How to Make Adorable Pig Cookies for Valentines Day
Ah, Valentine’s Day – a holiday full of chocolates and roses. But if you’re looking for something a little more creative to express your feelings of love this year, look no further than these adorable pig cookies! With just a few simple steps, you can make these cute farm animal treats that are guaranteed to warm the hearts of everyone special in your life. So let's get started crafting the perfect pig cookies – they're sure to be an absolute hit at any Valentine’s Day celebration!
Valentine's Day Cookie Cutters
Just added to the shop for the upcoming Valentine's Day season is this 2-piece Pig Cookie Cutter Set.
The cookie cutters are available in Regular and Large sizes. However, for this tutorial, I'll be decorating the LARGE size.
Templates to Help Make Pig Cookies Easy
To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template available for this new pig 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.
How to Decorate Pig Cookies
For the colors used for these pig cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:
- Light Pink royal icing (I mixed a tiny amount of both Americolor Ivory with Wilton Pink.)
- Dark Pink icing (I mixed more Ivory and Pink above.)
- Gray Icing (I mixed a tiny amount of Super Black with the Light Pink above.)
- Black icing (I used Americolor Super Black.)
For the head cookie, begin by filling in the middle head section. I outlined around the eye and filled in the gray spot first, then immediately filled in the remaining face with light pink icing. Let this icing set up for about an hour.
Next, add the snout detail by filling the section with dark pink icing, then quickly adding the two black nostrils, as shown. Also, fill in the lower ear sections with dark pink icing.
Once the base layer of icing had time to set, fill in the eye holes with black icing followed immediately with white dots for character. Also, fill in the tops of the ears with light pink icing. Let everything dry completely.
Lastly, add the outlines around the face, the eyebrows, and draw on the smile with a food marker, as shown below.
For the body cookies, begin by filling in the middle section. Start with filling in the gray spot section and then immediately flooding the light pink section around it, as shown. Let this icing set.
Next, fill in the side arms and the feet sections in light pink icing.
Once the light pink sections had time to dry, add the black toe nails.
Finally, outline around the feet and across the belly for a little dimension.
Valentine's Day Pig Cookie Video Tutorial
The steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video.
Here's the final 2-piece cookie set assembled together. These sitting pig cookies come in two size options: LARGE and REGULAR.
In the next few photos, you can see all the LARGE options nestled in these “7 3/8″ x 5 1/2” boxes from Paper Mart.
To help elevate the presentation of these pig cookies, we have new pre-printed cookie tags in our shop! We created a Hogs and Kisses tag that would go perfectly with these pig cookies for Valentine's Day.
Now that you know how to recreate these pig cookies, there's tons of more cute Valentine's Day cookie cutters in our shop worth looking into next. They are just as adorable as this pig 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!