My kids absolutely love Llamas so I knew these Christmas llamas would create some excitement for afternoon tea. These are easy to make and there are so many options, here is my Christmas sweater llama x
What you will need:
- Cookie Dough
- Royal Icing Powder
- Fondant (ready to roll) Icing
- White Sprinkles
- Food colouring
- Edible Paint or Edible Pen
- Rolling Pin
- Silicone Knitting Mould
- Icing Bags (I use zip lock bags and clips)
- Paintbrush (if using edible paint)
- Cut out and bake your llama cookies as in the cookie recipe. While they are cooling, roll out some fondant on to a lightly dusted (with icing sugar) surface. Press your mould onto your rolled fondant to imprint the knitted weave texture and then cut out a piece using your llama cookie cutter. Cut out an extra strip from the leftover fondant to attach on top off the neck of your sweater, by brushing the tiniest bit of water on the back of the piece and sticking it on. Place your sweater to the side.
2. Mix some royal icing and water in two bowls, one to a thick toothpaste consistency for the outline and details and the other a thinner shampoo consistency for flooding the cookie. Outline the cookie with the thick icing and flood the areas that will show once you have dressed the llama in its sweater, using a toothpick to remove any air bubbles. Squeeze a little icing onto the llamas body to bond the sweater to the cookie and place the sweater on top. Cover the exposed royal icing with sprinkles and leave to dry.
3. When it has dried a little, add some details to the llamas face with the thick icing, I like to also add eyes so that there is a flat surface to draw on. Once this has dried you can draw/ paint on the eyes, nose and mouth.
4. Colour some thick icing green to ice holly leaves on the llamas head. You can colour thick icing red for the berries and jumper details or you can just paint / draw them on as I have. There are so many fun Christmas llama options, I hope you have fun with them x