My mom has started exploring a new aspect of cookie decorating: Painted Cookies!
When I came across Arty Mcgoo’s painted cookies that she does, I instantly thought of my mom since she is a very good artist herself. (By the way, weirdly enough, when I just checked out Arty Mcgoo’s site to link up to her, I saw that she just did a Wonderland inspired set of painted cookies! What are the odds? I promise these were not done to copy that idea). I encouraged her to try her hand at painted cookies. These were her first attempt and I am smitten. They are so wonderful. 🙂 She has plans for cookie-ing more illustrations from the Lewis Carroll book but hasn’t yet.
These are all completely edible. The paint is actually thinned gel food coloring.
She made the white rabbit cookies to be a three part set.
You can see her sketch off to the side above.
Here you can see the illustration that the cheshire cat cookie was made from. The white rabbit illustration can be seen in one of the above photos on the cover of the Lewis Carroll book.
Of course the set would not be complete without some “eat me” cookies and some sparkly red hearts for good measure.
These cookies were so much fun to photograph. I am excited to see what my mom does next.
Here are some other Alice in Wonderland confections for you to check out and enjoy:
- Sweetopia’s Shortbread Cookie Recipe with Alice in Wonderland theme
- One Tough Cookie Alice in Wonderland Cake in her Gallery (Scroll down – 17th image on the far left)
- Ali Bee’s Alice in Wonderland Cookies
- Sweet Sugarbelle’s Alice in Wonderland Cookie Platter
And if you don’t feel like painting your cookies, another great option is to use edible images that you print on edible paper and put on your cookie using royal icing. I found these Alice in Wonderland wafer paper print outs available for purchase on Etsy – aren’t they cute? I haven’t tried this technique myself yet, but it seems like it is not too hard. Sweetopia has a post dedicated to how to go about applying edible ink images to your cookies on her blog.