How to Make Bow Tie Lamb Cookies
I like big bows and I cannot lie.
I’m a firm believer that the bigger the bow, the cuter the wearer. These bow tie Easter animal cookies are no exception. In this new Easter collection, I created four animal options (a boy lamb, a girl lamb, a girl bunny, and a boy bunny) all wearing a big bow in some way.
For this tutorial, I'll be decorating the boy lamb cookie design. But don't worry, I'll have a bunny tutorial coming up soon that could be applied to these bunny designs, as well.
Template for the Bow Tie Lamb Cookies
Each of these new Easter cookie designs has a template file you can download to help guide you through the decorating process.
Click the link below for the downloadable template PDF file.
This file is 3 pages long and is rather large in data size. Just a warning, it might take a moment before the file opens in your browser.
The Decorating Process
For these egg-hugging chick cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:
- Flesh Color royal icing (I mixed equal parts Americolor Copper and Americolor Ivory.)
- White icing (I used Americolor Bright White.)
- Teal medium icing (I mixed equal parts Americolor Teal and Americolor Sky Blue.)
- Black piping icing (I used Americolor Super Black.)
For the extra colors I used on the other cookies, check out this post on a bright and cheery Easter color palette.
For those without a projector, begin by making guidelines for where the head and bow tie edges 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.
Start off by filling in the flesh-colored sections, and the bottom loops of the bow tie with a light layer of teal icing. Let this icing set (about 15 minutes).
Then fill in the top white wool area of the head, and the center knot of the bow tie. Allow this icing to set and crust, as well.
Fill in the remaining bow tie wing areas with teal icing. Then add the eyes. For these guys, I went with large Disney-style eyes, but simple black dot eyes would work too.
Lastly, add the outline details around the wool, nose, and bow tie. For added personality, I drew in some expressive eyebrows with a food marker.
The steps above are summarized in the time-lapsed video below.
Here are the finished lamb cookies along side his dressed up Easter buddies.
Just like I mentioned in this Egg Hugger cookies post, these Easter, bow tie, lamb cookies make great gifts. And just the same as those Egg Hugger cookies, here’s a few suggested ideas for gift box combinations below.
Thanks for everyone's patience as I slowly roll out these Easter tutorials.
I got an overwhelming amount of Easter orders since their debut, and I'm processing them as quickly as I can. It's been challenging to find the time between orders to write these blog posts, but I couldn't be more grateful and appreciative of the support.
You guys rock. Thanks so much!