Wild About You Cookie Set

A fiercely fun set of cookies perfect for a wild party or Valentine’s Day.

Giraffe Print, Zebra Print, & Cheetah Print Cookies
Giraffe Print, Zebra Print, & Cheetah Print Cookies

Pinks, reds, white, glitter, roses… It’s time to think outside the box for Valentine’s Day this year. Getting dressed one morning I said to myself, “Self, you have a lot of cheetah print going on,” and since my brain is always logging away ideas on how to translate my life into my art…this “Wild About You” cookie set was born.

I decided on a scalloped heart cookie cutter giving it a rustic “lace trim” to tie in some traditional Valentine’s elements and jazzing it up with the heart decorated in animal prints.

This set was so much fun to make because it’s not as intricate in details and uses wet on wet technique which makes production time faster. The only part that needs to crust over or dry first is the lace boarder. It’s a super simple process.

Cutter Used:

This cutter is pretty old. I am not sure the maker, but any 3″ or bigger cutter would do the trick. Shop here for a Scalloped Heart Cookie Cutter.

Giraffe Print Scalloped Heart Cookie
Close up, Giraffe Print Scalloped Heart Cookie

Part 1 – Giraffe Print

Mixed in different levels to create the colors I wanted.

Process:

Start by creating the lace border by outlining the scalloped edges in a dark brown medium peak icing and dragging the icing inward with a paint brush. As, you can see I didn’t pull in the scalloped edges completely. I wanted a rustic, safari like visual.

Let dry 1-2 hours

Using a golden brown flood icing, outline and flood a heart shape that touches the edges of the lace created previously.

While golden brown is still wet, create organic shapes with a medium brown and allow them to sink into the golden brown. Use a scribe gently to help the spots settle and give the cookie a little jiggle.

Allow the cookie to dry 10-12 hours before it is fully set.

Watch the video now:

Process of making the giraffe print scalloped heart cookie

As you probably saw, I didn’t include the step to make the lace boarder. Oops! BUT!!! I did include it in the next video of me making the cheetah print cookie. (See video below)

Cheetah Print Scalloped Heart Cookie
Close up, Cheetah Print Scalloped Heart Cookie

Part 2 – Cheetah Print

Colors Used:

Mixed in different levels to create the colors I wanted. I achieved the tan by slowly adding small amounts (I mean like dipped a toothpick in the color and dipped it in the icing, small amounts) of Buckeye Brown until I achieved a color I was satisfied with.

Process:

Same as the giraffe print, start by creating the lace border by outlining the scalloped edges in a white medium peak icing and dragging the icing inward with a paint brush. Again, not fully pulling in the outline so it covers the cookie, let the cookie peek through.

Let dry 1-2 hours

Using a tan flood icing, outline and flood a heart shape that touches the edges of the lace created previously.

While tan icing is still wet, create organic shapes (think wiggly bean shape) with a dark brown-allow them to sink into the tan icing. Use a scribe gently to help the spots settle and give the cookie a little jiggle.

Still while all icing is wet, create thick organic lines around the dark brown spots with a black icing. See the picture – some of the spots have a “C” shape in black and some of them are just outlined on a couple edges -allow the black outlines to sink into the tan icing. Use a scribe gently to help the spots settle and give the cookie a little jiggle.

Add some more spots – Using a #1 piping tip, I created little organic shapes like the step above, but this time there is no spot to outline. I used “C” shapes, comma like shapes, and some lines in the shape of an oval that don’t touch. Let those shapes settle in the wet icing.

Allow the cookie to dry 10-12 hours before it is fully set.

Watch the video now:

Process of making the cheetah print scalloped heart cookie

There…I feel better. I did show the process of creating the lace scallop. Now, are you ready to do it again with the zebra print?

Zebra Print Scalloped Heart Cookie
Close up, Zebra Print Scalloped Heart Cookie

Part 2 – Zebra Print

Colors Used:

Process:

Start by creating the lace border by outlining the scalloped edges in black medium peak icing and dragging the icing inward with a paint brush. Remember don’t fully pulling in the outline so it covers the cookie, let the cookie show through.

Let dry 1-2 hours

Using white flood icing, outline and flood a heart shape that touches the edges of the lace created previously.

While white is still wet, create organic lines (think curvy lightening like lines) with super black and and allow them to sink into the white flood. You can see in the picture that some of the lines branch from one another and some are on their own. Fit your lines together like a puzzle and leave room for the negative (white) space. Give the cookie a little jiggle to help settling.

Allow the cookie to dry 10-12 hours before it is fully set.

Watch me make it:

Process of making the zebra print scalloped heart cookie

This video is a bit slowed down from the previous two. I need to remember to upload slow versions for you to see the process in more detail. Thanks for the suggestion. I’ll do that from now on. 🙂

Conclusion:

These cute cookies are pretty simple to make. I would say a beginning level decorator can do these prints. The process isn’t very time consuming, thin flood icing is mostly used, and the organic jiggly shapes are great for a newb to get the knack of a piping bag.

Wild About You Cookie Set

Have you made these prints before? Show me! I love to see other cookiers work.

Have questions? I would love to hear from you. Leave me a comment.

Remember to feed yourself. – Karen

Published by Karen Piehl

I am a wife, mother, friend, artist, baker, decorator, risk taker, mess maker, coffee lover, quirky, creative, and a wonderfully made child of God. I wear a lot of hats in the creative world, but my love and passion is baking and decorating cookies & cakes.

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