How to Use a Flower Cutter to Make a Gingerbread Man
Looking at these cute little gingerbread men would you ever guess they were made with a flower cookie cutter? Well, you can make a gingerbread man cookie with a flower cookie cutter. This is the flower cutter from the Sugarbelle’s Stackers Cookie Cutter Set and it’s a good set. I have plans for every cookie cutter in the box. I’ll share them with you as I make them and hopefully you can share your decorated cookies with me. I’d love to see them.
For now, let’s focus on these cute little gingerbread guys. Oh, the snowman is made from a cutter from that set as well. I love Callye’s cutters!
What do you need to make a gingerbread man cookie? Well, you should be able to find everything in the supply list below.
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- Sugar Cookie Recipe
- Royal Icing Recipe
- Flower Cookie Cutter- A lot of flower cookie cutters will work to make these guys. Look for one that has five petals which will be one head, two arms, and two legs. I used the flower from the Sugarbelle’s Stackers Cookie Cutter Set for these little guys. I think it’s a cute flower.
Royal Icing Colors:
- Gingerbread Color- Outline and Flood Consistency or a 15- Second Consistency
I mixed a little Ameriolor Tulip Red, Americolor Ivory, and Americolor Chocolate Brown. Start with a small amount of each and mix until you get a color you like.
- Red– Outline and flood consistency or a 15- Second Consistency.
- Black– Outline Consistency
- White– Outline Consistency
Gingerbread Man Video:
Enjoy the video!
Let’s make a gingerbread man cookie:
- As I mentioned before almost any flower cutter with five petals will work for this cookie. I love Callye’s cutters because her shapes are fun, whimsical, and totally transformable. Her shapes are begging to shift into many different cookies.
Outline and Flood:
- I know a lot of people use 15- Second Royal Icing Consistency and I personally love using that consistency, but for some reason (I’m not quite sure what that reason is) I’m making outline and flood consistency right now. The good thing is you can make whatever you want. If you want one consistency of royal icing then go for it. If you want an outline and a flood consistency, go for it. It’s up to you. I decided to use two for these little guys.
- Once you have your gingerbread colored icing then outline and flood the flower cookie.
- Let it dry for about thirty minutes.
- Next, airbrush the edges of the cookie with brown airbrush color. I love this part!
- I used The Cookie Countess Totally Brown and I like the way it turned out.
- Airbrush the edges of your gingerbread man.
Let’s add some details:
- Next, pipe the outline of the scarf.
- Flood the scarf and let it dry for about twenty minutes. If you watch the video you’ll see I painted the scarf with tulip red food gel color. As I painted it I had the bright idea to add a little texture so I piped lines and “v’s” and I liked the way it turned out.
- Adding the food gel color first made the base darker so the texture really stood out better. I probably won’t do this technique every time I want to add texture, but I will add it sometimes because I like the look.
- Pipe black dots for the eyes and buttons and red dots for the cheeks.
- Add some white wavy lines on the arms and legs.
- Add a few white dots to the eyes, cheeks, and buttons and you’re done.
This little snowman shape is in the Sugarbelle’s Stackers Cookie Cutter Set and it makes a cute little sidekick for the gingerbread man. If you take a minute to check out the set I bet your head will spin with the possibilities of cookies. Every time I look at them I see something different. Do you?
What can you make with this flower cutter? Leave us a comment because we would love to know!