How to Make a Cute Little Santa with an Ice Cream Cookie Cutter
I have one word for you…SANTA!!! Yes, I’ve been watching Elf and I love screaming “SANTA” all through this magical holiday season. I also love taking cookie cutters and flipping them into something totally different than what they were designed for originally. When you look at the picture of Santa below what cookie-cutter do you think I used to make him? As you can tell by the title I made a Santa with an ice cream cookie cutter.
I had a blast making him and he’s fun and simple so let’s do this!
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- Ice Cream Cone Cookie Cutter by Sweet Sugarbelle in her Sweet Sugarbelle Cookie Cutter Shape Shifter Kit Bundle. If you don’t have this cutter or don’t want to buy the entire set of cookies (I have the set and love it!) I found a few individual cutters you can get. Here are some from KalidaCuts Ice Cream Cone 2 Cookie Cutter, Killer Zebra Ice Cream Cone Cutter, SemiSweet Ice Cream Cone Cookie Cutter, or look at your favorite cookie cutter store and see if they have an ice cream cone cutter you can use. I’m sure you’ll find one.
Royal Icing Colors:
- Turkey Lacer
- Tipless Piping Bags
- Piping tips if you want to use them. My favorites are PME #1.5 and PME #2 just in case you were curious.
- Food-Safe Marker
- Paintbrush (just in case you overspray your food gel colors. You’ll see what I’m talking about in the video.
- Hybrid Sparkle Pump – Super Pearl
How to Make a Cute Little Santa with an Ice Cream Cookie Cutter Video:
Enjoy the video!
- Begin by drawing the brim of Santa’s hat.
- Next, draw a square for his face.
- Then, draw the hat with the ball on top.
- Outline and flood the hat with the red royal icing.
- I forgot to take a picture of me flooding Santa’s face, but you can see how in the video. Just outline and flood the square.
- Let it dry for about 15 minutes.
- Airbrush the face with the warm brown airbrush color.
- OOPS! If you spray your airbrush color in the wrong place or add too much you can fix it.
- Grab a food-safe paintbrush and add a little water. Use a paper towel to remove most of the water and then paint across the over-sprayed part. This will remove a lot of the airbrush color and give the cookie a painted look.
So the moral of the story is to grab your airbrush gun and use it! You can erase your mistakes so stop being scared. Use that airbrush machine! You are going to love it!
- Airbrush the hat with the Red Royal Velvet airbrush color.
Let’s add his cute little face:
- Add the white to the beard and his hat.
- Let it dry for at least 10 minutes before you add the mustache.
- Add the mustache.
Make the hat fuzzy:
- Now for the fun part. Pipe a crazy line on the ball and brim of the hat. Have fun and pipe a wiggly line so it will look like fur. (I could do this part all day long!)
Santa “nose” everything!
- Use the flesh-colored icing and pipe a circle for the nose.
- Add a white line to the top of his nose.
Sparkle in his eyes:
- Add two small black dots for the eyes and then add tiny white dots to make them sparkle.
Guess what? You’re all done! How does it feel knowing you can use an ice cream cookie cutter to make SANTA? From the famous words of Buddy the Elf, “You did it! Congratulations. World’s best
cup of coffee Santa Cookie!
Hold on to your piping bags because I’ll be back soon with mire Christmas cookies!