I recently welcomed a new baby cousin into my family. As you can tell by the cookies his name is Zackery. I wanted to make onesie and teddy bears to celebrate. I've done tons of onesies while I was decorating for a living, and I wanted to do something different. I once did a baby shower order that was jungle themed with monkeys and lions and elephants and I thought it would be really cute to do those images but on the onesies. The great thing about this design is you can alter them and do any decoration you want on the onesie. You can go to my flickr and see some variations on baby cookies like punk rock baby cookies or jungle baby shower, . Also, you can do variations on the bears. Last year for the holidays I made them into polar bears with scarves!
Safari Onesies and Teddy BearsDecorating level: Medium
Concept, design, and execution by Jesika Rose
- Gluten Free Chocolate Sugar Dough Recipe
- Royal Icing Recipe
- Onesie and Teddy Bear cutters
- 6 Decorating bags, couplers, tips, and rubber bands
- Three #3 round tips
- Three #2 round tips
- Three #1 round tips
- Gel food coloring:
- Lemon Yellow
- Sky Blue
Outlining tip: When you outline, don't hold the tip too close to the cookie. I actually don't have the steadiest hands, but I get straight lines by holding the tip high off the cookie. Letting the icing almost fall onto the cookie, the line comes out a lot more smoothly. If you hold the tip too closely every little shake your hand makes will show up because the icing is hitting the cookie the second it comes out of the tip.
I'll post these separately, but it's best to do both designs simultaneously. Since they're a very similar process.
First, the Onesies:
Outline the cookie with the thick icing and fill it completely with the loose. You'll need to let it dry completely before the next step. At least a few hours if not overnight.
First outline the onesie completely. Then outline the neck, the arms, the line connecting from the corner of the neck to the arms. Outline the part that folds over at the bottom, and the lines for the holes for the legs. Do three little dots for the buttons.
This is the base for each onesie. Outline them all the same. Then you can change up the animals in each. At this point switch the thick blue to a #1 tip. The orange and yellow you can leave #2's for now. Next do all the animals' "first layer."
Do a yellow circle for the lion's face. I just used the thick icing. Then use the orange and create the mane. Use the yellow again to do the ears.
First do the shape of the giraffe's body in yellow. Then use the blue to do his feet, tail, and "antlers."
Let all those layers dry slightly. If you used just the thick icing it shouldn't take long at all. Now switch the orange and yellow to #1 tips as well.
The lion: give him eyes and a nose. I like to do the nose as a little heart.
The giraffe: Give him an eye and some spots. Again I did the spots in heart shapes.
The elephant: Give him an eye and an ear. The ear can be slightly heart shaped.
Now onto the Teddy Bears:
If you have any questions let me know! And you can see the whole Onesie and Teddy Bear set on my flickr.