Sunday, July 14, 2013

Almost Madagascar Cookies


My 2.5yo toddler has become obsessed with Dreamworks' Madagascar and Madagascar 2. Obviously, I can't make him cookies with images from the movies, because that would violate copyright. But, I made him these cookies, cobbled together in Photoshop from purchased clipart, which have the same animals: a lion, a giraffe, a zebra, and a hippo.

I made the cookies with Sugarbelle's Sugar Cookie Dough which, as you probably know by now, is my absolute favorite. I flavored the cookies with McCormick Raspberry Extract from the grocery store (surprisingly, as good as you can get). I cut them with the largest cutter (2.5"x 3") from the R & M Fluted Rectangular Cookie Cutter Set, iced them, wafer-papered them, and piped borders in super-stiff white icing, using a #16 star tip.

It was so worth it when he climbed on his Learning Tower to see what cookies I was making, and a breathless "Wow!" escaped his lips. I felt like Supermom :) "Alex! Marty! Melman! Gloria!" he shouted. Convincing him to eat one was another thing entirely. He ate the frosted edges and saved the rest of the cookie.





The wafer papers are available at my shop.

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