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Mickey Mouse Birthday Cookies

September 10, 2015

The Challenge

I was asked to make Mickey Mouse themed cookies for a 2 year old’s birthday. It honestly makes me nervous to try and depict well known characters in cookie form. There are so many ways they could go full Chinese knock off on you!

Crazy Disney Knock Off

Beijing’s imitation Disneyland…the horror…

I decided to keep it very simple and ordered this set and this sandwich cutter. I kept my colors to black, red, white, and a little bit of tan. Since I’m addicted to the Disney Tsum Tsum Game (sigh at least I don’t have to pay any money to enjoy this game) I went with a simplified “Tsum Tsum” style Mickey face.

The Results

Of course a stuffed Mickey Tsum Tsum had to be included in this picture.

Of course a stuffed Mickey Tsum Tsum had to be included in this picture.

I have problems doing the same things over and over, so I messed around with M and 2 styles.

I have problems doing the same things over and over, so I messed around with M and 2 styles.

Passable, but I see my many flaws! I had fun downloading a Disney style font, typing in the birthday girl’s name and practicing the lettering. I had some problems with my icing consistency and nearly had a heart attack when the humidity started to warp everything. I shut every window in the house, slammed the AC on high and blasted a fan. Luckily that seemed to save the icing. Humidity = death to royal icing.

I free handed the Micky face each time. I probably could have gotten a more consistent look if I had traced his face out. I have to learn not to cut corners. Also I’m not sure why, but all the buttons ended up having a depression. The icing seemed fine when I placed it, but during the drying process it caved in a little. I have to investigate this more.

Next Time

I fixed my icing consistency issues on my next batch of cookies (more on that in a future post). I’d like to make more Tsum Tsum characters in cookie form soon, but that also means custom cutting out dough and using multiple colors. I’m too lazy for that!!

I thought this was a cool shot of the outline of the Mickey cutter in flour. Artsy fartsy right?

I thought this was a cool shot of the outline of the Mickey cutter in flour. Artsy fartsy right?

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