A few weeks ago I was asked to make a set of cookies for a baby shower. As I’ve shared before, I don’t take orders and sometimes I wish I did because some of the party-specific themes I see floating around the cookie world are just so cute! If I can turn the cookies into a design to share here, I’m often more then glad to gift a set of cookies. Turns out this shower had the cutest theme ever, Our Little Turkey! It was an office Thanksgiving/baby shower combo. Seriously, shut up! I immediately saw little turkeys bundles in little swaddles. After a quick check with Pinterest and Google for inspiration, this Turkey baby shower theme was nowhere to be found. What! HOW! We needed to make this a thing, asap. And so here you have baby turkey cookies all swaddled up in their nest of sugar cookie feathers. Gush.
I also made little onesies that said “OUR LIL TURKEY” and turkeys in diapers. Sadly I ran out of time to photograph those. You’ll have to believe me, they were just too cute.
For the swaddled baby turkey cookie I started with the eye cutter from Sweet Sugarbelle’s Halloween set. You can find swaddled baby cutters in lots of cookie cutter shops though. I knew I wanted swaddles with either little feathers on it or turkey footprints. Turkey footprints seemed too cute so it had to happen. I loved the concept so much I designed my own turkey footprint then converted it to a stencil so I could share here! Because really turkey baby cookies need to be a thing you guys!
The full tutorial will be below, but first here’s the
Download FREE Turkey Print Stencil HERE
HOW TO MAKE BABY TURKEY COOKIES
NEW TO COOKIES? BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THESE POSTS FOR THE BASICS:
ROLLED COOKIES 101 + ROYAL ICING 101
- white outline icing + white flood icing
- brown outline icing + brown flood icing
- pink flood icing
- orange 20-second icing
- 2 additional colors of icing for feathers
- yellow airbrush color
- black sugar pearls
- orange – AmeriColor Terra Cotta + AmeriColor Egg Yellow
- mint green – AmeriColor Turquoise + AmeriColor Electric Green
- yellow – AmeriColor Egg Yellow
- light blue – AmeriColor Royal Blue
- royal Blue – AmeriColor Royal Blue blue –
- light brown -extra yellow + orange icing from above + AmeriColor Warm Brown
- brown – Wilton Brown
- pink – AmeriColor Deep Pink + AmeriColor Ivory
Step 1: Use the bottom of the cookie cutter + an edible marker to create a line to
Step 2: Using the brown icing, outline
Step 3: Add a little couple little feathers with your choice of icing colors and a little yellow icing beak. Last outline and flood the white for the swaddle.
Step 4: Once everything has dried completely it’s time to add your airbrushed turkey print. I used my Sweet Sugarbelle stencil snap so I could leave the top open. You could also ice the blanket very first, let dry and airbrush the print on with a regular stencil holder. I found this quicker for me because I could decorate the entire cookie the first day, leaving just the airbrushing and swaddle lines for the second day.
Step 5: Add little feather details, headband lines, his snood, and swaddle blanket lines. Now your baby turkey is all done!
I’m seriously so in love with these little guys all snuggled up in their nest. Don’t forget to tag me in your turkey creations so I can see!
WANT TO CHECK OUT A FEW MORE THANKSGIVING TUTORIALS?
- Easy Turkey Cookies From Easter Basket Cutters
- Easy Leaf Cookies
- Cut Out Pumpkin Spice Cookie Recipe
- Pumpkin Cookies + Pumpkin Cookie Templates
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