How to Decorate a Cat Face Cookie

Posted by Anne Yorks on Friday, February 12, 2016

My 4-year-old requested kitty cat cookies to share with her friends at preschool. I was thrilled to finally use this cat face cookie cutter. It's BIG. This cookie is 5.625" big...that's a jumbo cookie!

This design isn't overly complicated. I hate to say it's "easy". Because let's face it, with a busy schedule decorated cookies, even simple ones, should never be considered easy to get done! The process takes takes time. I baked the cookies a few days before I needed to start and had the icing ready the day before too. Then when I was ready to get them done, I could really enjoy the decorating.

Here's a time-lapse video of how the cookie was decorated. 

I am using Royal Icing to decorate these cookies. Click here to check out a blog post for a recipe and tips!

Let me break it down step-by-step.


Step one: Select cutter and plan design! :)

Step two: Outline the top pink section of the face (soft pink pipe, tip #2)

Step three:Outline the bottom of the face (white pipe, tip #2)

Step four: Flood the top of face pink (soft pink flood, bottle tip #3).

Step five: While the base layer is still wet, add white polka dots (flood white flood, tip #1 - this keeps the dots mini sized).

Step six: And, if you want the ears to be in the base layer of icing like I did, add them now, too. The white will melt into the pink background creating a flat surface.

**Allow this section to dry in front of a fan for an hour. This will avoid the pink icing bleeding into the white.

Step seven: Flood the white section of the face (bottle, tip #3)

**Allow this section to dry in front of a fan for an hour.

Adding the details:

Step eight: Add the pink nose and pink face detail at top using a 20-second icing and tip #1.5. The smaller tip provides a little more control over these smaller details. The thinner icing (the 20-second has a few extra drops of water added to the pipe consistency), creates a smooth surface on these icing accents. (Note: this pink is a combo of burgundy and soft pink Americolor food color. I normally don't do much color mixing, but I love the contrast of the darker pink!)

Step nine: Add the eyes with black 20-second icing, tip #2.

Step ten: Wait 30-60 seconds and add a mini white dot with flood icing for a highlight on the eye. This is wet-on-wet and the white dot should melt into the black background for a smooth, round eye. 

Step eleven: Add the smile and whiskers (Black pipe, Tip #1.5)

Step twelve: Admire your adorable cookie!

I allow cookies to dry 18-24 before packing.


This cat face cutter...It's BIG, almost 6"! Click here to order it in our online shop.



Guess what else is now available in the shop!?! We've been busy adding some fun new cookie tools!

The Air Genie Pro Airbrush System!!! You can expect an airbrush tutorial coming soon. The AirGeniePro Airbrush System is compact, light weight, and quiet. Plus, it features variable speed control. It is the choice of many pro decorators! The GenieAirPro includes compressor, TWO airbrushes, 2 leather-like  airbrush storage pouches, power cord, hose, quick connect hose & fittings, and maintenance tools all in an adorable tote bag! Read the AirGeniePro Warranty - click here

We also now carry the Foodoodler food markers. 

We have the fine tip set of 10 markers.


We also have a black and yellow set too. The black markers are great for writing fine details. And, yellow is great for tracing an image onto the cookie surface to guide piping. Click on the photos below to view them in the online shop!