Spelling dachshund is pretty hard, don’t you think? I can see why they get called sausage dogs, it’s just easier.
This lil guy was the inspiration for these cookies that I FINALLY made for my sister Lisa. I always say better late than never. This is Mustard, my sister’s cutie of a dachshund.
I have been out of practice with making cookies, so I tried to keep it simple, and sometimes that works out to be super cute. I can imagine Mustard doing a lot of napping and begging like these guys below, though a soccer ball is probably bigger than him!
Hopefully you can see in this closeup I used a pink luster dust on the cheeks. In hindsight, I shouldn’t have used a sparkly one 🙂 Poor puppies, all prettied up and nowhere to go.
I painted on their eyebrows with a little black powdered food colouring.
I wanted to show you two types of balls I did. The lower soccer ball is a more traditional pattern, but I think it just looks crap, really crowded and lacking definition. So I simplified a bit more and I think they look great now.
Definitely not my best cookies by far, but made with love! There’s some air bubbles in the royal icing, which caused a hole in the foreleg of the above dog cookie and dimpling in almost all of them. I couldn’t find my best piping tips, so everything just looks a little sloppy to me. I guess I need to do a sort of my cookie supplies! But even if my skills are lacking, it was fun to get back to this. Now I need to decide what to make with the leftover cookie dough and icing 🙂
Until next time, have fun.