Claudia's school has requested volunteers to bake for the Kapa Haka festival this weekend. So we decided to help out and told them we will be baking some cookies for the event.
We wanted to do something simple and decided that polkadot kitty and some love hearts cookies are the way to go this time. The original idea for this was from Bridget, an amazing cookie decorator, check out her blog - Bake at 350, she does a lot of awesome tutorials on cookie decorating, very inspiring! :)
We only have one cat/kitty cookie cutter (apart from the Hello Kitty cutters but that doesn't count :P) so we just used what we already have :)
Now, on to the steps to make them....these are very easy to make in 4 easy steps: outline, flood, add dots & add bows. And what i like best of all is the fact that we only need to make 3 colours. The main body colour is purplish-grey with white polkadots and pink bows. The love heart is in a pink colour to match the bows :)
Step 1: Outline the cookie with outline consistency icing, we use a tip #2.
Step 2: Fill the cookie with flood icing of the same colour.
Step 3: While the icing is still wet, continue to put the polkadots with white flood icing. Then let the cookie dry for about 4-6 hours (preferably overnight).
Step 4 : Pipe the bows and let it dry for a couple of hours, we use PME tip#1.5 to do this.
You don't have to make the little love hearts, but we like having them to compliment the main cookie designs and it works well with these kitty so we piped and fill the love hearts with pink icing.
The last thing to do is packaging them for the fundraising, i made little tags with "Have a Purrfect day" written on it to match the kitty theme. We packaged them up individually so they will stay fresh longer and its easier to sell on the day.
Close-up look of individual kitty with little hearts in their packaging :)
There you go, very simple and easy :) Hope these kitty will go to a good home :P
A mother & daughter who loves baking. We especially love creating and decorating cookies. This blog is a place where we can express our baking creativity.