I saw a llama on a kid’s Christmas tshirt. And somehow, that’s all it takes around here to end up up to your eyeballs in llama cookies. At first, they were going to be llama Christmas cookies, but as usual, my Christmas was too busy to make all the cookies I wanted to make.
When I posted on Instagram my sketches of llama Christmas cookies unmade, my friend Aime of The Painted Pastry commented that she too had almost made llama cookies! And I thought that was even more of an amazing coincidence than if we had somehow both managed to make our llama Christmas cookies instead of just wandering around singing fa-la-la-la-llama to our families.
So we got to talking and she convinced me that I (ahem, she) needed official llama cookie cutters, and well, you don’t have to twist my arm too much when it comes to cookie stuff! I hatched a plot to make my next set of cookies all about llamas (and the even cuter alpaca). I also called up one of the great cookie cutter printers, Tracy of Whisked Away Cutters and asked her if she could make me some llama cutters! Luckily for all of us, she said yes! And she also very generously sent me two sets of the cutters so I could share one set with you guys!!! Giveaway info at the end of the post!
I’m really excited about how these turned out!!! Making the sketches was so much fun, and you could really do so many variations. You could also frankencookie a hump on to the back of the llama to make a camel, or add hats to the Llama faces or you name it!! Need help with some tips on how to frankencookie (ie put two cutters together to make a new cookie design)? Be sure to check out Lilaloa’s really cool Craftsy class that covers just that!
Here is the set I made to take my new cutters for a spin. A llama themed baby set for a cookie friend who just had a new baby. Well, they were to surprise her before the baby was born, but then he came six weeks early and now he wants to eat them all himself. 😉
And here is the additional little girl cookie I made wearing a llama hat. Because, llamas.
And as if that wasn’t enough, I also made cacti. Because I was forever seeing cacti in llama stuff online. But further reflection has me wondering if cacti really are a big feature of their Peruvian habitat. Oh well, I like the way these turned out!!
Check out all of the pictures of my cookie llama and alpaca, and all of my cookie pictures in my cookie gallery. I had lots of fun trying out different methods of llama fur. White chocolate sprinkle alpaca was my favorite. And I still want to try a few other techniques, but suffice it to say there are lots of options.
And if you’ve made it this far and you still want a chance to win these llama cutters, just use the Rafflecopter widget below, and also leave a comment on my blog post about what sort of blog posts you want me to write about. Because I am trying to spend less time on FB, and more time hanging out with my peeps over here. So if you want to know the latest and greatest, be sure to follow me here too!
Also- bonus question and chance to win- is a question about cookie classes. I still have a few spots left in my Montreal classes in April at the Kitchen Jukebox, but I’d love to know what topics would be popular for future classes too!!
To enter please click on this link to enter via Rafflecopter, and then come back here to leave your comments. Comment and Rafflecopter entry are both necessary to win! Shipping in US and Canada only. Giveaway ends Friday at midnight EST.
Giveaway is over and our lucky winner Beth is getting new llama cutters from me! Thank you to everyone who participated, you’ve given me lots to think about as I work on blog posts and classes!