I had never been asked to do Smurf cookies before so when my daughter-in-law Jen told me last week that she needed cookies for her sister (who is crazy about these little characters) I was excited to try my hand at them.
With the help of my Kopykake projector, these cookies came together easily. However, if you don’t have a Kopykate you can still make these cookies and later in the post I show you how.
The cookies were first piped and flooded with white royal icing and left to dry. Once dry, I used my Kopykake and outlined the projected image with black piping icing.
When the piping was dry, I flooded the different sections using blue, red, white or yellow, depending on which Smurf I was decorating.
When all flooding was completed, I let the cookies dry again overnight before adding the details for the eyes, mouth, mustaches, etc with a black food colouring pen.
NO KOPYKAKE – NO PROBLEM!
First of all, print off four pictures of the character you want to decorate. For these fluted round cookies the image I printed was 4 1/2″ high and 4″ wide. For this tutorial, I’m using Poppa Smurf. Leave one image intact for decorating reference and cut the three remaining images as shown.
Now, take the image of the Poppa Smurf’s full head, place it on your cookie and trace the outline.
As I’m going to pipe with black icing, I used a black marker.
Now, if you are really good at drawing free hand, you can proceed to fill in the details. If on the other hand, you are artistically challenged like me, you will use the templates in the following manner.
Placing your template without the Smurf’s hat onto your cookies, mark along the cut edge with an edible marker.
Next, use the template of the Smurf’s moustache and mark along the cut edge onto your cookie.
At this stage I felt confident enough to freehand where the Smurf’s eyes should go.
Your image is complete and your cookie is ready to pipe and flood!