Friday, April 8, 2011

Leo the Lion (cookies)

 
So, my sister, Molly, recently had her third baby. Her third boy, I might add.  Her third boy, all of whom are ages 4 and under.

{I'm not a psychic, but I see lots of Legos and Hot Wheels in her future.}

Meet Leo...
{I know, right?  Not only is he beautiful, he's the sweetest baby ever.}


These cookies were really heavily influenced my i am baker's lion cookies.  (Amanda uses a glaze icing on her cookies and they have *the prettiest* shine, don't they?}

Want to make them?  You'll need:
 
Sketch it out first, if you want.  I usually do.  And I make a note of whether I need colors to outline (O) or fill (F).

 
OK, let's get decorating.  Pipe a circle in the darker color with a #2 tip.


Add ears.


With a toothpick, scrape away the separation between the ears and the face.


Outline the mane.

Thin the two yellows with water until they are the consistency of thick syrup.  Cover with a damp dish towel and let sit for several minutes.

Stir gently with a rubber spatula and pour into squeeze bottles.


Fill in the mane with darker yellow.


Fill in the face with lighter yellow.


Drop on darker dots for the ears on the wet icing.

Let the cookies sit at least one hour.


Using a #1 tip, add the whiskers, eyes and mouth in black icing.  Add the nose in pink.

Let the cookies dry overnight.


The next day, add little dots on the face with a black food coloring pen.


{PS....whenever I think of lions, I think of Mr. TidyMom.  He let me bottle feed a LION, y'all.  And the lion's name?  Leo.}

Welcome to the world, sweet Leo!  We love you!

75 comments:

  1. Both Leo's are so adorable. Congratulations on your new nephew.

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  2. That is the sweetest baby! I love those adorable cookies too!

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  3. So Adorable and sweet! I'm tackling cookies this weekend to celebrate the arrival of my friend's baby girl.

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  4. Ok Leo is just ADORABLE!!! can I borrow him for a few days?♥

    and these cookies........LOVE them Bridget!!! I love reading your set by set directions!! you make it look so easy!!

    ooooh, I want to go watch your video again....we miss having you here!!

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  5. These are SO adorable, and so is Leo! I want to bottlefeed a baby lion! :)

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  6. amazing cookies for an amazing baby!

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  7. The baby is so cute and so are the cookies!! I love the soft yellow and how adorable the lions are!

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  8. Look at the eyes on that baby!! So adorble, and great cookies too!

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  9. Oh he has the most gorgeous eyes, just adorable and the cookies are super sweet as well.

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  10. soooo cute! the baby, and the cookies!

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  11. These are SO adorable! Love them!

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  12. Those have got to be the cutest cookies for the cutest little baby! Oh my goodness :D

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  13. Those cookies are ADORABLE!!! You are so darn talented and fun girl!

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  14. OH now I want a baby and cute cookies!!! Love these.

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  15. Oh my goodness. Leo is SO cute. Congrats you crafty, creative Auntie you.

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  16. Your cookies are sweet. Your nephew is absolutely gorgeous.

    P.S. Love in your list of *supplies* that you added *a baby named Leo*

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  17. He's precious! Just precious!!

    You really did a nice post - you make it look so easy! Adorable cookie design!

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  18. A-dor-able. That little Leo is too precious for words! And the cookies are darling!

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  19. Your cookies are so cute and your nephew is so BEAUTIFUL!

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  20. These are so adorable. You are the world's most patient cookie decorator:)

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  21. Oh that little baby face!!! just wanna squeeze love into him!!!! Love the cookies-especially the little pink noses!!

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  22. Those are the cutest cookies! I loved watching the video of you with the lions and tigers, how much fun that must have been!

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  23. So pleasing to the eyes and definitely pleasing to taste. Love it!

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  24. Awww these cookies are just too cute! Just like Leo! I couldn't help but smile when I saw both.

    I love your step by step instructions. Great for anyone who is new to decorating sugar cookies.

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  25. What beautiful eyes! These cookies are amazing! Such talent!

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  26. Love the two shades of yellow! And it's tough to say who the cuter Leo is! ;)

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  27. Leo is adorable and what a cute idea for cookies. PS-I didn't even know there was such a thing as a food coloring pen!

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  28. Soooo adorable both the cookies and especially the baby. Congratulations!

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  29. Wow Leo is really so beautiful...congratulations...and cookies are wonderful.
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    May I ask you if you know where I cuold find a good cake decorating supplies store in Beverly Hills??? Probably I'm going to spend few days in LA during my travel to Mexixo next summer and I would like to buy a lot of things that here in Italuìy are impossible to find..thank you and hugs, Flavia

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  30. These are just too, too cute! The cookies are ALMOST as adorable as Baby Leo!! (and believe me, those cookies are fabulous!!!!!)

