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.
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!
wow! you are seriously so talented and AMAZING!!!ReplyDelete
thanks @Vicky ! :)Delete
They look so cute. I could't eat them without thinking I'm destroying something wonderful =DReplyDelete
@Princesse Papillon - thanks for the lovely comment!Delete
Amazing details! I love the fish.ReplyDelete
Holy cow - these are phenomenal!ReplyDelete
awww, thank you @Eva!Delete
You are amazing! Those cookies look incredible!ReplyDelete
@Rosie - thank you!!!Delete
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!ReplyDelete
thanks @maryandkevinaz! i'm sure your cookies look great! :)Delete
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.ReplyDelete
wow!! How awesome! Not only are the cookies beautiful...but to be able to have your husband make custom cutters? I'm so jealous :)ReplyDelete
wow amazing!!!!! you are so talented!ReplyDelete
how long does it take you to make them though?
Wow... just wow. They all look amazing! Well done, you must've spent aaaaaaaaaaages on them... =DReplyDelete
These are amazing! How good that your husband can make those cutters!ReplyDelete
Wow! You're a genius.. These cookies look amazing.. I'm a new blogger... Do visit my blog.. http://kitchenserenity.blogspot.in/ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Wow...amazing. I love the cat. You are genius.ReplyDelete
These are adorable. You must have all the patience in the world. Great blog. Thanks for sharingReplyDelete
Amazing! You must be very good in drawing. Those cat faces look the same.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
You are amazingly talented !!!ReplyDelete
You're such a very creative person Miss Michele, I fell in love with your talent♥ReplyDelete
cakes bakery in Brooklyn
Can you please post the recipe for the running icing you used to make the hatsReplyDelete