Monday, September 17, 2012

I am the Walrus

Coo coo ca choo.

{PS: I've just come to find out that it's actually "goo goo g'joob."  I'm sticking with "coo coo..."}
{PPS: If you are under 35, you may need to do some googling here.}

Yes, these cookies are weird.  No, there is no rhyme or reason behind them.  One day while looking through the mini Boden catalog (best kids' catalog ever), I came across a shirt with a walrus on it.  The shirt was screaming, "I want to be a COOKIE!"  So, it is.

Where could you use these cookies?  A Sea World theme birthday party?  Beatles tribute?
I have no idea. 

What I do know is that I went through a HUGE Beatles/Monkees phase in high school.  Even though neither band was still intact and playing, my bedroom was covered in pictures of Paul McCartney & Davy Jones scotch-taped to the wall. (Sorry, Dad.)

"I am the Walrus" was probably one of my least favorite Beatles songs, but you have to admit...you never forget it.

To make the walrus cookies, you'll need:
Use a #2 tip to outline the entire shape in grey icing.

Thin the remaining grey icing with water, a bit at a time, stirring with a silicone spatula, until it is the consistency of a thick syrup.  You'll want to drop a "ribbon" of icing back into the bowl and have it disappear in a count of "one thousand one, one thousand two." Four is too thick, one is too thin.  Count of 2-3 is good.  Cover with a damp dishcloth and let sit for several minutes.

Stir gently with a silicone spatula to pop and large air bubbles that have formed.  Pour into squeeze bottle.  

Fill in the outline with the thinned flood icing, using a toothpick to guide to the edges and to pop large air bubbles.

Let the cookies dry for at least one hour.

Use a #2 tip to pipe an outline the whisker area in ivory.

With a #7 round tip, add the eyes in white. (You could stop here and these would be really fun for Halloween.)

Thin the remaining ivory icing as described above.  Fill in the outlined area.

Let the cookies dry at least one hour.

Pipe the tusks in white icing using a #3 tip.

Use a #1 tip to pipe the nose, mouth, and whiskers with black icing.

Switch to a #3 tip and add pupils to the eyes.

Let dry completely, uncovered, 6-8 hours or overnight.

Coo coo ca choo, my friends. 

41 comments:

  1. LOVE the Walrus cookies!!! I'm under 35 and didn't have to google at all :P <3 the Beatles!

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  2. A collegue went by my computer while I looked at these cookies, and he exclaimed "Oh, they are cute!" - I might have to do them now :)

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  3. I thought it was "coo coo ca choo" too!

    Totally adorable and clever cookies! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. LOL I am a fan of any cookie, ones with fun hidden meaning are even better;p

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  5. The expression on his face sums up pretty well how I am feeling at the moment :( Thank you for sharing these cookies though; they're very cute.

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  6. I've unknowingly sung the wrong words to some songs for years! Love these walrus cookies (didn't like the song much)and one never needs a reason or occasion for a cute cookie.

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  7. It's not coo coo kachoo?? WHAT???!!!

    These are ADORABLE!! Jon David has always loved the Beatles...when he was a baby his favorite song was "Get Back". We'd listen to it in the car over and over and OVER....I know every single word!!

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  8. So cute! How about a Ferris Bueller tribute party? "I could be the Walrus. It still wouldn't change the fact that I'd have to bum rides off people."

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    1. Hello....GENIUS!!! And we *just* watched that movie! Thank you!!!

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  9. I grew up in a Beatles household for sure. Their albums were always blasting so I know virtually every word to every song and love them dearly! Actually, "I Am The Walrus" is one of my favorites and love it remastered on the Love album :) these cookies are INSANELY ADORABLE, Bridget! I love their little expressions--so creative and adorable.

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  10. So cute!! I love the soft colors and the use of the candy corn cutter. Also, I'm a huge fan of how do-able your cookies are. Nothing crazy detailed or requiring a projector. Thanks for making great cookies!! :)

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  11. Adorable -- and I love me some Beatles! Now that will be stuck in my head all day . . .

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  12. So cute, I'm 17 and I know this song ! beatles<3

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  13. Walruses! Yay! I love them!! You have a gift for seeing so much more for each shape.

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  14. I will absolutely need to make these for my next Alice in Wonderland party. Have you got a cookie cutout for a carpenter? ;) Thanks for sharing these cute gems!

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  15. these are adorbz. im taking my lil one to the aquarium for the first time on monday and these will be a fun little treat to take along. im also under 35 and i love the beatles. I played their RockaBye Baby versions for my lil one in utero :) no google necessary and i knew it was "goo goo" not "coo coo"

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  16. Ok, first- I'm sticking with ca-choo, what is g'joob anyway!? And second, walrus' was my next guess. Skeletons or walrus'.....lol!

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  17. These look spectacular!
    Question, I've done a little cookie decorating but do these actually taste good or is it just for decoration, cause that's a lot of icing! =)

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    1. Gracey....yes, they taste good. I can vouch for the recipes linked above to make these cookies. And I ate 2 of them. :)

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  18. So cute!!! Love these little guys! And yes, I'm sticking with ca-choo, too!

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  19. Blahahaha You're so funny and clever! You made me laugh out loud at "I am the Eggman".

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  21. Brilliant! A simple cookie shape turned into a super-cute masterpiece :-)

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  22. I received this notification today in my email:

    The item(s) listed below will actually ship sooner than we originally expected based on the new release date:

    Bridget Edwards "Decorating Cookies: 60+ Designs for Holidays, Celebrations & Everyday"
    Previous estimated arrival date: October 03, 2012
    New estimated arrival date: September 20, 2012

    Woo-hoo! I can't wait to flip through the pages and get inspired!

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  23. Awww, I loved Paul and Davy too:) I'll never listen to that song again without thinking of your cute walrus cookie, and that's a good thing!

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  24. I love that you make cookie designs just because they call out to you from random places...that's what makes your blog so much fun---great walruses (walri?)

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  25. Oh my gracious, I love you. That is so hilarious. I love that you would make Walrus cookies but for the sake of Walrus cookies. And I loved the song, because I was a little more into John. And his weirdness. :)

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  26. I love Boden too! Alice in Wonderland has the Walrus and the Carpenter, and Alice liked the Walrus the best!

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  27. Too stinking cute!! And guess what?! I just checked on Amazon and your book should be here within the next few weeks! I'm so thrilled :) yay!

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  28. LOL, you talk about Beatles tribute parties like they would be pretty unlikely! Now what's that all about, because I would LOVE to have a Beatles party that would include these cookies, and all the delicious treats from Savoy Truffle! :)

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  29. I think these are adorable. These would be perfect at a beachy themed party

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  30. Those are cute! I'm 32 and knew the reference. LOL! I loved the Monkees too. I used to watch the show. Davy Jones was adorable.

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  31. Walrus cookies?! I knew I loved you ~ but now even more!! When I was in grade school we could do a school repot on ANY animal. I chose the walrus. These were the days way before the internet, I had to find all my info at the school library. There was about one chapter to be found on this creature. Made it easier to write the report ~ way too much info on animals like lions. Could you imagine how much I would have swooned the teacher for a { A } with these cookies?!

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  32. I saw these cookies when you first posted them, but I don't think I ever left a comment to tell you how cute they are! And, of course, to thank you for the fact that I will be singing this song all night long now. :) I'm not (yet) 30, and I absolutely got the reference... But, I'm a pretty big Beatles fan.

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