How to Make a French Bulldog Cookie Set
When I showed my family this latest set of cookies for Valentine's Day, it incited a spirited debate. While I was totally aiming to capture the essence of a French bulldog, some believed it to be a Boston terrier, while others guessed a pitbull puppy.
Whichever breed of pup we imagined this new cookie set to be, there was one consensus... it made for a cute gift for Valentine's Day.
Here's how I decorated this French bulldog (supposedly!) cookie set so you can recreated it yourself.
French Bulldog Cookie Cutter Set
Just added to the shop for the upcoming Valentine's Day season is this French bulldog cookie cutter set.
The cookie cutters are available in Regular and Large sizes. However, for this tutorial, I'll be decorating the LARGE size.
For reference, you can see both sizes at the end of this tutorial, along with recommended gift box sizes.
Templates for the Valentine French Bulldog Cookies
To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template available for all the new Valentine's Day cookie cutter designs, including this French bulldog set.
You can download these cookie templates HERE.
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 Decorating Process
For these French Bulldog cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:
- Dark Blue royal icing (I mixed Americolor Super Black with Americolor Peacock.)
- Light Blue icing (I mixed a little of the Dark Blue icing above with fresh white icing.)
- Pink icing (I mixed a little Americolor Ivory with Wilton Pink.)
- Black icing (I used Americolor Super Black.)
- White icing (I used Americolor Bright White.)
- Red icing (I used Americolor Tulip Red.)
For the head cookie, begin by filling in the forehead and bone sections. For the forehead icing, add the white middle and immediately add the dark blue sides for a smooth surface.
Once that icing sets, add the icing for the muzzle and the pink insides of the ears.
Once the base layer of icing had time to dry, add the white eyebrows, the black nose, and the top of the ears.
Then finish the cookie with the final line details, as shown.
For the body cookie, begin by filling in the belly section.
Then add the dark blue paws and pink collar.
Next, fill in the knee sections and add the heart charm.
Finish the cookie by outlining the paws and adding the center message on the belly.
The steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video.
When you assemble the two pieces together, it make a "paw"some Valentine's Day gift for anyone who loves a good pun.
For a size reference, pictured below are the Regular (left box) and the Large (right box) sizes side-by-side.
LARGE- This size teddy and balloon set will fit in these “7 3/8″ x 5 1/2” boxes from Paper Mart.
REGULAR- This size teddy and balloon set will in this BRP cookie box (7" x 4 3/8" x 1.25").