If you’ve followed me for any time at all you know I love making cute sugar cookies for themed parties, they are easy to personalize to any theme, and taste great! The kids love them.
When deciding which bird got to be what food the shape of the birds played a big part. The triangle shape of Chuck didn’t lend itself to a ton of options, but was perfect for cookies! And who doesn’t have a triangle shapped cookie cutter??? oh right, me… I used a house shaped cookie cuter I had and cut the roof off! You can find my recipe for sugar cookies and frosting on my bumble bee sugar cookie post.
So after they were all baked and cooled I made the frosting. To get black I add some dark cocoa powder to the frosting and then add black powder food dye. Also I work in VERY small batches for the black(this is a half batch and I had a TON left over), you don’t need a lot since we’re just piping the outlines. notice I offset the triangle outline a bit, that’s to leave room for the hair and tail tufts! (I used a tip 5)
Once that was dry I added the beak shape and eye shape, leaving the eye’s open as Chuck doesn’t have black eyebrows! Also no pupil, yet. Once your done with the black there will be more left, we want to use it again, but we don’t want it to dry out, so wrap a damp paper towel around the tip, and place it in a ziplock back to keep it from drying out.
An even smaller batch of the frosting in red, (actually I had leftover red candy melts after diping all of the “Red’s oreo pops” so I used that, but it was a MAJOR pain, it would be too runny, or too hard, I don’t recommend it) pipe on some thick red eyebrows! I used another tip 5 and just squeezed more, but a larger tip would work too.
Now make another batch of the frosting, this time thinned out (thinning directions on the airplane cookie post) and fill in the eyes, and create a soft tummy.
And now dye the rest of the batch yellow and color flow fill in the rest of the triangle (leaving only the beak left) the airplane cookie post has more step by step images of this smooth color flow technique.
Dye the rest of the thinned icing orange (just add some red to the yellow) and fill in the beaks! Take the black you had to the side, squeeze out a bit (it will be wetter near the tip where you had the damp paper towel) and then pipe on little dots for the eyes! Voila, your done! These take a bit longer because of the dry time, but they are always a hit and make a great impression!
See the rest of the Angry Bird’s Party
Angry Birds Cake
Red’s Oreo Pops
Matilda’s Cake Pops
Full Angry Bird’s party and printables