With the new Yogi Bear movie recently released I fell in love with the impish little bears all over again. So much so, that they inspired my latest baking adventure. I'm still a long way to decorating cookies to the level of perfection of some out there. I look at the cookies made by Bake at 350, Glorious Treats , Sweetopia, and Sweet Sugar Belle and am completely inspired and at a loss at the same time.
Although I'm creative, I'm not necessarily "artistic" and was laughed at in painting class back in art school because well ya I wasn't very good. So this was a big challenge for me: trying to transpose multiple images of yogi and boo boo into a Christmas cookie. I've accepted I don't have the patience to decorate a large quantity of cookies at one time.
I made one Yogi cookie and one Boo-Boo cookie and that was enough for me. I made rough outlines of the shapes I wanted in Illustrator based on a few images I found on the internet, printed them and used the outline as a guide to trace the cookie shapes. I kept the shapes simple enough to make into cookies and then worked on creating the colors and basic faces of the darling little bears.
I love the packaging! Cute little christmas wish from my favorite bears!
Step 1– Outline his face, Let dry.
Step 2–Add in facial features and suit.
Step 1– Outline his face, and hat. Let dry.
Step 2–Add in facial features, hat, and bow.
Want to try them for yourself? Here is the outline I made to make the cookies. I printed it out on thicker cardstock, cut out the shapes and used a sharp knife to trace the outline into chilled cookie dough.