Do you Want to Make a Happy Brain Cookie
Do you Want to Make a Happy Brain Cookie with me? I know I made This Is MY BRAIN and You Can’t Have it, Bouncer cookies not very long ago, but I was surfing the internet for a few cutters and I found this adorable Kawaii Brain Cookie Cutter at The Sweet Design Shoppe. Once I saw how cute it was I had to have it. There are some pretty amazing cookie cutters in that shop so I bought a few. I bet you’ll find cutters you like if you take a look, but for now, let’s decorate a happy brain cookie.
Supply List for a Happy Brain Cookie:
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Sugar Cookie Recipe
Royal Icing Recipe
Half Batch of Fondant Recipe– You can make your own fondant or you can buy a small package of pre-colored black fondant because you don’t need very much. You may not want to make a full or half a batch but if you do here’s the recipe for a Small Marshmallow Fondant Recipe.
Kawaii Brain Cookie Cutter
Royal Icing Colors:
(These gel colors are The Countess Gel Colors)
Countess Pink Gel– You’ll need 15-Second icing to outline and flood the cookies and another piping bag with thick icing to make the brain design.
Positively Purple– 15-Second icing for the tumor. You don’t have to make the tumor on the cookie, but I think it’s a good brain flower.
Royal Icing Transfer Patterns:
(You should make these about a week before you make the brain cookies so they’ll be nice and dry.)
Medium Candy Decoration Glasses
Medium Royal Icing Eye Template
Tipless Decorating Bags:
Fan-I learned from Sweet Sugarbelle to dry my cookies in front of a fan so they dry a little quicker and they’ll dry with a shine. Thanks, Callye!
Roxy & Rich Hybrid Sparkle Dust – Satin White
Spray Bottle for the Sparkle Dust
Cookie Turntable Swivel for Cookies and the Minimat
- Outline the brain with the 15-Second pink royal icing and let it dry for about ten minutes.
- Flood the cookie with the same icing and use the turkey lacer or toothpick to push the icing into place and pop the air bubbles.
- Let the cookie dry completely before you add the details.
- Use the thick pink royal icing to make the lines for the brain and I know they aren’t called lines but it seems to work for the cookies.
- Be sure to make the lines for the left side of the brain and then for the right side of the brain because they aren’t connected.
- As you can see in the picture, my brain had the purple tumor before I started making the lines. I didn’t want to decorate around them so I started piping the purple on the lines once they were piped. You can do it, either way, you’d like. I do like the way the tumor looks settled into the brain on the image above, but I chose to take the easy way.
- Now before you add the eyes put the candy glasses on first. If not, you may place the eyes in the wrong spot and you won’t be able to add the glasses and that would be sad.
- Place the glasses over the eyes.
- Spray the entire cookie with the Roxy & Rich Hybrid Sparkle Dust – Satin White and you can place it in a Spray Bottle for the Sparkle Dust and let the cookies have it!
- It’s time to work on the cute little smile because the smile is what makes them so cute.
- You can make a small batch of fondant or you can purchase some black fondant in a small package. You can find it at a craft store or a baking supply store and it’s a simple way to get little smiles on cookies like this.
- Roll out the black fondant and cut a small section for the mouth.
- Once you have the mouth paint a little water on the back and place it on the brain cookie. Use the paintbrush to push it into place.
- Let the brain cookie dry completely.
Do you Want to Make a Happy Brain Cookie Video:
I hope you’ve liked the brain cookies we’ve made and I promise this is all the brains I’ll make for a while. They were just so darn cute I had to add these to the Bouncer collection.
Y’all have fun and I’ll be back with more cookies and podcasts because I’m totally having fun decorating! See ya soon! (Get it? Glasses and eyes? See ya? Okay I thought I’d try to be a little funny.)
Very cute! Glad you are on the mend!
Love that cookie! Which size of cutter did you use for yours? I have that cutter coming and I am trying to figure out if I can use your templates for glasses and eyes without adjusting their size. So glad that everything is going well for you!
I used the Kawaii Brain – Mid Size (2-1/4″ Tall x 3-1/4″ Wide) and it worked well with the candy glasses. I love this cutter as well. I’m looking at and trying to think of something else it could be because the shape is adorable!
Have fun decorating!
Hi Lisa! My good friend’s husband just had a second tumor removed from his brain on Friday (the first was 7 years ago). I was hunting for something small and cute I could send them (in addition to the meals and everything that they are getting from friends and community). I feel like it was meant to be that I found these sweet cookies from you. That they’re a little more special designed by someone who knows what our friends are going through. I love the work you share and hope you have a full and speedy recovery!
I hope your friend is okay. I’m adding him to my prayer list. Will you let me know how he’s doing after the surgery?
Surgery went well and he’s home recovering. Unfortunately, the tumor is bigger and worse than last time. They’re calling it incurable. He’s still deciding on treatment options to keep it at bay. Thank you so much for the prayers!