To make these cookies you’ll need:
-skull shaped cookies
-pink, black and white 10 second icing
-pink sanding sugar
Start by making a bow template for Royal Icing bow transfers. To decide the size of bow that I wanted I traced the skull cookie cutter onto a piece of paper, drew the bow ontop, then cut out the bow. There is probably a simpler way of doing this, but at the time this is what made the most sense. I then cut out several squares of wax paper to make the transfers on. Placing the wax paper over the template pipe a dot big enough to fill the center of the bow, then cover with pink sanding sugar and set aside to dry. Royal Icing transfers are fragile so make more than you’re going to need as some of them will probably break when applying to the cookies.
Next, draw the eyes and noses onto the cookies with a food marker
If you forget that you were going to draw the faces on before flooding the cookies, and start flooding by mistake, don’t worry, just scrape the icing off with the back of a butter knife, or the side of an offset spatula and start over again.
Using a #3 tip, outline the eyes, nose and outside of the cookie, then flood.
Then back to the bow transfers to fill in the sides of the bows.
If you’d like to learn more about royal icing transfers, check out the bearfoot baker’s blog. She does a lot of really cute royal icing transfers.
Let the cookies dry for 6-8 hours or overnight then outline with pink icing. Gently peel the bow off the wax paper by folding the wax paper backwards away from the bow, then place it on the wet outline to glue it in place. Do this step very gently as the transfers are extremely fragile. Once the bow is in place, add pink sanding sugar to the outline before it dries.
Then fill in the eyes with black icing.
Using a toothpick, gently drag the icing out to the sides to create eyelashes.
Fill in the nose and add a mouth.
Then give them to a little girl to enjoy!!