I may be one of the only people out there who has not played Angry Birds (I am adding it to my “to do” list), but I couldn’t resist the opportunity recreate this highly addictive game in cookie form.
Last week my Aunt asked if I could make some cookies for my cousin’s birthday. At first I was thinking birthday cakes and candles, until I asked her for some of my cousin’s interests. She listed off a few things and then said, “She likes Angry Birds. Have you heard of that game?” BINGO!! Angry Birds…I was definitely up to the challenge!
I used The Sweet Adventures of SugarBelle’s Angry Birds tutorial as a guideline and inspiration (she is one of my favorite sugar cookie artists!!). But mostly I just copied some Google images. (I discovered a fantastic use for my anciently old and slow laptop! Once I found the images…which was quite painful – I have very little patience for loading pages…I just set the laptop up on my counter and referred to it as needed.)
How to make these cookies:
Since I didn’t have any Angry Bird cookie cutters to use (I’m sure they probably make them somewhere), I just made a template of the different bird shapes. I drew them out on a piece of paper and cut them out. Then I set the template on top of the rolled and chilled dough. Using a small, sharp knife I just around the template. It was a little time consuming, but perfect for specialty cookies like these.
Then I outlined the cookies using black piping royal icing. After it dried completely, I outlined and filled the “belly” colors. After they had a chance to dry, I filled the rest of the main colors. After the cookies were completely dry, I added the rest of the details. I also used a black food writer to fill in any little places that needed a touch up.
Let me know if you have any other questions about these cookies! I would be happy to answer any of your questions!!
Have you played Angry Birds? Which Angry Bird is your favorite character?
Isn’t this box cute! I found it at Standard Restaurant Supply this weekend. This is definitely one of my new favorite stores (just below Orson Gygi, Sur La Table, and Tai Pan Trading). Are any of you like me and get ridiculously excited walking through kitchen or baking stores?!