Batman Cookies

A little boy is celebrating his birthday very soon and when the order came in from his mother for Batman themed cookies I was delighted to fill this order.  Not only because Josee and I are new friends since the Ottawa Cupcake Camp (where her amazing cupcakes won) but also because I’ve only once before baked cookies for a little boy and it was fun to do.  I was looking forward to making these for Josee’s little boy.

Now if Josee’s son is anything like mine was when he was his age, they are very particular about their super-heroes and every detail about them is as familiar to them as the back of their hands.

batman cookies

I decided to make the Batman logo and try to do a likeness of Batman’s head.  I put a small smile on the face.  When my husband saw the finished cookies he said that while he thought they looked good, he never remembers Batman smiling.  Even when they grow up they don’t forget their super-heroes :)

“Holy Joker Batman! Why Are You Smiling?”

I’ll chalk it up to creative license and hope that Josee’s little fellow is forgiving and not embarrassed that he has smiling Batman faces at his super-hero birthday party.

Here’s a photo-tutorial should you have a Batman fan in your household. (One day I will get myself a photography light.  The need is great as most of my decorating is done in the evenings!)

1.  You will need to bake both large oval cookies and large rectangular cookies.  The day prior to decorating your cookies, print off a page-full of the Batman Logo and a page-full of the Batman head sized to fit your cookies.  Lay your print-out under sheets of waxed paper and with a #2 tip and black piping icing outline your two designs.

3.  Flood all the outlines with black flood icing.  While the flood is somewhat damp on the mask, pipe small curved dashes with grey piping and a #1 tip on either side of the masks to make the eye-slits.

4.  Flood the *face* portion of the mask with tan flood icing.  Let dry overnight.  When completely dry, draw on the mouths using AmeriColour Brown Food Colouring Pens.

5.  Using a #2 tip and bright yellow piping icing, outline your oval-shaped cookies.  Let dry.

6.  Using a #2 tip and bright yellow piping icing, outline your rectangular shaped cookies.  Let dry.

7.  Flood all your ovals with bright yellow flood icing.  While icing is still damp, carefully add your Batman logos to the center of the cookies.

8.  Flood all your rectangular cookies with bright yellow flood icing.  While icing is still damp, carefully add your Batman heads to the center of the cookies.

9.  Let dry overnight.  Package in the morning and tie with coordinating ribbons.

I’ll be linking this up at I’m Lovin’ It Friday’s.  Cheryl has Amber from Bluebonnets and Brownies hosting it for her this week.  Come on over and link up with us!

Santa and the Grinch Decorated Cookies

Today I’m sharing with you how I made two of the more popular sellers at the Artisan’s show.  Children and adults alike had special smiles for these two decorated images.

Santa and grinch cake decorating

Before I get into the tutorial, I want to thank Thyjuan of Inspirations by Thyjuan for the excellent Grinch cookie that she did freehand and posted on New Year’s Eve 2010.  It was her cookies that inspired me to do the Grinch this year, but with the help of my Kopykake.

So, once I had piped and flooded the cookies in white and sized my Grinch image for my cookies, I used an edible marker to trace it and then outlined the image with black piping icing.

Next I used yellow flood icing to do the eyes and then added a dot of red piping icing to finish them off.

The hats were then flooded in red, the hat rims in white and the faces in dark green flood icing.  the cookies were then left to dry completely overnight.

Once dry, a black edible marker was used to draw in the face detail.  White sanding sugar was shaken over small amount of clear corn syrup that had been brushed over the hat rim.

For the Santas I used my Kopykake to trace the image with edible marker.  Black piping icing was then applied over the trace lines.

Red flood icing was used to fill in the hats.

Next I flooded the faces with tan flood icing.

White flood icing was used to fill in the remainder of the hats, the eyebrows and sideburns, the moustaches and the beards.  Again, the cookies were left to dry overnight before using black, red and brown edible markers to complete the facial and mouth details.  White sanding sugar was applied to the pom-poms of the hats.

Fun cookies to make!  How are you feeling about Christmas this year?  Are you like him…

or feeling more like this happy fellow…