Med-Duck Cookies

November 26, 2013

Hello, it has been awhile hasn’t it?  Things have been busier than normal for me and I hope to share with you why in the next few weeks.  In the meantime, I’m happy to have some time now to share a new cookie design that I did several weeks ago.

One of our neighbours had to have a very unexpected surgery late in the summer.  He was in the hospital for awhile and it was quite serious for a few weeks.  He came home to a long recovery and though he did lose the use of his leg for some time, due to regular therapy he is able to walk now with the aid of a walker.  Thankfully, he is doing extremely well and we are delighted to see that his walks around the neighbourhood are growing in distance all the time.

When our neighbour first came home to recuperate, I thought that he might need a little cheering up so I made him some Med-Duck cookies using a duck cookie cutter and Sweet Ambs wonderful technique to give a fluffy/furry texture to the ducks.

Med Ducks Made Fluffy with Royal Icing

You’ll need yellow, orange, green, red and black icing to decorating these cookies.  Prior to decorating the cookies you will first need to print out or draw tiny little red crosses.  I printed out mine and then laying them under a sheet of lightly greased Saran Wrap, use red piping icing to flood the crosses.  Let dry overnight before removing from the Saran Wrap.

Med Duck Red Crosses Flooded

Once the red crosses have completely hardened, you are ready to start decorating your ducks.  Use yellow piping icing to outline for the face, feathers and tail.

Piping Yellow Outline for Med Duck Cookies

When the yellow piping has dried, use green piping icing to outline for the *scrub* hat, and jacket.  Once the piping has been completed, you can use orange piping icing (rather runny) to fill in the beak area.

Med Duck Outlined in Green Piping Icing

When all the piping has dried, you can start flooding the areas in the matching flood icing.  I did the face, feathers and tail first. Med Duck Yellow Flood Icing Applied.

When the duck has been completely flooded, apply the little red cross and  use black piping icing to make the eye.  When this icing had dried, I brushed a little bit of corn syrup on the beak, eye and red cross to give them a little shine.Med Duck Completing Flooded and Red Cross Added with Eye and Feather Detail

The feather *fluffy* technique is done when the head, tail and feathers have dried completely.  Apply a little yellow icing on each area and then dab the icing all over the area with a dry brush.  I love this technique of Ambers!  When the *fluffed* area has dried on the feathers, use your black piping icing to add a few little curves.

If you are making these for someone who is recuperating from surgery or just feeling a little blue, packaging them up with a little card adds the perfect finishing touch and will surely bring a smile to the recipient.

Med Ducks Packaged for Giving

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Anne @ Have a Cookie! November 26, 2013 at 2:23 pm

What a great idea! They are adorable!


Paula November 30, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Thank you Anne :)


The Bearfoot Baker November 26, 2013 at 2:46 pm

They are so CUTE! I am glad your neighbor is doing well. He is very lucky to have someone like you live close! You are very, very sweet!


Paula November 30, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Thank you Lisa. They were fun to make and I loved doing the fuzzy/fluffy technique of Sweet Ambs.


Choc Chip Uru November 26, 2013 at 2:51 pm

These are both gorgeous and delicious, too cute :D
The nurses outfit is genius!



Paula November 30, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Thanks so much!


Renee - Kudos Kitchen November 26, 2013 at 4:18 pm

Those are super cute, Paula. Sure to make anybody feel better :)


The Partiologist November 27, 2013 at 9:36 am

Oh my goodness, I couldn’t wait to see the cookies and they are cuter then cute!


Paula November 30, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Thank you. Our neighbour and his wife did enjoy them.


Kelly @ JAX does design November 27, 2013 at 9:47 am

Awwww, your med duck cookies are so cute! I bet they brightened up your neighbour’s day :-)


Jacquee @ I Sugar Coat It November 27, 2013 at 9:47 pm

You’re just so sweet and kind! These little duckies are just the thing to cheer a person up! They are so adorable and such a cool technique!


Paula November 30, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Sweet Ambs is so very talented and so very generous in sharing her wonderful techniques.


Melissa November 29, 2013 at 1:30 am

So cute! Looking forward to hearing your news when you can share :)


Paula November 30, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Thanks Melissa. Hope to share *the news* sometime the second week of December. Nothing big…just something new for me :)


Joan - My Cookie Clinic November 29, 2013 at 6:23 pm

Paula, These ducks are so cute and creative. I just love the green doctor’s cap on their little heads! I’m sure these cookies sped up your neighbor’s recovery. …so very thoughtful.


Sharon November 30, 2013 at 1:31 am

These are adorable! They would be great for lifeguards too ;-) I am glad your neighbor is on the mend. Hope all is well with you and yours!


Paula November 30, 2013 at 12:22 pm

You are right Sharon, they would be great for lifeguards too. Wonderful idea!


Amanda November 30, 2013 at 3:06 pm

You are so talented! They look gorgeous, as always!


Paula December 1, 2013 at 5:42 pm

You flatter me Amanda, thank you so much.


Gail December 1, 2013 at 10:47 am

SO adorable, Paula! Great idea and great execution!


Paula December 1, 2013 at 5:35 pm

I’m very flattered by your comment Gail. Thank you!


Lora December 30, 2013 at 1:54 pm

So thoughtful Paula. I love the fluffy technique. My husband and any Doctor would love these.


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