Cookie decorators love “the flip”: using a cookie cutter for a design unrelated to its original purpose. In this case, Marlyn used a three-tier cake cutter to make an adorable sea scene with a Mermaid’s Tail. I followed her steps and then made my own version modifying it slightly to incorporate a dolphin. This cookie composition is not at all complicated, but you do need to do it in stages.

Her tutorial is available on Facebook with a click here.

I simplified a few things, like the mermaid’s tail, so that I could make that in one single sitting. But I advise you to watch the way she did it, because it results in a more delicate design.

Below some of the steps to make the dolphin. I just found an image in the internet and drew it on a piece of paper, then used that to draw the design on the surface with the cookie with a black food pen. Black in piping consistency for the outline, then gray to flood. Details added with a pen once the gray layer was fully set. I finished the body with some touches of silver luster powder just for a little extra bling. And did the same for the mermaid’s tail, using gold and pink luster.

I love the concept of flipping a cookie cutter, and this one is a nice way to extend Summer a little further… I am all for that!

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  1. RubyBrown September 11, 2022 / 11:51 am

    Those look great Sally! I did one recently where I flipped a heart shape on its side and did flamingos and swans!

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    • sallybr September 14, 2022 / 9:06 am

      Cool!!!!! I wish I could “visualize” some myself….


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