I received a special request for some Caillou cookies for a themed birthday party. I had never heard of Caillou, so I had to do some research!
This is what I learned:
1. Caillou is pronounced [ky-you].
2. The show, which airs on PBS is based on a book series.
3. The author created Caillou without hair or distinguishing features (besides the fact that he’s white) so that all kids can more easily identify with him.
I used my circle cookie cutter, and the top of my onesie cookie cutter. I chopped off the arms so that I basically just had the shoulder section. Stuck it to the circle, and they were ready to bake!
The basic outline is pretty easy. Since I was outlining the whole thing in black, I used a pretty small tip.
This was the first time I made “fleshtone” icing. I had to look up what colors to mix. In the end I kind of played it by ear, and it worked out easier than I thought.
I felt confident going into these cookies, but I got nervous when it came time to put the face on Caillou. So I took it in parts.
It ended up being easier to do than I thought. Every picture of Caillou his facial expressions are slightly different. So if the eyebrow or mouth was a little crooked, it still looked great!
The mom sent me some of these cards to attach, since the cookies are favors. Aren’t they adorable!?
I received an email from the mom last night after the party was over:
OMG I just want to say thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! You are truly amazing, I couldn’t believe it when I saw the cookies. They look just like the picture. My daughter along with all her friends were so excited. All my friends were impressed as well. I’m sure you will be gaining some more customers. I will be ordering cookies from you for every birthday of my son and daughters… Your cookies made this party. You rock and you’ll be hearing from [us] again and again!
I guess she liked them!