Speckled Bunnies Easter Cookies

What I didn’t tell you when I wrote about selecting colours for Easter cookies  was that I had a completely different palette in mind for this year. 
I was about to start mixing up pale blue, grey and yellow icing when I had a last-minute rethink. 
I’d used that pretty combination here – too long ago! I really want to use it again.  
But I also really really wanted to speckle this batch of cookies. And brown speckles seemed better suited to the colours I finally went with. 
Here’s how the speckled bunny cookie was made:

Print out a template. Lay acetate over it. Secure in place on a cookie tray using magnets/ tape. 

Give the cookie tray a jiggle or two to settle the icing and disperse bubbles. Allow to dry. 
Use a stiff bristled paintbrush dipped in a mixture of brown and white gel colours, and clear alcohol. 
Run your finger over the bristles to disperse droplets over the bunnies to create the speckles. 

Once the transfers are completely dry, lift them off the acetate (they should come away easy, but use a palette knife if necessary). If you’re attaching the transfer to a dried cookie, use royal icing as the glue. 

And of course, every bunny needs a tail!
Use stiff icing with a closed star tip (eg. an Ateco 28) to pipe a pretty rosette. 

And that’s the whole tail  tale 

Happy Easter decorating!