Apr 09


Spring Cookies – Caterpillars, Butterflies & Bees

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I know, butterfly cookies, again. I made them quite a while ago though… To combat the snow we just received this week (I know it’s the last of it!!), I wanted to post some spring happiness.  These little critters are sugar cookies decorated with royal icing.  Originally flickr user Sweet Pudgy Panda was inspired by my butterfly cookies, and I in turn was inspired by hers.

It was nice to find the butterfly cookie cutters all together in a set; I love the variety of wing shapes! The caterpillar and bumble bee cookie cutter came separately.


I used the royal icing recipe from Peggy Porschen’s book, Pretty Party Cakes, to decorate all of the cookies. She has some really cute Easter cookies in her book that I would like to try; but don’t think I can squeeeeze in this year.  Next time!   For a ‘how to’ on making these butterfly cookies click on my cookie decorating tutorial – general tips and butterfly cookies here.

Happy Easter to you!

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  1. Val
    April 10, 2009 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful little cookies – much to pretty to eat!

  2. April 11, 2009 at 1:09 pm | Permalink


  3. April 13, 2009 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful cookies! Just the thing to usher in warm weather.

  4. April 13, 2009 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    What pretty cookies!

  5. Nancy
    April 16, 2009 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for mentioning me Marian! :blush: Your cookies are great!

  6. April 21, 2009 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

    :love: These are so beautiful! Thank you sooooooooooooo much for adding my link to your beautiful blog! I love your blog! So much to read and see here. How did you make the little scroll box with the code inside..the grab my link box? I would love to make one for my page. And I also made my page with three colums but I noticed that I can’t see my followers and blog list anymore..Yikes! 🙂 Do you see them when you come to my page? I hope you can help me. 🙂 Hope to talk toyou soon! 🙂

  7. April 29, 2009 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    Your cookies are so beautiful! I would love to learn how to do this kind of artwork. Thanks for stopping by my blog! 🙂

  8. Lisa
    May 19, 2009 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    I love your butterflies they are so pretty & perfect!!
    you have to tell me how you did that!!!!

  9. November 30, 2010 at 2:41 am | Permalink

    These cookies not only look beautiful, but I just can’t wait to savor one! I love the design and they look absolutely delectable. Very cute cookies!

  10. erika lara
    April 25, 2011 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    Hi Marian! sometimes when I dye the royal icing is blancoso, you know the reason?

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