How to Make Easter Truck Cookies
I've wanted to make a vintage truck cookie for the longest time. I had all the best intentions of creating one for last Christmas, but like most holiday seasons, I just couldn't find enough time. The same went for Valentine's. However, I was determined to make vintage truck cookies happen for Easter!
These rustic Easter truck cookies have got to be my favorite cookies ever. (I say that often with each passing year, but I'm serious this time.) When paired with the carrot patch farm sign and the carrot bunch cookie cutters, my farmhouse-loving heart couldn't take it. I just love the timeless and nostalgic whimsy-ness of these Easter truck cookies.
If you're a farmhouse fan like I am, don't be surprised to see more vintage truck cookie cutters from me. I hope to do more vintage truck designs for the upcoming holidays.
Easter Truck Cookie Cutter
Just added to the shop for the upcoming Easter season is this Easter truck cookie cutter.
Along with the Easter truck cookie cutter, you can find the rectangle cookie cutter (used for the farm sign), and the carrot bunch with bow cookie cutter. I used all 3 designs to complete this Easter farmhouse-themed set.
The cookies pictured in the example images of this post were the LARGE size.
Template for the Easter Truck Cookies
To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template of all the new Easter cookie cutter designs, including this Easter truck cookie.
Click the link below for the downloadable template PDF file.
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 cutting out the template and tracing the design onto the cookie with an edible food marker.
The Decorating Process
For the colors used for these Easter truck cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:
- Turquoise royal icing (I mixed Americolor Turquoise with a touch of Americolor Ivory.)
- White icing (I used Americolor Bright White.)
- Black icing (I used Americolor Super Black.)
- Gray icing (I used a touch of Americolor Super Black.)
- Orange icing (I used Americolor Orange.)
- Green icing (I mixed two parts Americolor Egg Yellow and one part Americolor Mint.)
For those without a projector, mark the guideline where the window, wheels, and carrots should be, as shown. I made a template with template plastic from the PDF file above and used a food marker to draw the guidelines on the cookie.
Begin by filling in the window and the center of the wheels with white icing. Also, fill in the outer carrot sections with orange icing.
With turquoise icing, fill in the truck body area, as shown. Let this icing set up (about 15 minutes).
Next, carefully fill in the black tires around the white wheels. Then fill in the center carrot and the outer carrot leaves, as shown.
With gray icing, add the door handle and the two bumpers. Fill in the remaining carrot leaves section.
Once the base layer of icing had time to firm up and dry add the two bumps over the wheels, as shown.
Lastly, outline the top edge of the truck, outline the carrot leaves, and draw in the carrot lines with a brown food marker.
The steps above are summarized in the time-lapsed video below.
When I debuted these cookies earlier this month there was strong interest for a stencil of that "carrot patch" farm sign design. I'm happy to report that stencil is almost ready! I'll update this post and let everyone know when it's available in my shop.