Wednesday, January 14, 2015

You are Too Stinkin' Cute!

For years, I've thought of making skunk cookies for Valentine's Day, but never really questioned why. It dawned on me not long ago...Pepe LePew, the most romantic of all Looney Tunes characters.
(Unless, of course, you count Yosemite Sam.)

heart-shaped skunk cookies ... you're too stinkin' cute!  {valentine decorated cookie tutorial}
You could make these cookies into a "Love Stinks" theme for Valentine's Day, but I like the love sayings..."Too Stinkin' Cute," "You're Odor-able," "Scent-sational valentine." Also, these would make really cute valentine cookies for kids..."for my little stinker."

heart-shaped skunk cookies ... you're too stinkin' cute!  {valentine decorated cookie tutorial}
Even if you don't make the cookies with the words to go with them, these heart skunk cookies are perfectly sweet on their own...and easy to make. I think Pepe and his kitty friend would approve.

heart-shaped skunk cookies ... you're too stinkin' cute!  {valentine decorated cookie tutorial}
To make Valentine Skunk Cookies, you'll need:
heart-shaped skunk cookies ... you're too stinkin' cute!  {valentine decorated cookie tutorial}
Use a #2 tip to outline the cookies with black icing. Reserve some of this icing for piping details later.

Thin the black icing with water, a bit at a time, stirring with a silicone spatula, until it is the consistency of a thick syrup. You'll want to drop a "ribbon" of icing back into the bowl and have it disappear in a count of "one thousand one, one thousand two." Four is too thick, one is too thin. Count of 2-3 is good. Cover with a damp dishcloth and let sit for several minutes.

heart-shaped skunk cookies ... you're too stinkin' cute!  {valentine decorated cookie tutorial}
Stir the icing gently with a spatula, then pour into a squeeze bottle. Flood the cookies with the thinned icing, using a toothpick to guide to the edges and pop any large air bubbles. Let the cookies sit for at least one hour.

heart-shaped skunk cookies ... you're too stinkin' cute!  {valentine decorated cookie tutorial}
heart-shaped skunk cookies ... you're too stinkin' cute!  {valentine decorated cookie tutorial}
After an hour or more, pipe the white detail outline over the black icing, using a #2 tip. Thin the white icing as above, then flood the white outline.

heart-shaped skunk cookies ... you're too stinkin' cute!  {valentine decorated cookie tutorial}
Switch the tip on the black icing to a #1 and pipe on ears. Add a bit of icing to the back of a large heart sprinkle and add for a nose. Use a #1 tip to add eyes with blue icing.

heart-shaped skunk cookies ... you're too stinkin' cute!  {valentine decorated cookie tutorial}
Let the icing dry uncovered for 6-8 hours or overnight.

The next day, mix 1/4 teaspoon each meringue powder and water. Brush the mixture onto the white portion of the skunk face. Sprinkle on the sanding sugar; shake off the excess.
heart-shaped skunk cookies ... you're too stinkin' cute!  {valentine decorated cookie tutorial}

Do you guys love Valentine's Day as much as I do? I think it has to be my favorite cookie season! ♥
heart-shaped skunk cookies ... you're too stinkin' cute!  {valentine decorated cookie tutorial}
Cheers to Pepe! ♥


18 comments:

  1. I love these little stinkers!!! So cute, thank you for sharing!

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  2. I'M IN LOVE WITH THESE. I want them to be my Valentine!! I would go with the 'love stinks' … but that's just me! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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  3. Too stinkin' cute is right! Love these :)

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  4. these are absolutely adorable!

    http://csconfetti.blogspot.com

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  5. I love Valentine's Day! These cookies are such a fun idea...I'll definitely use this recipe next month. Happy Thursday :)
    http://www.lovecompassionatelee.com/thinkoutloud/2015/1/15/11515

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  6. These are too stinkin' cute!!! I love them.

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  7. These ARE so stinkin' cute! They remind me of a watch my late husband gave me for Valentine's Day many years ago. Pepe LePew was on the face of the watch and when you pushed a button on the side, it played "I'm in the Mood for Love." He was such a romantic!

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  8. Beyond stinkin' cute!!! I have to show my cookie obsessed niece (who is a big fan of yours!)...these are adorable. You are so incredibly talented Bridget!

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  9. I just love-love-LOVE these little stinkers! And the furry sugar on Pepe makes him extra over-the-top "odor-able," too! (Love that new pun!) You are just too cute, Bridget! <3

    Nicole (Life's a Batch)

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  10. The stinkers look so cute.
    http://www.widesold.com

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  11. Did MR. E help with those puns?!? Cute!

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  12. You sure come up with some cute ideas! Love them!

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  13. So adorable! Any tips on keeping the black icing from staining teeth? I can't stand when that happens :/ I was thinking of maybe using black sugar instead of black icing

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