Sunday, September 27, 2015

korean hanbok cookies for a baby first birthday 'dol' party



Along with the blue bunting smash cake that I made for my friend Irene's son's first birthday party, I also made these Korean hanbok cookies! Irene was going to have a traditional Korean "Dol" table set up, so we thought it would be adorable to have plated Korean hanbok cookies (colored to resemble her son's Korean hanbok outfit for the party!)

I of course did not have a hanbok cookie cutter, so I asked my hubby to make me another custom copper cutter (yay hubby!). Armed with my shiny new cutter and a few batches of my favorite sugar cookie dough (recipe in my book, The Hello Kitty Baking Book), I cut out my shapes, baked them at 350F until golden (about 10-12 minutes), and let them cool.


Once the cookies were cool, I started on the royal icing (recipe also in my book). I tinted the majority of it navy blue (Americolor royal blue gel coloring, along with a few drops of super black and violet), and piped the outline of the vest with stiff navy icing.



Then I filled it in with runny navy icing. Next I piped the details of the inside shirt with white stiff icing, and then filled it in with white runny icing.


Next I used stiff pink icing to outline the pants and a bit of detail on the vest, and then filled in the pants with runny pink icing (by the time I started on the next set of icing details, it was dark out so please excuse badly lit pictures!).


Next I outlines the sleeves with stiff brown icing, then added yellow dot details along the vest, as well as a yellow stripe and red stripe on the sleeve (done with medium stiffness icing).


To finish the rainbow sleeves, I filled in the remainder of the stripes (blue and green medium icing), and used red stiff icing to pipe a sash-style belt. And then (several hours later) it was done!


They came out better than I had expected!


Wheeeee!


I'll leave you with a few pictures from the party ...




... and I of course had to include a picture of little Aaron in his adorable Korean hanbok outfit, with his matching cookies!


Happy first birthday, sweet Aaron!!!


19 comments:

  1. Super cute outfit and cookies! Happy birthday Aaron!

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  2. These cookies are looking really delicious and your party arrangements are looking wonderful. I love planning parties. This week I planned a party for my friend’s daughter at event space NYC. All loved it and she appreciated me for my work.

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  3. Wow! Do you do special orders? I am having a dol for my son in two weeks and it would be awesome to give out these cookies!

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    1. @Karen Robinson - yes, i do! i'll respond to your email :)

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  4. Hi Michele,
    I am also having a dol for my son in November and would like to order some hanbok cookies!

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    1. @Chica L - happy early birthday to your son! send me and email and we can talk details!

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  5. Hi Michele,
    Wow - super cute! My son's dol will be in January. Do you think I could order some hanbok cookies as well?

    -Cindy

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    1. @Cindy - thank you! january is actually a very busy time, but send me an email with the details (the date, how many cookies, etc) and i'll see what i can do!

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  6. Is it possible to purchase a cookie cutter?

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    1. @Diana - let me check with hubby to see if he has the time to make one!

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  7. Hi! I am so in love with these cookies!! You are so incredibly talented and these cookies came out so perfectly!! Would it be possible to place an order for one of these cutters?

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

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  8. Hi, Michele - thank you so much for your response!! If possible, I would need it by early to mid June at the latest. I hope that isn't too soon for you guys, hehe.

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    1. @Stacey Kim - hubby says he can do it! please send me an email so we can discuss details! :)

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  9. Hi Michele, i loved your cookies and i was wondering if you still take orders?
    I sent you an email 2 days ago.
    Thanks!

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