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  31. Baby Leo is so adorable! Your sister must have her hand full. Those cookies are so darn cute! You keep on amazing me with your talent. How much time do you spend making and decorating cookies. Your home must smell so yummy all the time.

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  32. Adorable baby / cute cookies.

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  33. These were adorable and delicious! Thanks for making them for us! I ate Leo's share! The sugar high is helping me keep up with them all!

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  34. I love him so much~Leo is just beautiful. What awesome cookies Aunt B

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  35. Oh Leo is adorable! His eyes are just gorgeous! And your cookies - oh my word, Bridget. So cute!

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  36. These are so adorable! And your nephew's eyes are so gorgeous!

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  37. What a gorgeous baby! And, cute cookies of course!

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  38. Will you provide the baby LEO? He is ADORABLE!!! {He's kind of stealing the spotlight} But not completely! Love the little lion cookies, yours and Amandas, and hope I get to try some soon!!!

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  39. Leo and his namesake cookies are so cute!

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  40. Aww super cute Leo and equally adoreable cookies. I can keep going awww for the whole day...they are that cute.

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  41. Both adorable, and definitely not late bloomers!

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  42. beautiful cookies, but I'm so jealous, I wanna feed a lion as well!! :)

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  43. The cookies are adorable, but I have to say, I want to take a bite out of Leo!!!!

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  44. Beautiful cookies, wonderful tutorial, thanks so much for sharing. I love tutorials and how you all come up with such wonderful ideas and share them. The baby though - oh my gosh. Leo is beyond adorable!!!

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  45. I HAVE A QUESTION.... I've started making cute cookies, but I'm disappointed when the icing dries and it isn't pretty and glossy any more....any way to correct that or is that just the way it is?

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  46. What a cutie! Love the cookies too:)

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  47. Wow, both Leo and the Leo the Lion Cookies are absolute perfection!

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  48. This is the first time at your blog. I heart your cookies! And Leo, both are so cute. I will be back to see and try to decorate my own. I love cookies and baking them. Thanks for your great creativity.

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  49. Your sister is a very busy gal, with a beautiful new little Leo. I love your cookies!! And I just want to say that I used Amanda's glaze icing for the first time recently - and I love it! I'll definitely be using it again.

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  50. Adorable! Both of them! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  51. These are really sweet. Thanks for all the detailed instructions!!

    http://thetastysidetolife.blogspot.com/2011/02/champagne-tasting-trip-chateau-viewing.html

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  52. Seriously, that has to be one of the cutest cookies ever on your site. And,the little one! Oh no... you're making me want to breed again! LOL! :)

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  53. As mommy to a four month old Leo I love, love, love these cookies...now if only I had time and another set of hands and arms to make them!

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  54. These cookies are great. Perfect for little Leo. Isn't Leo the most beautiful baby?

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  55. Your new nephew is adorable! What a cutie pie. Love the cookies you made for him. That icing of Amanda's is awesome!

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  56. everytime i come over to visit my head just shakes back & forth in pure amazement of your talent!!!

    adorable cookies & of course that little guy is the cutest thing ever.

    have a super week!
    xo
    kelle

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  57. congratulations and what a perfectly sweet welcome for a perfect baby boy!

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  58. Love the simplicity of these, but they give such adorable results. That little crooked grin on the lion is just too much!

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  59. Leo and his cookies are so adorable! I now follow you!

    Vanessa at http://lellaboutique.blogspot.com

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  60. This looks absolutely fantastic! Thanks for sharing! Leo looks so cute!

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  61. those are beautiful......the cookies and Leo!

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  62. Those are absolutely adorable cookies, but look at Leo. Oh my, I could just hug him through the screen!! Gorgeous eyes, his mom will be turning the girls away for sure.

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  63. So cute! Thanks for the great tutorial! It would be so easy to just change the decorations a bit (pink!) and come up with Hello Kitty cookies. I have 3 little granddaughters who would love these!

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  64. Oh my! How cute is he???? So sweet!

    Love these cookies! Love all of your posts really. I really love how you break it down so those of us *cough me cough* who lack crafty / artistic skills can follow along. :)

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  65. So cute! Both of them are cute!

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  66. Oh my goodness... These are so adorable! And, Leo is such an adorable little guy... Congrats :)

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  67. I love your cookies. Everytime I see a post with a new adorable cookie I say "I need to try doing this" and than I don't. I really need to put this on my to do list!!!

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  68. WoW! In the end it really came out good!

    You might consider following my blog!

    cakesensation.blogspot.com

    Cheers

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  69. What a cute idea!

    I recently discovered your site and I'm really enjoying everything I read!

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  70. These are too cute and look pretty easy to make, thanks for sharing.

    Stacy

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  71. I love those cookies! That are so adorable and way too cute to eat.

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  72. Adorable nephew! Adorable cookies! And what a memorable experience! Thanks for letting us live vicariously through the video. :)

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