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!
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).
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).
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!)
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!