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!
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!
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.