I made these My Little Pony Cookies for my Niece Lily’s Fifth Birthday. They were definitely a hit! This pony’s name is Fluttershy.
Here is how the party tray looked. I thought the flowers coordinated well with the My Little Pony Cookies. Keep reading for a detailed description on how I made these cookies…Step 1 – How to Make a My Little Pony Cookie – Prepare the cookie dough
Prepare sugar cookie dough at least several hours before baking or the day before. Sugar cookie dough lasts for a few days in the refrigerator or up to 2 months in the freezer. This is the recipe I used for the My Little Pony Cookies and most sugar cookies.
Step 2 – How to make a My Little Pony Cookie – Cut Shapes and Bake Cookies
Use an image of a My Little Pony cartoon to cut out the cookie. I am realistic when it comes to how complicated of a shape I can handle. In this case I did not try to make the shape of the cookie exactly the same as the shape of the image.
For the My Little Pony Cookie template I start by outlining and cutting the pony shape on the back of a paper plate… keeping all things touching the dough food safe.
I use a sharp paring knife to then cut out the dough. Make the dough is very cold so that it is easy to cut out the shapes and trace the My Little Pony cookie template with a knife.
Chill the shapes before baking. This helps keep the spreading to a minimum.
Here are the My Little Pony cookies blank. Yes, I did experience some spreading today. I don’t mind at all and will continue to use my favorite sugar cookie recipe because it is so delicious. Use whatever sugar cookie recipe you prefer.
Step 3 – How to Make a My Little Pony Cookie – Prepare icing.
I use Royal Icing to decorate these My Little Pony cookies. The recipe I use can be found here. For this cookie we will need a purplish-pink, a deep yellow, and just a bit of white and black for the eyes.
If at all possible prepare the black icing a couple of days in advanced. I mix just a small amount of icing with Americolor Super Black. For this cookie I thinned the icing only slightly, to piping or writing consistency. The black icing is just right when it makes small peaks that fall over, yet hold their shape. Place in a disposable bag with a P.M.E 1.5 or a Wilton #1 tip.
White icing is very simple. Just thin out some of the royal also to writing or piping consistency. Icing should form soft peaks when lifted with a spoon. Place in a disposable piping bag with a P.M.E 1.5 or a Wilton #1 tip.
For the purplish pink icing I used two parts Americolor Deep pink to one part Wilton Violet. Use whatever pink and purple dyes that you have – again this is just a cookie – it does not have to be perfect. This will be used for Fluttershy’s hair. Thin some of this icing to piping or writing consistency and some of it for flooding the cookie. Icing for flooding should be like honey or corn syrup.
For the yellow icing I used Wilton Lemon Yellow. When mixing these colors I referred to the image of the My Little Pony to make sure my colors were close to the image. Be sure not to add to much dye. If that happens you can always tone down the color with more white royal icing. Again, you will need a thicker consistency icing for outlining and a thinner consistency for flooding the cookie. Think of a gel like toothpaste consistency for outlining and think of thick corn syrup for the consistency for flooding.
I am now ready to decorate the My Little Pony cookies. It is late so I will need a couple of Diet Cokes to help me with this job.
Step 4 – How to Make a My Little Pony Cookie – Decorate the cookie
I start by outlining the My Little Pony on to the cookie. I use an edible ink marker to do this. I probably should have used a lighter color but this worked. I use my Kopykake 300xk projector to easily help me transfer the My Little Pony Image on to the cookie. If you do not have one carefully copy the image on to the cookie.
I will decorate this My Little Pony Cookie in layers, so that the cookie has a nice 3D look. In the photo above I am outlining the first layer, which includes the back legs, mane and tale of the My Little Pony Cookie.
Using the plastic tubes with the thinner flooding icing I immediately fill in the sections. The legs do not have to be perfect because I will be adding more icing on top of those. Wait about 20 minutes, or until the icing sets to add the next layer. A fan, dehydrator or heat gun can make this go faster. I usually move onto another My Little Pony cookie.Now using the thicker icing outline the second layer, the main portion of the body. I am using a Wilton size 1 tip to outline the body of the My Little Pony cookie.
Flood the main body section of the My Little Pony cookie. Soon after flooding outline the eye area using the thick white royal icing. Leave an area of the white eye unfilled for the black portion of the eye. Add the black to the eye using the piping consistency black icing prepared earlier. Add the two white dots to make the eyes look just like the My Little Pony cartoon. After about 20 minutes I add the outline of the other side of the pony’s mane. Don’t you just love these late night decorating pictures?
The My Little Pony cookie is almost finished! Fill in the mane with the pink royal icing, and outline and fill the last section of the cookie – the wing. At this point I let the cookie dry overnight before adding the final details.
The next morning I added the final details to the My Little Pony cookie. As you can see above, I used the same pink icing to create lines in the pony’s mane and tail to give it a flowing look. I also added the three small butterflies using an edible ink marker. If you do not have edible ink markers you could use a food safe brush and a bit of food coloring mixed with water to paint on the details. I also added the blue to the eye and the eye lashes. An orange marker was used to give the nose and mouth details. I loved making these My Little Pony cookies. Happy Birthday Lily… what will your birthday theme be next year?