Bringing the sweet, vintage figurines back to life in this era - here is my Vintage Kitty Cookie. :)
I got these figures at the thrift store and they inspired me to put a face onto that cat cookie cutter that I had. Of course - looking at a cutter on its own - there isn't much of a hint for inspiration. That is where we need to collect things that we want to use later on, as an individual. My tip - save clippings, find images that inspire you, collect the adorable things that you love and recreate them on your own.
Step 1: Time to begin the cat!
Have your sugar cookies pre-decorated with a base coat (such as white royal icing). Make sure that it's dry before you begin to decorate.
Using a small icing tip and some royal icing, make a jagged line that will be used to frame the face of the kitty.
Then get the tip of your paintbrush wet (food-only paint brush), and then using it in a stroking manner, fan out the icing in the directions and shapes that you would like it to mimic.
Once that was done, I continued to bring the black royal icing up to the ears and give a light-base coat. Then build up from there...I added another black squiggle to brush in the way of a "top ear" - fold - look.
With what was left on the damp/icing brush, I made a smudge for where the nose would be.