Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Harry Potter - the cookie

You know this guy, right?  Its Harry Potter.  Now I'd like to introduce you to Harry's number one fan.

My daughter Isabelle.  She has read all the Harry Potter books and LOVES them.  In fact, they are all precariously held together with tape at this point. 

 Isabelle is a voracious reader and loves her Kindle, but says there is nothing like the smell of real books (and I agree).  The Potter books went through two of her older brothers so they have been well loved indeed.  Here she is with Ya Ya getting in on the reading action.

As you can imagine, she has been counting the days till the newest movie comes out - and it is this weekend.  I made her a batch of Harry cookies for her birthday in March, but we decided a a new assortment was in order for this most joyous occasion. 

We have the cute little owl Hedwig.  So cute in fact, that I made several.

 I have had several people ask me how I draw freehand on a cookie - no Kopycake.  Well, I sketch it on paper several times to get a feel for what I want.  I always start with a center feature - for the my Cheshire cat cookie from the Alice in Wonderland tea, it was the smile I started with.  It helps to be able to draw, but I must say, that there is a huge difference between drawing with a pencil and drawing with an icing tip. 

This is the beloved Dumbledore.

I guess the best advice I have is to just plunge in there and do it.  Practice helps a lot, too.  Do some work on the back side of a vanilla wafer or on wax paper.  And I have made PLENTY of really awful looking cookies.  Its just that I furtively eat them before anyone sees.  Kind of like a spy eating the secret message before the enemy gets it. I probably gained ten pounds trying to improve my piping skills.  I have also found that men, children, and dogs are more than happy to dispose of any "bad cookie" evidence. 

And now for the evil Lord Voldemort.

Wouldn't want to meet this guy in a dark alley.  As a side note, this is exactly what I look like in the morning before I've had my coffee.  You wouldn't want to meet me in a dark alley either if you were carrying a cup of Starbucks. 

And here we have the gang  posing all together before being devored by anxious kids and husband. 

Izzie has been eyeing Dumbledore all afternoon - there was a thick layer of icing for his beard and it was calling her name.

Mmmmmm, he IS a real sweet guy!  I bet Lord Voldemort isn't all bad either...

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  1. they all look sooooo amazing! & i'm sure isabelle is super glad to be featured on the blog again! now she cant complain about not being on here (:

  2. I grew up reading these books and then seeing the films. I'm so sad it's coming to an end, but I'm EXCITED beyond belief for the midnight show tomorrow. I already have my outfit ready to go...I just hope it all fits right. I'm going to be a Ravenclaw.

    These cookies look amazing though. I really want them now. You did such an amazing job on Dumbledore and Voldemort is super creepy, but yummy looking.


  3. These look amazing! Especially Dumbledore! See you tomorrow :)

  4. Those cookies are AMAZING!!!!!

    I scrolled down some of your other posts and I'm so impressed......the B&W cookies are divine, too!!!

    And I agree with your daughter about the real books!!!!!!


  5. ****Huge Smile****

    I love, love, love them. We're so excited to see the new movie soon. Fantastic cookies!!

  6. Lisa..these are really intricate and amazing. Dumbledore is insanely awesome. WE haven't been into Harry Potter here YET but I can't help but get into the excitement seeing these sweets!

  7. All of the cookies look awesome! You did a great job!

  8. I couldn't even imagine attempting to make these!! I would be doing good just to get the cookie baked before my crew ate all of them! I never can make it to the decorating part!

    Your work is fabulous!

  9. I've painted pansies and other florals on cookies before, but I've never done portraiture. Nice job. Very ambitious and brave! Cherry Kay

  10. These are fabulous, I can't believe you did them freehand, I can't image what they would look like if I gave this a try. Thanks for sharing, these are impressive.

  11. Hi Lisa

    I'd like to contact you to discuss featuring one of your recipes, but I cant find any contact details.

    Could you possibly email me to

    Many thanks


  12. These cookies are AWESOME!
    I am completely impressed!
    They are just WOW!
    Thanks for sharing.

  13. We had a big Harry Potter week here. Each and every book was reread and each and every movie was rewatched. That's 17 and half hours of movies! Your cookies are great.

    - The Tablescaper

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