I have been wanting to try making these cute Totoro character for a while :)
Totoro is the character in the Japanese animated film – My Neighbor Totoro. He’s a fuzzy, giant, furry, pointy-eared creature with wide eyes and a fantastic smile :)
And of course we had to include the Dustbunnies, they are little black fuzzy things, about the size of a ping-pong ball. In Japanese, they were called "Makkuro Kurosuke" (a literal translation would be "Pitch-black Blackie")
So when we finally got the cookie cutter from eBay so we couldnt wait to make these cute cookies! lol :)
Okay so let go over how to decorate these cuties :) We start off by marking the area for Totoro's white belly with edible marker.
Fill the round belly area that you have marked off with white icing and let it dry. Then Fill the rest of the cookie with grey icing. Let it dry.
Next we pipe the little details. With outline consistency grey icing, piped a slightly diagonal line on each side of the body to give the impression of his hands on each side. then piped upside down V on his belly using grey icing.
Then piped the white round eyes and while its still wet put a tiny black dot in the centre of the eyes to give him the wide-eyed look. Then add his little triangle nose in the middle.
Lastly, we draw his whiskers and a tiny mouth line with black edible marker :) Taadaa....one cute Totoro!
Next is the cute and super easy Dustbunnies :) All we did was piped a random splatter shape on top of the cookies and fill it with dark grey icing. Let it dry. Then lastly piped the white eyes and put a tiny black dot with black icing in the center of the white.
Here are all the dustbunies together, they are such cute little black fuzzy things :P
That's all we did....super simple and easy, and super fun to make :)
Here is one cute Totoro in his packaging, complete with the dustbunnies :)
Hope this will encourage you to try and make these cute characters ;-)
Cookie Artist & Content Creator, who loves spreading the cookie love.