Owls are right up there after unicorns on my list of favorite things. I have something owl related in almost every room of my house. I love how owls look with their large yellow eyes. The symbolism of owls standing for wisdom, intuition, and keen observation intrigues are traits that I strongly believe in.
Anytime I get the chance to make owl cookies I jump at it. Owls for some reason are very adaptable to almost any shape. In 2012 at the first Cookie Con I participated in the mystery shape challenge, I made an owl. This is what it looked like. I have thirteen different owl cutters in my larger cookie cutter collection. Getting to make an owl out of a non-owl cutter was a fun challenge.
I had a bunch of shades of blue icing so that's what I went with. I started by piping the head and flooding it. Once the head was dry, I piped and flooded the body. While the icing was wet, I piped a circle with polka dots for the tummy. Below the body, I piped a brown branch as the owls perch. I added one eye at a time because I didn't want the dots to get to smooshed together. Once the body was dry, I made brush embroidery wings. I piped the tail feathers below the branch. The final touches were adding a beak, feet, and painting some detail on the wings and tail feathers.
If you haven't figured it out, below is the cookie cutter I used to make today's cookies. This may look like a snowman but it's known as the Super Cutter. Sugarbelle has used as a mermaid, football player, flower, etc.