Cute Turtle Breads

I don’t like to have too much time to pass without making something cute. I was making some hokkaido milk bread this weekend with a new recipe which I’ll post on later. The bread recipe called for a loaf pan size bigger what I had. So I made my loaf and with the extra bread I decided to make some cute figures, like these turtles. Really though, you can use any bread recipe and save some leftovers to make turtle breads.

I love turtles so I try to make turtle-shaped baked goods whenever possible. Despite having made turtle cookies, turtle pretzel rolls, turtle steamed buns, I realized I haven’t tried to make turtle breads yet. So here are my turtle breads.

I was pretty pleased with how they turned out. For the eyes, I used a black edible decorating pen. I bought these CK  Black Food Decorator Pens and love them. They are easy to use and a time saver for decorating faces on baked goods.

I love how easy it is to make turtles. Just take one big round lump for the shell, four smaller ones for the feet, a small circle for the head, and then I usually pinch a thin part of the dough the opposite end of the shell to create a tail.  Draw in two eyes and you are presented with an adorable image. I thought they looked a lot like the baby sea turtles swimming to sea after hatching on the beach.


19 Responses to “Cute Turtle Breads”

  1. Carol — November 18, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Heehee, these are so cute! If you stand up the little things and then put the legs in front and head on top, they would look like little bears or something.

    • Kirbie replied: — November 18th, 2011 @ 10:05 am

      Oh that’s true! I didn’t think of that. I should try that next time. Not sure if the dough will cooperate with me.

  2. Amilia @justeverydayme — November 18, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    These are precious! What a neat idea :)

    • Kirbie replied: — November 18th, 2011 @ 1:01 pm


  3. Tina — November 18, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    OMG these are the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!!! I’m gonna have to try this soon :)

    • Kirbie replied: — November 18th, 2011 @ 1:01 pm

      it’s so simple! Just a few lumps of dough and some black eyes. =)

  4. Jen @ Savory Simple — November 18, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    These are so adorable! I love them.

    • Kirbie replied: — November 18th, 2011 @ 5:07 pm

      Aw, thanks!

  5. Manda — November 18, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    These are too adorable to eat!

    • Kirbie replied: — November 18th, 2011 @ 10:33 pm

      I always have a really hard time eating the cute things I make.

  6. Anna — November 18, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    My daughter is fascinated with animals. One animal she loves most are turtles, she has a turtle stuffed toy, a turtle squeaky toy that she brings to the tub with her rubber duckie, turtle slippers, and a very big marine turtle poster, not the cartoon type of poster but a real picture, at that. I bet she would love to make these turtle breads too. I am not sure if she wants to eat them though. She has 2 live Chinese turtles swimming in our aquarium. They are her friends…I’d have to make just usual bread shapes for eating and turtle shapes for crative kitchen bonding (and I would perhaps do the eating part!)
    Great post! Thanks for sharing!

    • Kirbie replied: — November 18th, 2011 @ 10:34 pm

      I love turtles too and I have those same ones as pets! I’m sure this would be a fun project. I didn’t think to take step by step photos, but it’s pretty easy to put together. It’s probably one of the easiest animal shapes to make.

  7. Alyssa — November 19, 2011 at 7:16 am

    I love turtles too and these are adorable! But no tail picture?

    • Kirbie replied: — November 19th, 2011 @ 11:03 am

      I didn’t think to. Next time!

  8. caninecologne — November 20, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    So cute! I love them!

    • Kirbie replied: — November 20th, 2011 @ 6:48 pm

      Heehee. Me too!

  9. Amanda — December 14, 2011 at 10:31 am


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