How to Make a Tulip Watering Can Cookie
One of my favorite flowers during spring are tulips. If you're a fellow tulip fan, I'm going to bet you'll love this new spring tulip set.
This 3-piece set would be a terrific gift option all spring season long. It would look great for Easter, yet fit right in for Mother's Day as well.
For this tutorial, I'll be focusing on decorating the floral watering can cookie design. Below are the steps I broke down so you can recreate this design on your own.
I just want to note, this design is relatively easy to decorate. However, the details are somewhat intricate. For more detailed designs like this one, I highly recommend a projector to guide you on the piping process. A projector will speed up the decorating steps and will save you your sanity when you have to decorate a good number of these.
Tulip Watering Can Cookie Cutter
This floral watering can cookie is part of this new 3-piece spring tulip set.
Each of these cookies are 4-inches tall and about 2.3-inches in width. As a collection, they fit perfectly in this BRP long cookie box (12" x 5" x 1.5"). You can purchase these cookie cutters as the 3-piece set, or each one individually.
Templates for the Tulip Cookie Set
To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template available for all the new Easter spring cookie cutter designs, including this tulip cookie 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 the colors used for this tulip cookie set, you will need the following suggested colors:
- Pink royal icing (I mixed Wilton Rose (a little goes a long way) with Americolor Electric Purple.)
- Green icing (I used Americolor Laurel.)
- Gray icing (I used Americolor Ash.)
Begin by filling in the green background of the top, as shown. Also, fill in the white empty spaces of the watering can. Let this icing set up (about 15 minutes).
Then fill in the gray watering can area and the pink right sides of the tulips.
Next, fill in the handle of the can, the left sides of the tulips, and the leaf sections.
Then fill in the remaining tops of the of the tulips, and the watering can details like the rim opening and the snout.
Fill in the nozzle of the can and add the two side stems.
Then outline the watering can details for dimension. (In the images below, I decided last minute to add a few outlines to the leaves as well.)
The steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video I put together.
Here's the finished watering can cookie along side with the other designs from the tulip set.
Additionally, I included our newest "Fresh Cut Tulips" stencil. It fit this set perfectly.
For a packaging suggestion, this set of four cookies will fit in this BRP long cookie box (12" x 5" x 1.5") as shown below.
You can find everything you need to complete this project in our cookie cutter shop.