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How to Decorate a Cute Chubby Bee Cookie

Posted by Anne Yorks on Saturday, May 23, 2015

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!!

Anne

 

4 comments

  • Rohini

    May 24, 2015

    I love all your videos as they cheer me up when i am down. please keep posting such lovely videos. My daughter also loves watching it curiously. She asked me to prepare one for her. can you please share the icing recipe?

  • Shanna C

    May 24, 2015

    Never would I have thought to use the daisy cutter to make a bee…you are so clever!

  • Rohini

    May 24, 2015

    I love all your videos as they cheer me up when i am down. please keep posting such lovely videos. My daughter also loves watching it curiously. She asked me to prepare one for her. can you please share the icing recipe?

  • Shanna C

    May 24, 2015

    Never would I have thought to use the daisy cutter to make a bee…you are so clever!

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