Lila has observed me making creatively themed cupcakes for her birthday parties, but I don't think she's really been aware of the fact that her mommy had an eight-year stint as a cake decorator a long time ago, way before Lila was even thought of. I am never surprised by her artistic abilities because the arts run deep in our family, but I am tickled by the fact that she has expressed a specific interest in "food art." Although she has changed her career aspirations from chef to chemist (hey, I ain't mad at that!) baking is still one of her special hobbies. One of her favorite culinary creations to date has been her piggy cookies. Lila initiated the idea and made these herself with very little help from me. In fact, since we used pre-made sugar cookie dough, as her sous chef, all I did was put the cookies in the oven and take them out.
Here's what you need:
- Your favorite sugar cookie recipe (or buy pre-made dough so that you can get to the fun part sooner)
- Frosting with pink food coloring
- Mini marshmallows (to craft the ears and the nose)
- Chocolate chips (for the eyes)
- Cashews (for the smile)
Use your creativity to assemble these ingredients into cute pig faces. Store them in the fridge or freezer so that the frosting hardens. Enjoy! -Tara