How to Make Snail Cookies
Out of all the designs from the new Spring Collection, I think the snail cookies are my favorite out of the bunch. I say that mostly because they're the easiest to decorate, and mostly because I'm lazy. :)
Sure, I can appreciate a detailed cookie, but cute & easy tends to win over my heart more often than not.
What makes these snail cookies quick to whip up are two things: they only really require two icing colors (not including the small amount of black for the eyes), and the design overall isn't too complicated to complete. Let me show you how I decorated these snail cookies below.
Snail Cookie Cutter
The design I'm decorating today is made from this snail cookie cutter.
It's available in large or regular size options. However, for this tutorial I'll be decorating the REGULAR sized cookie.
Templates for the Snail Cookies & Other Spring Designs
Each of these new spring 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 2 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 snail cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:
- Yellow piping and flood royal icing (I mixed equal parts Americolor Egg Yellow and Americolor Gold.)
- Teal piping flood icing (I mixed equal parts Americolor Teal and Americolor Sky Blue with a dollop of yellow icing from above.)
- Black piping icing (I used Americolor Super Black.)
For those without a projector, mark the guideline where the shell meets the head/neck, 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 outlining and filling the head section with yellow icing.
Let that icing crust over, then fill in the shell section with teal icing. Let this layer of icing set up and dry for about an hour.
The last steps involves adding the final line details.
Outline around the head, antenna, and add a smile with yellow piping icing. Then outline around the edge of the shell, adding a center swirl with teal piping icing. Lastly, add the eyes with black icing.
The steps above are summarized in the time-lapsed video below.
Pretty easy, right?
As previewed in the previous butterfly cookie tutorial, here's the snail cookies along side the rest of the spring critter gang.
I hope everyone is enjoying their spring so far. I enjoying the change of weather as I'm busy readying more tutorials and designs for the coming days.