessed with a leaf and heart cutter that I’ve used on the koala bears and sheep cookies.
- Begin by baking some jellyfish cookies and let them cool completely before you decorate them.
- Turn the jellyfish cookie upside down and look at it for a minute so you’ll be able to see a giraffe cookie. Can you see it?
- Outline the giraffe face with the yellow royal icing and then, add the ossicones with the brown royal icing.
- Flood the giraffe face with the yellow royal icing and let it dry because you don’t want to damage the icing by rushing the process.
- Place the stencil in the Stencil Genie and use a piece of paper to cover the ossicones from the airbrush color because we want those to look nice and clean. Spray over the stencil with the warm brown airbrush color so your cookie will look like a cute giraffe.
- Carefully remove the Stencil Genie by lifting it straight up because you don’t want to smear the wet airbrush color.
- Spray the edges of the giraffe cookies with the warm brown color.
- It’s alright if you get it on the nose area because you’ll cover that with royal icing and no one will be the wiser.
- Outline and flood the nose with the yellow royal icing.
- Wait for the icing to dry a little and then airbrush one side with warm brown airbrush color.
- Add the nostrils with the brown icing and glue on the candy eyes with a small amount of royal icing.
- Let it dry completely.
- Bake your topsy turvy cake cookies and let them cool completely before you begin to decorate them.
- Add the ossicones with the brown icing and outline and flood the face with the yellow royal icing.
- Let it dry for a few hours.
- Place the giraffe stencil over the cookies and cover the ossicones with a piece of paper so we don’t mess them up.
- Airbrush the face with the warm brown airbrush color and then, airbrush all the edges.
- Outline and fill the nose with the yellow royal icing and let it dry for a few hours.
- Glue the candy eyes with a drop of royal icing and then add the nostrils.
- Let them dry completely.
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 to 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 you’re not on vacation!
Oh my gheee! Lisa the brought the biggest smile to my face today!! I totally LOVE them!! Lol. I’m always suggesting the local zoos too when go on vacation. I used to always get out voted but have been promised that on our next vacay, we’ll hit the zoo. Let’s just hope our next trip isn’t a cruise ??????? ??
I hope you get to go to the zoo and see all the sweet creatures! Maybe you can promise your family some fun animal cookies if they keep their promise! LOL
Let me know if you get to go. 😉
Lisa, You have an amazing imagination! I would never think to use a three-tier cake cutter for a giraffe …. awesome! These cookies are adorable and enjoyed your video as well! Joan