Wednesday, January 4, 2012

elmo cookies


My daughter Melodie's turned two the week before Christmas, but I didn't have time to plan a party (I feel so guilty - I didn't have time to plan one last year either!).  However, we had a small party for her at daycare.  And since I did Hello Kitty last year, this year I decided to do her second favorite character - Elmo!


I made Elmo cupcakes for the party (post to come later), and for the favors I made Elmo cookies.  I used this Elmo cookie cutter, and of course my favorite sugar cookie and royal icing recipes from Peggy Porschen's book "Pretty Party Cakes".


After the cookies were baked and cooled, I used black royal icing to pipe the outlines for Elmo's eyes, nose, and face.  When the outlines had dried, I filled in the face with various colors of royal icing - red for the face, orange for the nose, black for the mouth, and white for the eyes.  


And the finishing touch was adding Elmo's eyeballs.


As always, I wrapped the cookies cellophane bags tied with raffia and custom favor tags.


Melodie loved them!  And so did all the kids (and teachers) in her class!  More to come on the other Elmo goodies that Melodie enjoyed on her birthday!


*** Update: I also made Elmo cupcakes and an Elmo cake!  You can cupcakes here, and the cake here!

12 comments:

  1. These are super cute. Happy belated birthday to Melodie.

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  2. Happy New Year I Heart Baking! It has been awhile since I popped over. You are just so amazingly talented and I am in AWwwwww just by looking at all your beautiful treats. Wish I could make pretty treats too.. The Elmo cookies are so accurately perfect and pretty. Melodie is a truly lucky girl. Here's to another year of fantastic baking and may you and your family have a healthy and prosperous New Year 2012!! I will be stopping by more often now.. a new year new me too.. LOL Cheers~

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  3. i always wonder... i notice you do the outline piping on the cookies first AND THEN fill it with icing - how do you do that so perfectly?!?! i would of thought you do the icing THEN the outline... amazing!

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  4. So cute! I also made some months ago Elmo and Cookie Monster cookies :D http://www.flickr.com/photos/ifeelcook/6214010940/in/set-72157626680816661

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  5. MASTERPIECE! My nephew LOVES Elmo and I would totally make these for him, but I'm intimidated totally intimidated!

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  6. I love your Elmo cookies a was wondering if you have any problems with the colors running. If not, is there a secret to keeping the colors from running.
    Many thanks.

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    1. @Anonymous - thank you! i haven't had any problems with the colors running. did you make sure that one color icing was completely dry before piping the next color? i usually let the first layer dry overnight before piping anything else on top. let me know if that helps! :)

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    2. Thanks for replying. I only do one color at the time and I do wait until the next day to do a second color. I read somewhere that the humidity might have something to do with it, and I do live in a place with high humidity. I will keep trying.

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  7. Was just wondering how you made those name cards!? thanks :)

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    1. @Anonymous - i made them in a Word doc and then printed them out on cardstock. then i cut them out, punched a hole in the top, strung raffia through the hole, and used the raffia to tie the cellophane bags closed. :)

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  8. Hi, These are awesome!!! What is your recipe for royal icing? Thanks!

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