If you’re looking for a sweet DIY project that’s perfect for Valentine’s check out these I love you beary much cookies. If you’re new here, I’ll share the basics to get you from start to finish, and if you’ve already got some cookie decorating experience under your
belt piping bag, below are the tools used, gel colors used, recipes and printable tags.
I thought I’d break it up a bit and include the Teddy Bear and Blue Heart Floral Cookies in this post and I’ll share the Valentine Vase, Heart Plant, and Branch Flower HERE.
in another post and video soon.
I’m also only including the floral cookie with the center blue flower, the rest will come in the next video.
The links to tools and recipes etc. following the video below.
Video – How to Decorate Teddy Bear and Floral Cookies with Royal Icing
If you enjoy watching the video on a different platform, I’ve listed the various places on social media you can find it:
Cookie Design Ideas and Cutter Sources
Thanks to the following sources for the cookie cutters and design inspiration!
- Teddy Bear Cutter and Design by The Cookiery
- Heart Flower Cookie Cutter by The Cookiery
- Vase with Flowers Cutter by The Cookiery, design by The Millers Wife Custom Cookies
- Flower Branch Cookie Cutter and Design by 6 Bittersweets
- Heart Cutter by Wilton
- Floral Design Bunting by Rifle Paper Co.
Projector for Tracing on Cookies
The decorating techniques might be easy for those talented at drawing, but since I’m not the best at it, I like using a projector to help with the design. If you’d like to try the projector for this or other projects, my tutorial is HERE.
Royal Icing Recipe and Icing Consistencies
Complete Guide to Royal Icing PDF
You can also find my Complete Guide to Royal Icing Consistency here.
Cookie Designs Icing Consistencies
All the icing consistencies are medium, unless mentioned otherwise. You can find my Complete Guide to Royal Icing Consistency here.
Cookie Decorating Basics
Here are some posts which take you through cookie decorating basics. If you’re a beginner, you can use these videos as a guide to basic decorating. I’ll mention details unique to each cookie in each cookie section below:
What you’ll need (The Amazon links are affiliate links):
- Piping Tips 1.5
- Piping Tips 4-6
- Piping Bags
- Tipless Piping Bags
- Americolor Gel Colors; Avocado, Super Black, Forest Green
- Wilton Gel Colors; Delphinium Blue, Pink, Brown, White
- Rainbow Dust ProGel Colors; Pink, Cream, Caramel, Strawberry
- Scribe Tool or Toothpicks
- Rainbow Dust Edible Ink Food Coloring Pens
- Pico Projector or Magnasonic Projector
- Arkon Remarkable Creators Phone and Tablet Stand (20% off with coupon code sweetopia)
Royal Icing Transfers or Floodwork
The little hearts on the teddy bear are royal icing transfers. Flood work, also known as runouts, transfers, color flow (by Wilton), or run sugar, is basically the piping of a runny royal icing onto parchment paper or acetate paper into an outlined shape. When the shape dries, you have an icing design which you can use for a multitude of decorating purposes; on cakes, cookies, gingerbread houses, cupcakes etc. You can also pipe onto wires, toothpicks, skewers etc. so that your design can be ‘free-standing’. You can find more detail on how to make them HERE.
Puffy Royal Icing
If you’d like some tips and tricks on how to get that puffy royal icing look, I have a Digital Download Tutorial in my shop.
Teddy Bear Cookies
Besides the basics to decorating which I’ve shared above, here are a few notes about the teddy bear cookies:
- I made the black icing a tad bit on the thick side so it would hold its shape nicely and not bleed into the lighter colors beneath.
- The pink for the ribbon is medium thick as well, to keep the line of the ribbon clean
Floral Heart Cookies
Besides the basics to decorating which I’ve shared above, here are a few notes about the blue floral heart cookies:
- The colors took a little while to get right. I tried to match the original Floral Design Bunting by Rifle Paper Co. I’ve listed all the gel colors I used under the title decorating tools, but to give you an idea of how they were mixed, I’ll share the basics below:
Dark foliage/leaves – Americolor forest green with touch of black
Pink flowers – Wilton pink with touch of black and Rainbow Dust cream
Chartreuse buds – Americolor avocado, Rainbow Dust caramel and cream
Blue – Wilton Delphinium blue, Rainbow Dust Cream and a touch of black
- For the tiny lines I used a medium thick icing consistency
i love you beary much heart cookies
Besides the basics to decorating which I’ve shared above, here are a few notes about the i love you beary much heart cookies:
- The fonts/tag can be found below in the printable tags I created
- The icing for the thinner lines is medium thick and the fill in or flood icing is medium consistency.
If you’d like to make the tags, the printable file is below. You can adjust the size of the tags in the printer settings. I cut them out with a Circle Cutter Punch.
Printable Valentine Tags
HERE is the link to these PRINTABLE tags: