Google Sugar Dot Cookies: Frog and Daisy Sugar Cookies

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Frog and Daisy Sugar Cookies

Frog and daisy sugar cookies decorated with royal icing for sweet Megan's 16th birthday! She loves frogs so that was an easy choice. I added the daisies because they're pretty just like her. :)

Want to know how to do it? You'll need. . .

Green flood icing - 20-second, #2 tip
Green piping icing, #1.5 tip
White flood icing - 20-second, #2 and #1.5 tip
Black piping icing, #1.5 tip
Red or Pink piping icing, #1.5 tip
Yellow flood icing - 20-second, #2 tip

(20-seconds is the time it takes to come back together after being "cut" with a butter knife.)

Here's what I did. . .




For the square ones, before baking, make a light impression with the frog cookie cutter to help with the decorating later.

















Flood the heads with green. Allow to dry for a little while.


















Flood the bodies. Allow to dry for a little while.















Add the eyes. I did them a few different ways.





For these, make half circles with white flood icing. Immediately make half circles above the whites with green for the eye lids.












Here we have a winking frog. Ha! One eye is just green flood icing. The other is done the same way as above.



The froggie on the right has eyes simply made with white flood icing circles.








Time to add the legs. Once the legs were added, they started to really look like frogs!



After the whites of the eyes have dried for a while, use black piping icing to draw smaller circles (half circles actually if you can manage it).



Use a toothpick to add a small white highlight to each eye.






Using piping icing, add a green mouth, pink tongue and dots on the legs.

For the square cookie, flood the background with white.















On to the daisies. . .


Before baking(or immediately after if you're the forgetful type like me), make a light impression for the flower center with a small circle cutter (or a soda top if you're like me and don't have one small enough). Flood with yellow. Allow to dry for a while.












Flood the petals with white. Try not to think about sunny-side-up eggs. Allow to dry.













Use piping icing to outline the petals and to make dots around the centers of the flowers.


For the leaves, simply flood, allow to dry, pipe the details.


So pretty!













So what would I do differently next time? I'm thrilled to say "not much". Yay! I'm super pleased with the way these cookies turned out.

I do wish that I had used pink for the tongues. I think that the red just stands out too much.

I also wish that I had made some of the leaves mirror images of the others, instead of having the curve of the vein the same on all of them.

Pretty minor changes, huh? Woo hoo!

Before I go patting myself on the back too much. . .

I'm about to add something that may become an often recurring segment to my posts. I'll call it. . .

Keepin' it Real


I showed you what worked, so I should show you what didn't. . .




Since I had bumped the leg and the toe on two cookies, I used those to test out adding front legs. Oy. What are those? Flappers? Fins? Is he stuck somewhere between a tadpole and a frog?

Miss Frog on the right is included here because she's overdone it a bit with the false eyelashes. I really wanted to add a feminine touch to these frogs with eyelashes. I guess it just wasn't meant to be.

Those cookies aren't going to Megan. They're on the "you may eat these" tray for my guys to enjoy. Luckily the mistake cookies taste just as good as the others.

Well, these cookies were super fun to decorate and I can't believe how I pleased I am with them. If you make frogs like these, I would love to see them! Please leave me a link in the comments.

Thanks for visiting!

6 comments:

  1. Aunt Mary Anne's CookiesJanuary 15, 2012 at 4:10 PM

    Great cookies, Dottie - a huge leap forward in such a short time! I'm cracking up at Miss Frog; what a little flirt!

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  2. Thanks for the encouragement Aunt Mary!

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  3. Dotty...followed your link in your sig from the Cookiers forum :) I love how you show us what worked & what didn't work. This is something I've never seen on another cookie blog & I like it! Cute cookies...good or (so called) bad :)

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  4. Ha! Thanks Dna! That's probably because they know what they're doing! :)

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  5. Your frogs look so much better than mine

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  6. Ha! Mine don't even have front legs! I'll bet yours are wonderful!

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