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!