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Vintage Kitty Cookies

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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.
 
 
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Step 1: Time to begin the cat!

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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.

Step 2: The details!

Once I had the basis for the face, I planned where the eyes should go and the general shape of them.  But HEY - I'm not an artist so my lines are never perfect LOL, a little ricket-y but they give the hint and that is what matters.  ;)

Then make the nose under your smudge, add the whiskers, then the mouth.

If you want to - you can plan where the cheeks will be and then brush them with some luster dust from a cake decorating shop.  OR, what I did - was ice the whiskers on, let them dry, then I dusted the cheeks on.  (Kinda weird but it worked.)  Same goes for the eyes - they came last.  (The blue colored dust.)

My kitty figurines had pink flowers on them and I happened to have these icing flowers so they were a PERFECT fit and they matched pretty well.  I just used a dollop of royal icing to tack them on and dry overnight.

One thing that I did for added texture - was add extra squiggles around the cat hair once I was done painting it with the royal icing.  That gives it a little more depth.
I think the kitty cookies are adorable!! But I need the recipe for the cookie too. I'm new to this site, so I'm not sure if you can message me back, so please if I can get the recipe, I want to make them with my granddaughter,
Here is my email address,
raeannraerae@aol.com
Thank you
ecsaul231 year ago
You are awesome! You always have great stuff, I'm jealous
kristylynn84 (author)  ecsaul231 year ago
but you do toooo!! :D
haha, thanks, but im still jealous :p
wold6301 year ago
These are so perfectly done! I love them!!! I am very, very sad and disappointed to see that they are not a finalist. When I saw them I thought to myself this would be the winner for sure. The execution is fantastic. Great job and very creative.
kristylynn84 (author)  wold6301 year ago
i really appreciate that! :D thank you! :) :)
bajablue1 year ago
So artistic!!!
shazni1 year ago
who says your not an artist?? :-) this is definitely art!
lmnopeas1 year ago
These are the cutest ever!
kristylynn84 (author) 1 year ago
thank you guysss!!! :D :D
Those are so cute! Those cookies are like a work of art!
HollyMann1 year ago
Those are so cute!
Too beautiful to eat =)
So adorable and sweet!
I am in awe of these - they're perfect! :D
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