I love chubby bees! They are the cutest.
But I couldn't find the perfect cutter to make one. So, I decided the chunky daisy cutter would be the perfect shape (available here in the shop)!
When working with a new design, I like to start with a sketch.
The video of the decorating shows the order I outline and flood each icing area. I do let neighboring sections dry for at least an hour. This video is a time-lapse and does not show the drying time.
I use royal icing to decorate my cookies. Most often I use both pipe and flood consistencies (as described in this royal icing video tutorial). But for the bee head, I used a 20-second icing. It's thicker than a flood consistency and thinner than the pipe. So it has some flow to it, but will still hold it's shape. It's great for creating small icing areas and helps to avoid cracks and craters in those spaces.
This isn't the first time I've made bee cookies. Look at this happy guy!
I made him last year using the princess cutter (upside down).
Both of these bee designs would go great with the beehive cookie cutter available online here!
Or the new honeycomb stencil!
That's all for the bee cookies, but we do have a video of the ladybug and flower coming soon too! Stay tuned!!