How to Make Incredibly Gllamarous Sugar Cookies
Happy New Year! I know I’m a little late, but it’s never too late to say Happy New Year to all the amazing people in the world. You can totally say happy anything with these incredibly gllamarous sugar cookies! Do you get the g-llama-rous part of the incredibly glamorous cookies? I was at Cracker Barrel the other day and saw a coffee cup that had a cute llama wearing sunglasses with the word “G-llama-rous” at the top of the cup. It was really cute and totally inspired these llama cookies. My llama doesn’t look like the llama on the cup and I didn’t add sunglasses or make the llama the same color but keep in mind, it’s your llama and you can decorate it any way you want.
If you’ll notice in the image above some of the llamas have a gray muzzle and some don’t because we need to make them look a little different. It’s easy to add a gray circle on the face and then add the nose and mouth so your llamas have a little personality. There are also some different shaped llamas in the photo that were made with Sweet Sugarbelle’s llama cookie cutter. Her shape-shifter cutter is easy to shift so you’ll see it in the near future because I’ve got a few ideas for it. They’re decorated the same as the llamas in this tutorial so grab a cutter and have some gllamarous fun.
Oh yeah, I have more plans for Sugarbelle’s llama cutter coming soon because it’s an amazing cutter you can shift easily.
Supply List for How to Make Incredibly Gllamarous Sugar Cookies:
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Llama Cookie Cutter from Truly Mad Plastics
Sugarbelle’s Llama Cookie Cutter from American Crafts Animal Shape Shifter Set
Sugar Cookie Recipe
Royal Icing Recipe
Royal Icing Colors:
Bright White– Outline and flood consistency
Countess Pink- Outline and flood consistency
Super Black-15-Second Icing Consistency
Succulent Green- Thick royal icing
Tipless Decorating Bag- You can get them at Truly Mad Plastics, The Flour Box, or at The Cookie Countess. There are many more places that have them, but these are the ones I’ve tried and like.
Rainbow Dust Jet Black Food Pen
How to Make Incredibly Gllamarous Sugar Cookies
Here’s a video for ya and I hope you enjoy it!
- Normally I use 15-second royal icing consistency to make most of my cookies, but I used the outline and flood consistency for these llama cookies. The outline icing is thicker and works well to hold the thinner flood icing in place. You can use whatever consistency you like because we all know royal icing works differently depending on humidity.
- Begin by using the white outline consistency to outline the llama cookie.
- Next, make the inside of the ears pink. Now you can do the inside of the ears in a few different ways depending on how you want it to look. If you want the inside of the ears to be flat like your llama head, flood the head first and then add the pink for the inside of the ears. If you want the ears to have more of a separated look, pipe the pink ears first and let them dry for a while before you flood your llama with the white flood icing. You can see the difference in the image below. Both ways are cute so decide how you want your gllamarous llama to look and go for it!
- Use the white flood royal icing to fill the llama and pop the air bubbles with a turkey lacer, toothpick, or scribe tool.
- Let the royal icing dry completely.
- Once the royal icing has completely dried, make a thin black wavy line around the pink on each ear. You can use almost any black edible food-safe pen and for these little llamas, I used the Rainbow Dust Jet Balck Food Pen.
- Next, pipe the greenery at the top of the head. Begin by piping one single line below the base of each ear and then add the little branches. Add as many as you want to make it nice and full looking.
- While the greenery is wet add some pink dots.
- Then, pipe the nose and eyes with the black royal icing.
- The nose is simple because all you have to do is pipe two black dots and pull the icing down to a point to make a heart. So g-llama-rousely easy!
- While the black icing is wet, add a small dot of white icing to each eye.
- Pipe pink dots for the cheeks.
- Use the food-safe pen and add a squiggly line for the mouth.
- Pipe the llama garland or as I like to call it a necklace with the black royal icing.
- Add the black and pink dots to the necklace because a pretty necklace will make our llamas really glamorous.
- Use the outline-consistency of the pink icing to add swirls to the flowers on the headband.
- Pipe a white dot on each one of the cheeks.
- You’re done! Let the cookie dry completely.
I hope you all had a great New Year celebration and I can’t wait to decorate and play with royal icing with y’all this year because you’re amazing. Be sure to tag me and show me your incredibly g-llama-rous sugar cookies because I love seeing your creations!
These are so cute! And I can just picture the ears and greenery on a bunny at Easter. The addition of that wavy line around the ears is amazing–I am going to have to remember that!
Thanks Lisa! They are really adorable. Love all your tutorials!