Last September a friend asked me to make owls for a baby shower. Who knew that the next time a friend wanted cookies for a baby shower that it would be a second request for owls AND trees! I decided that I would change up the owl design and try to give their feathers a textured appearance. Once again, I used a large tulip cutter and shortened the outer points of the flower for the owls ears.
I made RI transfers for the eyes with off white edible pearls. For some reason the white pearls absorbed the brown icing and took on a marbled look, but I think they look just fine on the finished cookie.
Laurie (Cookie Bliss) graciously gave me permission to use her designs as inspiration for my trees. Since I did not have a tree cutter, I used a flower cutter for the tree top and a template to cut the trunk.