We are always on the lookout for inspiration for the cookie sets we share on this blog. With this in mind, we look at current trends in home decor, greeting cards, fabric, and apparel. It’s so fun to brainstorm together how we can make things we like into cookies. As a result, we are constantly texting each other photos of things we see in shops and online. Recently we both saw some adorable Easter decorations that included a retro truck full of carrots and we knew we had to “cookie” it. Thus the “Meet Me at the Carrot Patch” cookie set emerged. This soft color palette is perfect for Easter with the light turquoise truck as the center of the set. A few simple bunnies and carrots add playfulness to the set. Can’t you just picture the bunnies planning to meet at the carrot patch for a little nibble?
Supplies Needed for Meet Me at the Carrot Patch Cookies:
- Classic sugar cookie recipe
- Royal icing recipe in white, grey, green, orange, pink, and turquoise
- Cookie cutters: plaque, truck, and mini bunny and carrot/strawberry
- Grey edible marker
Steps to make Meet Me at the Carrot Patch cookie:
In order to find a font to match the whimsy of this cookie set, we explored some cute fonts at Dafont. We’ve been known to spend hours searching fonts to find the perfect one. In this case, we ended up using two that have rounded edges and a more playful tone. The word “carrot” is done in This Font Looks Like Giraffe by Yicong Faith. By using a different font and color, the carrot really stands out. For the grey lettering we selected Cute Bunny by Fillo Graphic.
Steps to make truck cookies:
Of course we could have used this truck cookie cutter as is and piped a bunch of tiny carrots in the back of the truck. However, to make the truck more whimsical, we frankensteined two cookies together. This play on scale makes the carrot the star of the show.
Steps to make mini bunny and carrot cookies:
Small cookies add a lot of personality to a cookie set without a lot of work. We love anything that can save a little time! Since the cookies are small, they do not need a lot of detail. Just outline, fill with one or two colors, and then add a simple detail at the end. For the carrot cookies, a couple of simple piped lines give the impression of carrot texture. Similarly, the bunny eyes and whiskers were added by drawing them on with an edible marker and then piping a dot for a signature nose. Both are so simple and quick to decorate!
If it’s in the shape of a carrot, it’s a vegetable, right?