Summer is almost over and I can’t believe how “Time Flies!” Seriously! It is AUGUST! Summer Camp was amazing but, my kitchen missed me and I missed it!! I have so many ideas “flying” around in my head and I am so energized about baking that I am going CRAZY MAD with excitement!! Now, I am not “Tom Cruze jump on Oprah’s couch Crazy Mad” but, I can’t wait to get back in the kitchen and turn all that sugar, butter and flour into fun delicious things! Time does fly and fly cookies can be sorta cute if you don’t realize one of your worst nightmares about eating a fly is about to come true!
Can you guess what cutter I used to make them? I know you can see it! A cute little ladybug became a pretty cool fly!I plan on making these for my Halloween dessert table and may even add some cake pop sticks next time. You all are way more creative than I am and I know you will come up with something awesome! I know someone somewhere will make these for a “Bug Birthday Party” for a budding Entomologist. They are super easy and time will “fly” because you are only using 3 colors.
Black Outline Icing
White Flood Icing
Red Outline Icing
I used an Edible Marker to outline the design
First things first, you need a pattern. I cut an exclamation point out of paper. I used an edible food marker to trace it as the eyes and wings.Can you see the exclamation point now that it is upside down? Super EASY!!!
Then, add the head, legs and, body.
Next, outline and flood the head and body with your black icing. Let this dry for several hours so when you add the white, it won’t bleed.
Next, flood the wings with the white. While it is wet, add the black vein. To help prevent bleeding, I placed the cookie in front of a fan like Sweet Sugar Belle says in this post. I set all the flies but one in front of the fan and it was the only one that bled. Amazing! It totally workes!! And it will give your cookies a nice shine when they are dry.
Next, with your red icing, add the eyes. I accidentally let the red and white touch in this photo but, there is less chance of bleeding if they don’t touch. You can do this by following the o black outlines closer than I did.
With the black icing, make the lines in the eyes. You can let the red dry a little or do the wet on wet technique. Your choice!
See! Wouldn’t these be cute for a bug theme birthday party? Or on the dessert table at a Halloween party? I might even make them for our Labor Day Cookout. They will be super cute on a picnic table with these ants! These bugs won’t “bug” me like the reay ones do! LOL
Summer is fling by so go do something summery before it is too late!!
Lisa, as always, your cookies are ingenious!! I esp. love bugs, so this cookies appeals to me!
Thanks Kaholly! I like bugs too! I always caught them when I was a kid. I always had a butterfly net and a bug box with me! LOL Did I mention I was a tomboy? LOL
Super Fly Guy would love these!!
LOL! You are hilarious!!!!
You crack me up! I see this picture pop up and at first I thought it was a heart. Nope, not a heart. It’s a pesky fly! Can’t believe summer is over…and MY SON IS STARTING HIGH SCHOOL!!! I think next week I will dress black and have a period of mourning!. Can’t wait to see you back in your kitchen making amazing creations!
High School?? No way!! You are way to young for that!! There is no way in this world you have a kid inn high school!! Go make a memory with him before school starts!! LOL
You are so sweet but, oh, I plenty old enough, I turn 39 this year. I took him Jetskiing for a fun memory. We had a blast. Have a wonderful weekend with your bugs!
I wish I could have gone Jetskiing with you!! That is so much fun!!!! I bet he loved it! Have a great weekend!!!
These are super funny gross flies and yet somehow, cute! I love quirky cookies 🙂
LOL!!! They are gross nasty flies but this kind tastes good!! LOL
Yes, finally some flies I don’t mind hanging around my kitchen!! 😉
Love these! I’d love to take a bite out of these guys instead of them always taking a bite out of me 🙂
THEY HURT!! One bit me last night while I was feeding the horses and it really did hurt! Dang flies!! LOL
Lisa, these are the cutest fly cookies ever! Who would have thought to turn a lady into a fly! So glad I don’t have to find a fly swatter for these!! 🙂
LOL! I did want to smack them a few times while I was decorating them! Old habits die hard!!!
Those are so freaking awesome! love the red eyes
Thanks Karen! LOL I am glad you like them!! It is by far the weirdest cookies I have made!! LOL
Hi Lisa, Thanks these are too cute. Have a good week, Warm regards, Jennie
creepy yet adorable at the same time. that’s the kind of stuff kids love!!
Hehehe! Only you could make a fly cute!!!