Monday, May 6, 2013

dr. seuss cat in the hat cookies


A few months ago, my husband's coworker asked me to make cookies for a Dr. Seuss themed baby shower.  She sent me a few Dr. Seuss cartoon images, and I was immediately excited at the challenge!  We decided that I would make Cat In The Hat cookies, Cat's hat cookies, and One Fish Two Fish cookies.


The first thing I did was ask my husband to make me a Hat cookie cutter.  He's the best at making custom copper cutters!  (See my Superman, Thomas the Train, Dora The Explorer, Spiderman, custom Cat, and Standing Piggy cookies).  We even have an Etsy shop up for them!



After using my favorite cookie and royal icing recipes, I was ready to decorate my cookies!  I started by piping an outline and stripes on the hat cookies with stiff black royal icing.  Then I filled them in with red and white runny icing.



After letting them dry overnight, I finished them by using an edible food marker to draw on the details, to give them a "cartoon" look.


For the Cat In the Hat cookies, there were a few more steps.  First, I used royal icing to hand pipe each Cat onto waxed paper, let them dry overnight, and then used an edible food marker to draw on the face and the details.  Then after I baked rectangular cookies, I outlined and filled them with blue royal icing, peeled off the pre-made Cats, and dropped them on the cookies while the blue icing was still wet.



I used the same technique for the One Fish Two Fish cookies, which were inspired by the ones at Sweet Sugar Belle (love her site and her amazing work!).



These ended up being the most complicated cookies I've ever made!  But they were also super challenging and so much fun, and totally worth it!


26 comments:

  1. wow! you are seriously so talented and AMAZING!!!

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  2. They look so cute. I could't eat them without thinking I'm destroying something wonderful =D

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    1. @Princesse Papillon - thanks for the lovely comment!

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  3. Amazing details! I love the fish.

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  4. Holy cow - these are phenomenal!

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  5. You are amazing! Those cookies look incredible!

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  6. The more I work with sugar, the more I appreciate how difficult it is to make cookies of this quality! Mine look like a kid made them lol. These are wonderful!! Way to go!

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    1. thanks @maryandkevinaz! i'm sure your cookies look great! :)

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  7. Wow, the attention to details! Wow! May I request some pictures of you doing the piping. I am always curious how .. I mean I know how but love to see some pictures of you in action.

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  8. wow!! How awesome! Not only are the cookies beautiful...but to be able to have your husband make custom cutters? I'm so jealous :)

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  9. wow amazing!!!!! you are so talented!
    how long does it take you to make them though?
    :) Martina
    www.homesweetbakery.blogspot.com

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  10. Wow... just wow. They all look amazing! Well done, you must've spent aaaaaaaaaaages on them... =D

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  11. These are amazing! How good that your husband can make those cutters!

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  12. Wow! You're a genius.. These cookies look amazing.. I'm a new blogger... Do visit my blog.. http://kitchenserenity.blogspot.in/

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  13. I will skip the green eggs and ham and grab one of each of these delightful cookies! How wonderful you are. I haven't tried the edible markers but they make your cookies absolutely straight out of a Seuss book!

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  14. Wow...amazing. I love the cat. You are genius.

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  15. These are adorable. You must have all the patience in the world. Great blog. Thanks for sharing

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  16. Amazing! You must be very good in drawing. Those cat faces look the same.

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  17. You're creativity in baking is quite impressive and you hit one of my favorite childhood favorites with the Cat in the Hat. I think I will make these and enjoy them with my kids while we read Dr. Seuss books!

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  18. You're such a very creative person Miss Michele, I fell in love with your talent♥

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  19. Can you please post the recipe for the running icing you used to make the hats

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