I started thinking about what kind of cookies I was going to make for Valentine's Day a few weeks ago. I didn't want anything too super-girly because I was going to send them to school with the boy for their Valentine's Day party. Well, his teacher decided not to do a whole party this year. They're going to make ice cream sundaes and exchange Valentines instead. That took some pressure off of me, but I still wanted to make the cookies I had planned. So I did. Just not as many as orignally anticipated.
And there is the finished product. Owls! I have seen owls all over the web lately. I guess they're a big trend right now. Most of the owl cookies I see are made using a tulip cutter. Well, that's all well and good, but then the owls don't have tails. And every owl I've ever seen has a tail. So I flipped the tulip cutter upside down and cut a scoop out of the top. Like so:
That allowed me to make the "horns" and still have a tail. Once the cookies were baked and ready to decorate, I played around with body styles.
In then end, I decided I liked the one in the top right corner best. So I made some more of those, and played with the belly decorations.
In the end I wasn't happy with how the eyes and beaks were flush with the rest of the owl, and I didn't like how the outline of the belly showed up. So I made one last batch, and I was pretty happy with them overall.
They're so shiny because they were still wet when I took the picture.
Anyway, that's all for the owls. Hope you all have a happy Valentine's Day!