Quinn’s toddler friend Ozzy just celebrated his first birthday, which was exactly the excuse I was looking for to make these ca-ray-zee cute hippo sugar cookies! I spotted them at Sweet Sugar Belle’s blog and started hunting through my cookie cutters to find something that might work for a hippo head.
When I found the skull cookie cutter (from a Halloween set), I knew we had a winner. Just trim the cheekbones off and perfecto! That last sentence sounds creepy.
I used a little bit of Americolor Black and a pinch of Americolor Violet to make the grayish color. Following Sweet Sugar Belle’s cookies, I used black pearl sprinkles for the eyes instead of icing, which was a big timesaver, but my black pearls bled out a bit. Boo. No idea how to prevent this, so if anyone has tips, please do share!
Wishing a very happy birthday to little Ozzy and his parents, too! Hip Hippo Hurray Ozzy! You’re officially 1!