Here are some bee-themed cookies that I made yesterday. I had been planning to make these for a while… I had an image of the circular ones in my head. I used my bee cookie cutter for some of them as a bit of an after thought, but I actually like those ones just as much.
I made the little golden bees by piping them with royal icing on parchment paper. I did this in stages so there would be some definition between the different parts; I did the head and abdomen first, then filled in the middle bit (the thorax), and then added the top wings, and then the bottom wings. In between I let them partially dry so that the different parts wouldn’t run together. Once they were completely dry, I mixed some edible gold glitter with vodka and painted that over top in two coats, then peeled them off the parchment and stuck them to the cookies with a little more icing.
I used yellow icing to pipe the little bees, which gave them a pretty intense gold colour. In retrospect, maybe I should have just used white icing, so they would match the gold details on the rest of the cookie. I think they’re pretty cute though! Especially posed on this saucer.