Decorating Love Bird Cookies for Valentine's Day

Written by Mike Tamplin • Jan 13, 2024

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Decorating Love Bird Cookies for Valentine's Day
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This Valentine's Day, celebrating the occasion with our beginner-friendly tutorial on creating adorable love bird cookies. Perfect for both novices and seasoned bakers, these charming treats are easy to make with just a few steps of cookie decorating.

But first things first – you'll need the right tools. Head over to our shop to find the adorable love bird cookie cutter set that will make your Valentine treats truly stand out. Let's get started on making this Valentine's Day extra special, one love bird cookie at a time!

Love Birds Cookie Cutter Set

This love birds cookie cutter set includes two pieces, a left bird and a right bird. It is available in a two sizes, but for this tutorial I used the LARGE size.

When assembled, this love birds set would fit nicely in this BRP cookie box (7" x 4 3/8" x 1.25").

love birds cookie cutter set

Template for the Love Birds Cookie Set

To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template of all the designs of this year's Valentine cookie collection, including this love birds cookie set design.

Click the link below for the downloadable template PDF file.

This file is rather large in data size. Just a warning, it might take a moment before the file opens in your browser.

If you have a Kopykake or Pico projector, just print it out (or pull it up on your mobile device) and you are good to go. For those without a projector, follow the suggested steps below by tracing the design onto the cookie with an edible food marker.

The Cookie Decorating Process

To decorate these love bird cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:

Step 1

The steps for both birds are the same. Begin by flooding the entire cookie with teal icing (and pink for the right bird). Let that icing set for about an hour.

Then add the wing detail and the yellow lower beak detail. Let this icing set for about 30 minutes.

love birds decorated cookies step 1

Step 2

Next, add the eyes with black icing, the upper beak detail with yellow icing, and outline the feathers and body for definition.

love birds decorated royal icing cookies

Love Birds Cookie Video Tutorial

The steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video I put together below.

Here's the pair of love birds all assembled. They look like they're snuggling up with each other in this BRP cookie box (7" x 4 3/8" x 1.25").

love bird cookies valentine gift set

To help elevate the presentation of these love bird cookies, we have new pre-printed cookie tags in our shop! We created a Tweet Heart Cookie Tag that would coordinate perfectly with these love bird cookies for Valentine's Day.

tweet heart cookie tag for Valentine's Day

Now that you know how to recreate these love bird cookies, there's many more cute Valentine's Day cookie cutters in our shop worth looking into next. They are just as adorable as this love birds design and span across all decorating levels, from beginners to experts. Whatever your next cookie cutter design you pick, they're sure to be an absolute hit at any Valentine’s Day celebration!

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