How to Decorate Owl Cookies*
For the Cookies, you'll need:
Step 1: Royal Icing Recipe
I use this royal icing recipe for gingerbread houses too. The most important thing to know is that the consistency of the icing after you've made it, is important. You can thin a little to make it more fluid by adding water. For a video which shows how to do this click here.
Step 2: Food Gel Colors
For the food gel colorings, I chose brown, white, lime, grey and orange. You can chose use the same ones or create your own color palette.
Step 3: Decorating Instructions - the Base
Once you've made your cookies and they're ready to decorate:
Pipe the owl's body using a #2 tip. Let dry for a minimum of 6-12 hours. The icing basically acts as sealant for freshness, so it's okay to let the cookie dry uncovered at room temperature.
Step 4: The Eyes
Pipe the whites of the eyes and let them dry for a minimum of 6 hours.
Step 5: The Belly & Details
Using a #2 tip, pipe the belly and add the 'feathering details' right away. Pipe the pupils and wings. Let dry.
The Belly & Details
Step 6: Finishing Touches
Add the feet and beak using a #2 piping tip, and pipe the leaves using a #67 piping tip. Let dry for approximately 6 hours.
Step 7: Momma Owl
Follow the same steps for the Momma Owl. Her body shape is just a little bit different.