Puppy Love - a quick look video

Posted by Anne Yorks on Saturday, January 24, 2015

When my oldest daughter was 3, she got the cutest Henley shirt with Dachshunds wearing sweaters and scarfs. It's so silly and fun and was her favorite shirt that winter. Now, it's now been handed down to my youngest daughter, who also loves to wear it. She was wearing it the other day when I was brainstorming new cookie ideas. I had a big list and I just kept coming back to the Doxies :) And I'm so glad I did...these guys were a lot of fun to decorate!

You can take a quick look at how I decorated these dogs (start to finish) on the timelapse video. The video is sped up...so it's only 1:20 long, but in real time it took me about 6 minutes total of decorating time for each dachshund. (the video also does not show the drying time. I allow 1-2 hours of drying before flooding neighboring colors, especially when dark and light colors are next to each other. This reduces the chance of color bleeding) Happy Watching!

To create these cookies, I used this cookie cutter and it is available in the Flour Box online shop here.


To create the small lines and dots in wet-on-wet pattern the sweaters, I used these 2oz bottles with couplers with a #1 tip. I like these bottles because I can change the tips to fill large icing areas (using a larger tip) or accent small areas and details (using the smaller tips). These bottles are sold in pairs and are available here in the shop.


That marbling technique on the blue sweater is so easy to do with the scribe tool. A toothpick would do the same thing if you don't have a scribe. I like the scribe because of the thinner point and longer handle. It's in the shop here.


We have been getting a lot of requests for more videos and tutorials and we are working on it! We will be slowing down these videos and offering a step-by-step explanation of the decorating process. Once they are available, we'll put them online in the tutorial shop. 

Thanks again for watching and happy decorating!