How to Make Valentine Corgi Cookies
Outside the rule of cats on the Internet, it seems corgis have found their own place as the new it-animal of the interwebs. Probably thanks to their small size and adorable looks, corgis easily win over hearts.
Speaking of corgis and hearts, I thought these lovable dogs would make the perfect Valentine's Day design for a cookie. These Valentine corgi cookies showcase a smiling corgi with a heart Valentine in its mouth. They are fairly easy to recreate with just a few steps. Also, these cookies can be personalized with a name or with a dog-related pun. Here's how below.
Corgi Heart Cookie Cutter
Just added to the shop is this new corgi heart cookie cutter.
This cookie cutter comes in two different sizes. However, for this tutorial, I’ll be decorating the LARGE-sized cookie.
Templates for the Valentine Corgi Cookies
To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template of all the new Valentine's Day cookie cutter designs, including this corgi 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 Valentine corgi cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:
- Burnt Orange piping and flood royal icing (I used Sugarbelle's color forumla.)
- Light Pink icing (I used just a touch of Americolor Tulip Red.)
- Black piping icing (I used Americolor Super Black.)
- White icing (I used Americolor Bright White.)
- Yellow icing (I used Americolor Egg Yellow.)
For those without a projector, begin by making a guideline for where the heart and face sections should be. I made a template with template plastic from the PDF file above and used a food marker to draw the guideline on the cookie.
Begin by filling in the center heart area and paint a thin layer of icing over the ears with pink icing. Let that icing set for about 15 minutes.
Then fill in the face section with white and orange icing, as shown. Also, cover the feet area with a light flood of white icing.
Once that icing had time to set, outline and flood the outer ear sections and fill in the butt area, as shown.
Next, add the nose, the tail, and add every other toe.
With black piping icing, add the eye and smile line details. Next, fill in the remaining toes with white icing.
Lastly, outline the heart and add your own personalized message. I used a projector to help write the name of these cookies.
The steps above are summarized in the time-lapsed video below.
The finished cookies should look like the ones below.
For suggested gift box options, I recommend the following:
For the REGULAR sized cookie (which is 3.5" in size), the 4"x4" gift box would be perfect.
For the LARGE sized cookie (which is 4" in size), these 5"x5" boxes would most likely be ideal.
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To help complete the look, we also added these corgi-themed square tags the shop. Who can resist a cute corgi butt? These coordinating tags and Valentine corgi cookies will surely make any dog lover smile.
For more pun-filled cookie ideas, click this link for more Valentine's Day cookies.