Tuesday, March 27, 2012

whale cookies

A while back, a friend of a friend asked me to make a Hello Kitty cake for a bridal shower she was throwing.  It turned out that I went to highschool with her!  Then it turned out that she has another friend, who I went to highschool with, who was interested in having me make cookie favors for her son's first birthday party!  What a small world!

The party was going to have a whale theme, with the colors of light blue and light green.  So I ended up making light blue whale cookies, as well as light green "M" cookies (for the birthday boy who's name is Maxwell).  I used my favorite homade sugar cookie and royal icing recipes, but you could of course use store bought.  And for the shapes, I used the whale cookie cutter from this animal set, and the "M" cookie cutter from this alphabet set.

To decorate the whales, I first outlined them with stiff blue royal icing, and then filled them in with runny blue royal icing.  After letting them dry overnight, I outlined them again with stuff blue royal icing, and then added an eye with stuff black royal icing.  At that point I thought that I was done with the whales, but still something seemed to be missing.  Ah, the fin!  So I also piped on a little fin on each whale.

For the "M" cookies, I first outlined them with stiff pale green royal icing, filled them in with runny icing, and then let them dry overnight.  She had liked the way I had decorated my flower and letter bridal shower cookies, so I decorated the Ms the same way by piping the small white dots around the perimeters.

After all of the cookies were completely dry, I packaged each one in a cellophane bag tied with raffia and a custom favor tag.

Happy (belated) birthday Max!  Hope you had a wonderful party and enjoyed the cookies!


  1. They're so cute! I won't eat them...wait, maybe I will...just one. No! Two!

  2. This really make my day :) cute!

  3. Do you have a website? Or take online orders?

    1. yes i take online orders! just send me an email with the details! :) thanks!

  4. They are so adorable. I love the little whales.

  5. These are the cutest whale cookies that I've seen on PInterest. I will be making some this week, and I hope you don't mind if I try to copy yours. They are only for friend's son's first birthday - not selling them or anything. I'm just starting out so I didn't want anything too complicated! Thanks!

  6. Can you share your icing recipes?? :)