How to Decorate Brontosaurus Sugar Cookies
Prepare the following items:
6 Tipless Piping Bags
Leaf Green Food Coloring
Pumpkin Orange Food Coloring
Super Black Food Coloring(you can also use a candy or edible marker for the black--see step 7)
Bright White Food Coloring)
Spatulas & pint glasses to fill your piping bags
Step 1: Bake and cool cookies before decorating. Make sure cookies are fully cooled. If they are warm, the icing will run off of them. Make royal icing. Learn how to mix different consistencies of royal icing here>>
Prepare the following icing colors:
Black (Optional if using a candy-see step 9)
Step 2: Using piping consistency green icing, outline the shape. Be sure to define all 4 legs when outlining, as this will help to add dimension to your brontosaurus.
Step 3: With piping consistency green icing, pipe rectangles for the back two legs. Let the icing dry slightly, then use flood consistency green icing to fill in these two small rectangles that will be the brontosuarus's back legs.
Step 4: Using piping consistency green icing, pipe some squiggles in the body of the brontosaurus. This will help to give your flood some structure, so that the icing doesn't collapse as it cools.
Step 5: Fill in the body of the beast with flood-consistency green icing. Use a scribe tool or toothpick to move the icing around to ensure full coverage.
Step 6: While the flood icing is still wet, use piping consistency orange royal icing to pipe dots and swirls to give your dino some detail. Doing this step while your green flood icing is still wet will ensure that the details look like they are part of the dino, rather than standing out on the body of the dino. If you prefer more dimension, you can wait for your flood icing to dry 30-60 minutes before piping the details.
Step 7: To create some detail in the belly, pipe orange piping consistency icing on the underside of the dino, then use a scribe tool to create swirls & blend the belly area into the rest of the dino.
Step 8: Using white piping consistency royal icing, pipe dots to create dino toes.
Step 9: Using black piping consistency royal icing, pipe a small dot to create an eye for your dino. If you want to skip mixing up a batch of black icing, you can also use a small candy or nonpareil to create the dinosaur eye.
And you're done! Your guests will roar with delight when they munch on these colorful cookies!
Cookies decorated by Julia Perugini of @juliascookiesaz