Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Cinderella Carriage Cookies from a Micky Mouse Cookie Cutter

Guys. I am in full prom-recovery mode. One of the things about your child going to a brand-new school...and a small school...is that you have the opportunity to get involved.
(You also have the opportunity to over-commit, but let's not talk about that right now.)

how to make Cinderella carriage cookies ... from a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter! Perfect for a Cinderella or princess party!

The Junior prom at Jack's school was Saturday and the theme was The Grand Ball...as in Cinderella's Grand Ball. Please tell me you've seen the Cinderella movie that came out last year with Rose from Downton Abbey. It's so sweet.

how to make Cinderella carriage cookies ... from a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter! Perfect for a Cinderella or princess party!
We'd planned mini desserts for the dessert table carriage. Once I saw these princess carriage cookies by LilaLoa made from a Mouse Ears cutter, I knew some carriage party favors were in order, too.
(Again, another plus to your child going to a small school. Making cookie party favors is actually doable. Would I have done this if his class had 700 students like mine did? Um, no.)

how to make Cinderella carriage cookies ... from a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter! Perfect for a Cinderella or princess party!

To make Cinderella carriages, you'll need:
how to make Cinderella carriage cookies ... from a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter! Perfect for a Cinderella or princess party!
Use an offset spatula to smear white icing onto each cookie. This doesn't need to be precise...it'll be the "window" in the carriage. 

Place some of the darker blue icing in a piping bag fitted with a #2 tip. Set aside. Thin the remaining with water until it is a medium consistency. When you drag a knife through the icing, the line should disappear in a count of 15-20 seconds.

how to make Cinderella carriage cookies ... from a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter! Perfect for a Cinderella or princess party!
Pour this icing into a squeeze bottle and outline the wheels.

how to make Cinderella carriage cookies ... from a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter! Perfect for a Cinderella or princess party!
Use a #2 tip to outline carriage and the door with light blue icing.

Thin the remaining light blue and white icings with water, a bit at a time, stirring with a silicone spatula, until it is the consistency of a thick syrup. (Reserve some of the white icing for piping details later.) 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 bottles.

how to make Cinderella carriage cookies ... from a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter! Perfect for a Cinderella or princess party!
how to make Cinderella carriage cookies ... from a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter! Perfect for a Cinderella or princess party!
Fill in the outlines with the thinned icing, using a toothpick to guide to the edges and to pop large air bubbles.

how to make Cinderella carriage cookies ... from a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter! Perfect for a Cinderella or princess party!
Now, use the reserved blue icing in the piping bag to add the curtains.

With another #2 tip, add details with the gold icing.

Let the icing dry overnight, or for 6-8 hours, uncovered.

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Once the icing is dry, it's time to paint. Mix gold luster dust with a bit of vodka until smooth. Use a paintbrush to paint on the areas iced in gold icing. Add more vodka to the mixture as needed whole working as the alcohol will evaporate and the gold "paint" will thicken.

how to make Cinderella carriage cookies ... from a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter! Perfect for a Cinderella or princess party!
I love that Mickey Mouse ears make for the perfect Cinderella carriages. THAT is Disney magic! 

Thanks, LilaLoa for the inspiration!


7 comments:

  1. That is way Disney!!! I love these so much!!!

    Cinderella is my favorite disney cartoon movie!! Have you seen the live action one from last year or the year before? loved it!!

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  2. This is so cute! I wish I had a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter now... Haha! I'm a big Disney fan!

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  3. These are so beautiful!! I love the pale blue and gold!!!

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  4. I couldn't love these more! The gold looks so beautiful with the blue! I bet the kids were ooohing and awwwing!

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  5. Jon David and I went and saw that movie and it was WONDERFUL. Like I was literally swooning the entire time. So, SO pretty.

    And I love these cookies. They are genius and beautiful, just like you :) xo

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  6. BRILLIANT!!! Particularly because I have a Mickey Mouse cutter!!!😉

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