How to Decorate Honeybee Cookies Like A Pro

by Katy - Bee Missionary May 13, 2020

How to Decorate Honeybee Cookies Like A Pro

We’ve brought some amazing cakes to your attention lately, so today we thought we’d explore bee-themed cookies.

The cookies should already be baked using cookie cutters and your favorite roll-out cookie dough recipe. They should be ready for icing. In this video the focus is on showing you how to ice these large cookies.

The instructions below are to give you the general idea, they are not exact. If you want to ice these cookies along with Master Baker Amber, bake and cool your cookies and arrange your supplies. Then follow along with her in the video.

Here’s what you’ll need for these honeybee cookies: cookie dough baked cookies, beehive cookie cutter, plaque cookie cutter, paring knife to cut honey jar cookie into shape, edible ink marker, flood consistency royal icing, medium consistency royal icing, tipless decorating bags, 12” decorating bags, decorating tips 1, 2 and 3, scribe tool. Amber used the Wilton Color Right color system to create all the icing colors she used in icing these cookies.

This 8:33-minute video is by the amazing Amber over at her baking studio, SweetAmbsCookies on Youtube:

BEEHIVE COOKIE

Start with icing a beehive cookie with golden yellow flood consistency royal icing and a decorating tip 2. Use a scribe tool to evenly distribute the icing. Ice the cookie in sections, leaving space in between. Allow the icing to dry for about 30 minutes. Fill in remaining sections with the same color and allow the icing to dry fully. Use green medium consistency royal icing and a decorating tip 1 to pipe swags. Pipe small bees with black flood consistency icing and a decorating tip 1, using a scribe tool to shape the icing. Add stripes to the black bee with golden yellow flood consistency icing and a decorating tip 1. Pipe wings with white medium consistency royal icing and a decorating tip 1, using a scribe tool to help shape the icing.

HONEY JAR COOKIE

Ice the top portion with brown flood consistency royal icing and a decorating tip 2. Ice the middle with green flood consistency icing and a tip 2, using a scribe tool to evenly distribute the icing. Ice the bottom portion with brown flood consistency icing. Ice the honey dipper handle in light brown flood consistency icing and a tip 2, using a scribe tool to help shape the icing. Let icing dry completely. Pipe the word “HONEY” with white medium consistency royal icing and a decorating tip 1. Make it look a bit whimsical. Use a scribe tool to help shape the icing. Use a dark edible ink marker to write Super Raw in a thin, fancy script. Add dripping honey with golden brown flood consistency royal icing and a decorating tip 1.

PLAQUE COOKIE

Ice the cookie with yellow flood consistency royal icing and a decorating tip 3, using a scribe tool to evenly spread the icing. While the yellow icing is still wet, pipe a honeycomb pattern with green flood consistency icing and tip 1, making a honeycomb design outline. Allow the icing to dry completely. Pipe a bee in 3 sections using black flood consistency icing and a decorating tip 1. Use a scribe tool to help shape the icing. Add stripes with golden yellow flood consistency icing and a tip 1. Allow the icing to dry 30 minutes. Pipe legs with black flood consistency icing and a tip 1. Use a scribe tool to help shape the icing. Add wings with medium consistency white royal icing and a decorating tip 1. Pipe a bead border with golden yellow stiff consistency icing and a tip 3. Use a fine tip edible ink marker to draw veins in the wings.

WRAPPING IT ALL UP

And there you have it! Three elegant and luxurious bee-themed cookies that are so beautiful you won’t want to eat them. At the end of the video is an offer for a free jar of raw honey from the awesome Thrive Market, but since the video is over 3 years old we do not know if it is still a valid offer, you'd have to ask them. Check out the links for this project on Amber's SweetAmbsCookies, it links the supplies to her Amazon store and you can access her ultimate guide to royal icing. If you love baking, you may want to subscribe to her channel.

If you bake and ice these cookies, please show them to us over on our Facebook page. We'd love to see them! :)

 

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