Saturday, February 9, 2013

Wizard of Oz Cookies

As a kid, I loved L. Frank Baum's Oz books—my favorite was probably Princess Ozma, but The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was, of course, the touchstone. Monica wrote to me at the store and asked me to make some Oz cookies for her daughter's upcoming play of the Wizard of Oz, so how could I say no? The illustrations are mostly from the first edition (1900), illustrated by W. W. Denslow, with a few from later editions, and a few which I colored and cobbled together from Denslow's sketches. Here they are:

I used SugarBelle's Sugar Cookie Recipe with the largest cutter from the R & M Fluted Rectangular Cookie Cutter Set. I'm not very fond of the border I ended up making (white, with star tip #16, then a thin black line with a #2 tip). Somehow the border is too "French chambermaid"; I'm hoping someone else will come up with a much better idea :)

The wafer papers are available at my shop.


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