It’s not a cartoon the grand-kids watch while they are here and honestly, I don’t believe it is one that they watch at their own homes much either. That’s not to say that they don’t watch cartoons, they do but Phineas and Ferb is not high on their viewing list. Until a few weeks ago, I never had the occasion to do these character cookies and when the order came in for them I was off to the races.
My client is a repeat customer from New Brunswick who has to adhere to a Gluten Free diet. My Gluten Free Vanilla Bean Sugar cookies stand up extremely well to being decorated with royal icing as well as edible icing sheets (which are also gluten free) so I’m happy to be able to offer this option to my clients.
I used my Kopykake projector to make the cookies. I did not make all the cartoon show characters but kept the order to a few of the main ones.
Step One: Pipe and Flood Round Fluted Gluten Free Cookies with White Piping and Flood Icing
Step Two: With Black Piping Icing and when the flood icing is completely dry, trace the outline of the characters.
Step Three: When the black piping has dried completely, use tan flood icing to fill in the characters (Phineas, Ferb and Candace) faces. Use dark aquamarine to fill in Perry the Platypus face and body.
Step Four: When the face icing has dried, use red, orange and green flood icing to fill in the hair for Phineas, Candace and Ferb. Use yellow flood icing to fill in the shirts for Phineus and Ferb. Use dark brown flood icing to fill in the hat for Perry the Platypus and orange for his bill (beak).
Step Five: When all this flood icing has dried, use white flood icing to fill in the eyes. Let dry completely.
Step Six: When the eyes have dried completely, use a black edible marker to fill in the details on the eyes and to draw the mouths for Phineas, Ferb and Candace. Finish up by using a red edible marker to draw the eyebrows for Phineas and a brown edible marker to draw the little freckles on his head!
Prior to shipping the cookies I emailed my client a picture of the finished product. She was very happy and that makes me very happy!