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3D Ladybug Cookies

3D Ladybug Cookies

3D Ladybug Cookies


Supplies used:

Autumn Carpenter’s Fluttering Friends Cutie Cupcake Cutter Set
Autumn Carpenter’s Mini Accent Cutter Set
red gum paste or rolled fondant
black gum paste or rolled fondant
piping gel
sharp paring knife or flexible poly blade
white non-pareils
2 ½” fluted round baked sugar cookies
grass tip
green buttercream icing
pastry bag

Instructions:

Roll gum paste or fondant very thin. If using a pasta machine, thin to a #3. Cut ladybugs out of both red and black gum paste or fondant. Use poly blade to cut between the head and body of both red and black pieces. Attach the black head to the red body using piping gel. Use the smallest circle accent cutter to cut black dots and attach to ladybug with piping gel. Place two dots of piping gel on the head and place white non-pareils for the eyes. Allow all pieces to harden overnite.
Using a pastry bag fitted with the grass tip, pipe grass on top of cookie. Be sure to make the grass a little thicker in the center. Slide hardened ladybug into the center of the cookie. If needed, pipe more grass in the back of the ladybug for support.

Painted Gradient Butterflies

Painted Gradient Butterflies

  •     butterfly cookie cutter texture set
  •     white fondant
  •     pearl spray
  •     assorted luster dust colors

Lightly spray traditional mat from butterfly cookie cutter texture set. Wipe off excess with a paper towel. Roll fondant to approximately 1/8″ thickness. Place texture mat on fondant. Firmly roll over the mat. Remove mat. Cut textured fondant with corresponding cookie cutter from set. Attach to a baked and cool butterfly cookie with piping gel or a thin layer of buttercream. Mix each luster dust with lemon oil to make a paint.  Paint each butterfly with at least two colors, overlapping slightly to create new color in overlap.  Paint bodies of butterflies gold.  Spray lightly with pearl spray.

Painted Traditional Butterfly Cookies

Painted Traditional Butterfly Cookies

  •     butterfly cookie cutter texture set
  •     purple fondant
  •     blue fondant
  •     red fondant
  •     yellow fondant
  •     orange fondant
  •     pearl spray
  •     black food marker
  •     white royal icing
  •     blue royal icing
  •     yellow royal icing
  •     red royal icing
  •     parchment cone or a pastry bag with a #1 tip

Orange butterfly: Lightly spray traditional mat from butterfly cookie cutter texture set. Wipe off excess with a paper towel. Roll orange fondant to approximately 1/8″ thickness. Place texture mat on fondant. Firmly roll over the mat. Remove mat. Cut textured fondant with cookie cutter from set. Attach to a baked and cool butterfly cookie with piping gel or a thin layer of buttercream. Spray with pearl spray. Use a black food marker to color the edge of the wings, the body and all the recessed lines. Use white royal icing, thinned with a bit of water, to pipe dots in the edge of the wings and a few on the body.

Yellow butterfly: Lightly spray traditional mat from butterfly cookie cutter texture set. Wipe off excess with a paper towel. Roll yellow fondant to approximately 1/8″ thickness. Place texture mat on fondant. Firmly roll over the mat. Remove mat. Cut textured fondant with cookie cutter from set. Attach to a baked and cool butterfly cookie with piping gel or a thin layer of buttercream. Spray with pearl spray. Use a black food marker to color the edge of the wings, the body and all the recessed lines. Use yellow royal icing, thinned with a bit of water, to pipe dots in the upper edge of the wings. Use blue royal icing, thinned with a bit of water, to pipe dots in the lower edge of the wings. Use red royal icing, thinned with a bit of water, to pipe one dot on each side of the lower edge of the butterfly.

Blue butterfly: Lightly spray traditional mat from butterfly cookie cutter texture set. Wipe off excess with a paper towel. Roll blue fondant to approximately 1/8″ thickness. Place texture mat on fondant. Firmly roll over the mat. Remove mat. Cut textured fondant with cookie cutter from set. Attach to a baked and cool butterfly cookie with piping gel or a thin layer of buttercream. Spray with pearl spray. Use a black food marker to color the edge of the wings and the body.

