Valentine's Day is only a few weeks away and I'm already getting in the mood with some really cute cookies, like this Cupid!

 

Here is a video showing a start-to-finish look at how he is decorated.

I used a Kopykake (a cookie projector) to help guide my outlines on the cookie. It's not necessary, you can freehand, but sometimes it is nice to have a guide when you're not following the outline of the cookie shape exactly.

If you don't have a KopyKake, don't worry, you can also cut out the sketch and trace it on the cookie.

It doesn't take much time, and if you use a light colored, food-safe marker, it's a great alternative to the expensive projector!

Plus, I made a slight modification to the cookie shape. I trimmed just the 'fringe' from the end of the scarf.

Let me break down the details and tip sizes.

 

  1. Use a snowman with scarf cookie cutter - flipped upside down.
  2. Use a KopyKake or food marker to help guide the outlines.
  3. Outline the hair (lemon yellow, tip #2) and tunic (sky blue, tip #2). I kept the top of the tunic open so I could control the round shape of the cupid's face.
  4. Outline and flood the face (copper, tip #1.5). I used a 20-second icing for this color (thinner than piping icing, but thicker than flood) to do the small arm and legs areas. The smaller tip size gives me a little more control. Allow these areas to dry for an hour or two in front of a fan before flooding the next areas.
  5. Flood the hair and tunic. Allow to dry at least 2 hours before piping details. 
  6. Add hair lines and a little heart shaped hair cowlick with tip #2.
  7. Add using tip #1 for these fine details, add black line for arrow, string for bow, string belt with heart bow and loose strings, eyes and smile.
  8. With pink piping icing and tip #3 (adds a little beefiness to this detail), pipe the bow handle and arrow tip.
  9. With white icing and tip #3 and good hand pressure, add heart wings.
  10. With soft pink icing and tip #2, add small heart on chest. And the cuteness is complete!

 

I love finding new ways to use cookie cutters. I have used this snowman with scarf several times. Check it out! This cutter is available in our online store here

 

Looking for some fun new Valentine cutters and sets, check out these great options now stocked in our online shop!