When I was approached about contributing an animal shape for Cookie Cutters for Charity, I immediately knew I wanted to do an elephant. My daughter-in-law was using elephants to decorate for our second grandchild arriving in May 2017. I had already planned to make some cute elephant cookies for the baby shower. So this was the perfect chance to come up with a cute shape for both the shower and the charity event. It was a win win for both!
I created this tutorial thinking that the cutters would be available by now, but I'm told they won't be ready until probably October 2017. So stay tuned for the chance to purchase a whole set of animal cookie cutters by a bunch of diverse cookie decorators for a good cause. :)
Ellie the Elephant (which is not an original name.....but since my granddaughter is Emmy, it fit) was born.
She's pretty easy to decorate. Just outline and flood the entire shape in the color glaze of your choice. Add a wet-on-wet pattern if desired. Allow it to dry for about 1 hour before adding a second layer for the head, ears, and trunk. (see photos below)
While the second layer is still wet, add two black pearls for her eyes.
And if you are so inclined, add stitch marks and eyebrows with a black edible food color marker.