To make these panda bear cookies, I used the cutter I got from Disney last fall.
Since the ears seemed a bit too big and stand-out-ish (and Mickey-like.....heehee)
I decided to trim the edges with a heart cutter.
This photo shows the difference of the original shape on the far left
and the modified version in the middle and on the right.
The same day I baked the cookies, I also made some glaze icing transfers for the bears snout.
I did these on parchment paper and allowed them to dry overnight.
Because black and white tend to be problem colors for bleeding,
I always give them extra dry time before adding them side-by-side.
I outlined and flooded the ears and eyes of my pandas on Day 1
to allow them to dry overnight before adding the white face.
When I flooded the eyes, I immediately added a black sugar pearl for dimension.
The next day I outlined and flooded the white face.
I allowed it to dry for a few hours and then "glued" on the white snout.
You can add the black nose on the snout before or after you glue it to the face.
For a few finishing details, I painted a white outline around the black sugar pearls
with a tiny paint brush and white Americolor Bright White gel.
And with a black food color marker, add the mouth.