Cat in the Hat Cookies

Last week I decided to take in a collection of cookies to my daughters class. They are looking at all things ‘Cat in the Hat’ this term so I couldn’t resist some hand painted cookies to fit the theme. This is a really easy way to make impressive hand painted cookies or cupcake toppers even if you cant draw something as simple as a stick man…

I made a batch of cookies using the recipe from Sweet Sugarbelle. You can find the recipe in the recipes tab here. I love it ‘cos they hold their shape really well and you don’t need to refrigerate the mix at all throughout the process. I cut them into simple circles so that there was no arguing over sizes. They dried out for a day or two before attaching the fondant.

I bought these themed stamps. it's as easy as cutting the fondant to fit the cookie and stamping in the centre with the chosen stamp.

I bought these themed stamps. it’s as easy as cutting the fondant to fit the cookie and stamping in the centre with the chosen imprint.

 

 

Then its just like colouring in a picture - the shapes are all there for you.

Then its just like colouring in a picture – the shapes are all there for you.

There are a couple of ways to add the colour; I just used liquid colour and painted it on with a brush. You can also use gels, mix gel colours with white alcohol or even add colour to a tylose type of edible adhesive. the choice depends on who will be eating them ( I didn’t really thing the alcohol idea was good for 5 and 6 year olds lol) and the finish you are after, some will dry glossy and others with a matt finish.

The extent you go to with the painting, again is a personal choice. I painted on all the blocks of colour then completed them with all the black outlines too.

The extent you go to with the painting, again is a personal choice. I painted on all the blocks of colour then completed them with all the black outlines too.

 

Thing 1 & 2, Angry Fish and The Hat...

Thing 1 & 2, Angry Fish and The Hat…

 

10 of each cookie, ready to package. Allow drying time so that they don't smudge or stick to the packet.

10 of each cookie, ready to package. Allow drying time so that they don’t smudge or stick to the packet.

 

Couldn't help but make a matching tag. there was even a spot to write a message or child's name.

Couldn’t help but make a matching tag. There was even a spot to write a message or child’s name.

 

 

 

So, no matter how good – or bad you are at drawing or painting, you now know there is always a way to have impressive looking hand painted cookies, cakes and toppers. Happy baking…& painting!  S

 

written by

Owner and lead contributor to www.colouredsugar.com
Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*