How to Make Father's Day Lawn Mower Cookies
Now that Mother's Day is past us, I'm really excited to show you the fun designs available with the new Father's Day collection. I hope you stick around because I have quite a few of those designs I'm readying for detailed tutorials in the coming days.
First up is this smiling lawn mower cookie design. This is the perfect gift idea for dad's that take pride in their lawns. I paired this lawn mower design with a "DAD" cookie made to look like a mowed lawn. Both designs are relatively easy and uses limited colors for icing. I'll show you how to do both cookie designs down below.
Lawn Mower Cookie Cutter
For size references, I decorated both the REGULAR and the LARGE size cookie cutter. You can see both of these sizes in the picture at the end of this post.
For the "DAD" lawn cookie, I used a simple 3"x4" rectangle found in my shop.
Template for the Lawn Mower Cookies
To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template of all the new Father's Day cookie designs, including this lawn mower 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 lawn mower and DAD lawn cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:
- Red royal icing (I used Americolor Super Red.)
- Black icing (I used Americolor Super Black.)
- Gray icing (I used just a touch of Super Black.)
- White icing (I used Americolor Bright White.)
- Light Green icing (I mixed Americolor Egg Yellow with a touch of Mint Green and Leaf Green.)
- Darker Green icing (I mixed the Light Green above with a little more Leaf Green gel.)
Lawn Mower Cookies
Begin by first applying a thin layer of white icing, with a food-only paintbrush, to the top half of the cookie. Let this layer dry.
Then add the black sections for the control panel, wheels, and top of the motor.
Next, outline the top edge of the cookie with gray icing for the handle bar detail. For the red lower body, I piped the white smile area first then quickly flooded the red area around it.
Once the base layer of icing is dry, add the details on top, like the eyes, eyebrows, control buttons, and smile outlines. I used a food pen to draw the thin teeth line.
DAD Lawn Cookies
Begin by first applying a thin layer of light green icing, with a food-only paintbrush, to the surface of the cookie. Let this layer dry.
Then outline the letters and the edges of the cookie with dark green piping icing. I used a projector to help guide me on the letter outlines. (For reference, the font I used was ChunkFive Ex. I just stretched it to fit the cookie space better.)
Next, flood the background around the letters with dark green flood icing. Let this icing dry completely before moving on to the next step.
Once the icing is dry, use a dry paintbrush to add the "grass" texture. Pipe a little dark green piping icing to the surface, then tap the brush repeatedly over the surface until covered.
The decorating steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video.
For gift packaging ideas I have a few recommendations.
LARGE- This size lawnmower cookie, when paired with a plaque cookie, will fit in these “7 3/8″ x 5 1/2” boxes from Paper Mart. (Top box in picture below.)
REGULAR- This size lawnmower cookie, when paired with a plaque cookie, will fit in this classic BRP cookie box (7" x 4 3/8" x 1.25"). (Bottom box in picture below.)
Be sure to stay tuned for more fun Father's Day cookie ideas in the coming days.