Rustic Rabbits

I really liked the shape of these cookies.  A cross between folk art and primitive design, I wanted their shape and texture to stand out.  I drew the bunny outlines on card stock and then hand cut them out of dough by tracing the shape with a sharp knife. The color was a mix of Americolor warm brown and black. I flooded the whole cookie with 15-20 second royal icing, waited a minute, and then stippled the whole surface with scrunched saran wrap to achieve the texture look.  While the base icing was still wet, I stuck in the whiskers (shredded wafer paper). Once that had dried completely, a black dot for the eyes was added and I shaded with watered down dark brown and a paint brush. The last addition was the painted pink blush for the ears and “cheeks.”

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I had a few spare blank cookies left from another order so I added a different perspective rabbit and a carrot for this last pic.

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