Red butterfly: Lightly spray traditional mat from butterfly cookie cutter texture set. Wipe off excess with a paper towel. Roll red fondant to approximately 1/8″ thickness. Place texture mat on fondant. Firmly roll over the mat. Remove mat. Cut textured fondant with cookie cutter from set. Attach to a baked and cool butterfly cookie with piping gel or a thin layer of buttercream. Spray with pearl spray. Use a black food marker to color the body and all the recessed lines. Use white royal icing, thinned with a bit of water, to pipe dots in each corner of the wings. Once the white icing has hardened use thinned blue royal icing to pipe three small dots on the upper wings and one large dot on the lower wings and use thinned red royal icing to pipe one dot on top of each lower blue dot and in the middle of the upper white dot.

Pink Butterfly Cookies with Gold Accents

Pink Butterfly Cookies with Gold Accents

  •     butterfly cookie cutter texture set
  •     5 shades of pink fondant
  •     pearl spray
  •     old gold luster dust
  •     lemon oil
  •     fine brush

Lightly spray whimsical mat from butterfly cookie cutter texture set. Wipe off excess with a paper towel. Roll fondant to approximately 1/8″ thickness. Place texture mat on fondant. Firmly roll over the mat. Remove mat. Cut textured fondant with corresponding cookie cutter from set. Attach to a baked and cool butterfly cookie with piping gel or a thin layer of buttercream. Repeat with a different color of fondant for each size butterfly. Mix gold luster dust with a few drops of lemon oil. Use a fine brush to paint all the raised details on each butterfly. Spray with pearl spray.

Simple Pastel Butterfly Cookies

Simple Pastel Butterfly Cookies

  •     butterfly cookie cutter texture set
  •     purple fondant
  •     blue fondant
  •     pink fondant
  •     yellow fondant
  •     green fondant
  •     pearl spray

Lightly spray traditional mat from butterfly cookie cutter texture set. Wipe off excess with a paper towel. Roll fondant to approximately 1/8″ thickness. Place texture mat on fondant. Firmly roll over the mat. Remove mat. Cut textured fondant with corresponding cookie cutter from set. Attach to a baked and cool butterfly cookie with piping gel or a thin layer of buttercream. Repeat with a different color of fondant for each size butterfly. Spray with pearl spray.

Pastel Swirl and Dots Butterfly Cookies

Pastel Swirl and Dots Butterfly Cookies

  •     butterfly cookie cutter texture set
  •     purple fondant
  •     blue fondant
  •     pink fondant
  •     yellow fondant
  •     green fondant
  •     purple royal icing
  •     blue royal icing
  •     pink royal icing
  •     yellow royal icing
  •     green royal icing
  •     parchment cone or a pastry bag with a #1 tip

Lightly spray whimsical mat from butterfly cookie cutter texture set. Wipe off excess with a paper towel. Roll fondant to approximately 1/8″ thickness. Place texture mat on fondant. Firmly roll over the mat. Remove mat. Cut textured fondant with corresponding cookie cutter from set. Attach to a baked and cool butterfly cookie with piping gel or a thin layer of buttercream. Repeat with a different color of fondant for each size butterfly. Use the corresponding color of royal icing to pipe a body on each butterfly. Use all the colors of royal icing to pipe symmetrical dots on each butterfly.

Shades of Orange Butterfly Cookies

Shades of Orange Butterfly Cookies

  •     butterfly cookie cutter texture set
  •     5 shades of orange fondant
  •     gold spray

Lightly spray whimsical mat from butterfly cookie cutter texture set. Wipe off excess with a paper towel. Roll fondant to approximately 1/8″ thickness. Place texture mat on fondant. Firmly roll over the mat. Remove mat. Cut textured fondant with corresponding cookie cutter from set. Attach to a baked and cool butterfly cookie with piping gel or a thin layer of buttercream. Spray lightly with gold spray. Repeat with all different colors of fondant.