Frog Cookies

Happy Leap...Year.
I know I'm not sharing in time for Leap Day, but I had to share anyway!

I made these frog cookies for my good friend (since Preschool).
Her son's birthday IS on Leap Day, so she naturally threw a darling frog party!
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To make these, I relied on a little sketch and my kopykake projector.
For the sketch, I simply traced the cookie cutter I found a few times on paper.  Then I drew out a few versions of a frog and picked my favorite.  I decided to do one big yellow belly instead of 3 sections of yellow.  This would mean piping the legs over the the yellow but for such a small area, I don't mind doubling up on icing layers.  Then I placed my sketch into the projector and piped my outline.  You can do this without a projector and just eyeball it, but it is just so much faster and less stressful to have the image right there on the cookie.  (See this post about decorating with a projector).
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I had made all of my frog eyes the night before.  (See this post for more about making eyeballs).
So after my outline dried, I filled with a slightly lighter green.  Then while it was wet, I placed the eyes right on the wet icing.  I also piped my yellow spots right away, so they would meld into that layer ("wet on wet" technique).
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These frogs were a great fit for the creative party that my friend planned.
I wish I had pictures of all of it to share. :/  (Actually, I wish I had pictures of the last 5 or so projects I did.  That's the problem with edible projects, they get eaten!  I will try to recommit to being a better picture taker/blogger because I hope to accomplish a lot this week!)
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I enjoyed the extra day that Leap Year gave us, but right now I'm really feeling that hour that Daylight Savings stole from me!  Come back Leap Day!

9 comments:

  1. They are darling. Such hard work, only to be eaten. Thank goodness for the camera.

    I'm definitely going to host a frog party in four years time, just 'cos it's such a cute idea! x

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  2. so cute! I have icing eye ball making on my list of things to try,so yours gave me inspiration to try different sizes:)

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  3. So nice that you have been friends since Preschool. These cookies are so cute and a nice tutorial too!

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  4. Makes me think spring is around the corner...although we woke up to a dusting of snow, again!

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  5. These turned out cute. The frogs I made were a bit akward!!

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  6. They look amazing. My father and husband worked in the bakery business for a number of years and through them I know how time-consuming decorative cookies can be. Great job!

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