How to Make Chick in Egg Cookies
I know many of you were probably waiting for this announcement, but wait no longer. The shop is now open!
First, I want to take the time to say a quick, “Thank you!” I appreciate all the support of my small business and the incredible amount of patience from everyone.
I apologize for it taking over a week to get the pending orders out. I realized rather quickly the order queue became too long for me to handle as a solo operator. Unfortunately, I needed to shut the store down temporarily to help contain the chaos on my end.
However, that's all done now. I'm caught up on orders and ready to get back at it again with another tutorial. Continuing on with this year's Easter collection, here's another quick and easy design that is sure to please. Follow along below as I show how you can recreate these chick in egg cookies.
Chick in Egg Cookie Cutter
In the shop, you can find this new Chick in Egg cookie cutter.
This cookie cutter comes in array of different sizes. However, for this tutorial, I'll be decorating the LARGE-sized cookie.
Template for the Chick in Egg Cookies
To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template of all the designs of my 2018 Easter cookie collection, including this chick in egg cookie design.
You can download the new 2018 Easter 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.
The Decorating Process
Similar to the cottontail bunny cookies, these chick in egg cookies require just a few icing colors to mix. All you need is yellow and white icing, with black and orange icing for the small accents.
For the exact colors I used and how I mixed them, check out this post on a bright and cheery Easter color palette.
For those without a projector, begin by making a guideline for where the head and hands 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 alternate sections. I started by filling in the hands and the top shell sections. Wait about 15 minutes, then fill in the head and bottom shell sections.
Let this base layer of icing dry for about 1 to 2 hours before moving on.
When the base layer had time to set, add the final outline details.
With a #1 PME tip, I outlined around the shell sections, and then around the head and hands for definition. Lastly, add a simple face with eyes and a beak and you're done!
Simple enough, right?
The steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video I put together.
For gift options, here are just a few suggestions.
The LARGE-sized cookies fit well as part of a 2-piece set or as a single gift favor.
For 2-cookie gift sets, these 7″ x 4.25″ gift boxes from BRP Boxshop are my go-to boxes. For a single cookie favor, I love these 4″x 4″ all-clear boxes or 4″x 4″ sleeve boxes from ClearBags.com.
As shown above, I paired the chick with the newly available plaque in my shop, the spring plaque cookie cutter.
These chick in egg cookies can easily be personalized as well. There's plenty of room on the lower shell section to add a name or small message, like "Happy Easter," or "Wuddup, Peeps!" :)