Saturday, October 13, 2012

A Family of Giraffes

I have a love-hate relationship with this cookie cutter.  Loved him so much that I was determined to add him to my collection even though I had to figure out how to get him to travel all the way from Australia to Chicago, Illinois, USA  link.  Hate him because he is so darn tempermental.  If the neck doesn't break while cutting, it breaks after baking.  If the neck doesn't break, watch out for the antlers.

Last Christmas, I made a few of these adorable reindeer and then retired the cutter to the Christmas cookie cutter box.  Little did I know that he would be quite a popular guy in the summer when he reappeared on Sweet Sugar Belle's blog as a giraffe.

When a friend called and asked for giraffe cookies for a baby shower, I was happy to do them.  Although I've never made giraffes before, I knew that very little planning would be needed because I could go directly to SSB's blog and follow her clear, step-by-step instructions link.  Of course, I couldn't just stick to the reindeer cutter, I had to try one of the alternative cutters that SSB suggested, so I used the reindeer and 2 different pineapples to make my family of giraffes.
Baby has Dad's face and Mom's eyes
Daddy giraffe is quite large and while decorating I kept seeing Fred Flintstone's Dino or a big purple dinosaur! 


  1. Your pink giraffes are adorable! Gotta love that Sugarbelle!

    1. Thanks for the compliment. This was a fun set of cookies to do, but I could never have created them without SSB's tutorial. I am so grateful that she is willing to share her talent with other cookie decorators.


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