Sunday, March 26, 2017

pusheen cookies



Recently, my friend Anita from Dessert First asked me to make Pusheen cookies for her daughter's birthday party, and of course I said yes! Anita is a baking blogger as well, and she is one of the sweetest people I know! (Some of you may remember this amazing macaron party that Anita invited me to!) You can check out her post of the Pusheen birthday party here - everything turned out SO ADORABLE!

For the cookies, Anita knew what cookie designs she wanted, so I just followed her lead! Since I didn't have any Pusheen cookie cutters, I asked hubby to make a couple for me, and look how perfect they turned out! (Thanks hubby!)


Armed with my shiny new copper cookie cutters, I rolled out my favorite sugar cookie dough (recipe in my book, The Hello Kitty Baking Book!) to about 1/8 inch thick, and cut out my shapes before baking them at 350F for 10-12 minutes.



Once all the cookies were baked and cooled, I whipped up a batch of royal icing (recipe also in my book!), and then used black stiff icing (in a disposable pastry bag fitted with a small tip) to outline each cookie.



Next I filled them in with runny grey icing, and while the icing was still wet I used a small tip to pipe in dark grey stripes on Pusheen's head, back, and tail. Normally I wait until the filled icing is dry before piping on the details, but in this case I wanted the stripes to be flush with the rest of the icing, instead of raised.


Then I let them dry for several hours before piping on the eyes, nose and mouth, and whiskers.


The first third of the cookies would be four-legged Pusheen, you know, just hanging out and being all cute.




The next third of the cookies would be Pusheen eating a donut (since, as you may know, Pusheen loves to eat!), so I piped an outline of the donut and the little paws, and then filled in the donut with pink runny icing. Then while the pink icing was wet, I and added rainbow nonpareils for the donut sprinkles.





And the final third of the cookies would be Pusheen eating chocolate chip cookies, so I piped the cookie outlines with black stiff icing, filled them in with tan icing, and piped the little chocolate chips with the smallest tip I had. (As one of my friends said, "A kitty cookie eating a cookie... It's cookie inception!")

 


I thought they turned out super cute!
 


Here's one more of all the gang.


And one special cookie was going to be the cake topper - Pusheen eating a birthday cupcake!


Happy Birthday Isabelle, I hope you enjoyed your Pusheen cookies!

7 comments:

  1. do you sell cookie cutters? looking for the sitting up pusheen cutter, thanks!

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    1. @kate - let me check with hubby to see if he has time to make you one! when would you need it by? :)

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  2. I would like a set of the cookie cutters too if your hubby has time.

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    1. @Patti Johnson Smith - hubby says he can make the "sitting up pusheen" cutter, but he won't be making the "pusheen on all fours" cutter anymore. if you're still interested, send me an email with when you'd need it by! thank you! :)

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  3. So. Freaking. Cute! And I can't believe your husband just made you cookie cutters! You're very lucky. And skilled at drawing teeny tiny whiskers.

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  4. since i received so many requests, hubby made me another copper pusheen cookie cutter! (the pusheen that's sitting up) email me if you are interested and i'll send you the details! :)

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