A little boy is celebrating his birthday very soon and when the order came in from his mother for Batman themed cookies I was delighted to fill this order. Not only because Josee and I are new friends since the Ottawa Cupcake Camp (where her amazing cupcakes won) but also because I’ve only once before baked cookies for a little boy and it was fun to do. I was looking forward to making these for Josee’s little boy.
Now if Josee’s son is anything like mine was when he was his age, they are very particular about their super-heroes and every detail about them is as familiar to them as the back of their hands.
I decided to make the Batman logo and try to do a likeness of Batman’s head. I put a small smile on the face. When my husband saw the finished cookies he said that while he thought they looked good, he never remembers Batman smiling. Even when they grow up they don’t forget their super-heroes
I’ll chalk it up to creative license and hope that Josee’s little fellow is forgiving and not embarrassed that he has smiling Batman faces at his super-hero birthday party.
Here’s a photo-tutorial should you have a Batman fan in your household. (One day I will get myself a photography light. The need is great as most of my decorating is done in the evenings!)
1. You will need to bake both large oval cookies and large rectangular cookies. The day prior to decorating your cookies, print off a page-full of the Batman Logo and a page-full of the Batman head sized to fit your cookies. Lay your print-out under sheets of waxed paper and with a #2 tip and black piping icing outline your two designs.
3. Flood all the outlines with black flood icing. While the flood is somewhat damp on the mask, pipe small curved dashes with grey piping and a #1 tip on either side of the masks to make the eye-slits.
4. Flood the *face* portion of the mask with tan flood icing. Let dry overnight. When completely dry, draw on the mouths using AmeriColour Brown Food Colouring Pens.
5. Using a #2 tip and bright yellow piping icing, outline your oval-shaped cookies. Let dry.
6. Using a #2 tip and bright yellow piping icing, outline your rectangular shaped cookies. Let dry.
7. Flood all your ovals with bright yellow flood icing. While icing is still damp, carefully add your Batman logos to the center of the cookies.
8. Flood all your rectangular cookies with bright yellow flood icing. While icing is still damp, carefully add your Batman heads to the center of the cookies.
9. Let dry overnight. Package in the morning and tie with coordinating ribbons.
I’ll be linking this up at I’m Lovin’ It Friday’s. Cheryl has Amber from Bluebonnets and Brownies hosting it for her this week. Come on over and link up with us!