Earlier this year, I was approached by the Stratford Festival to create some cookies based on their upcoming play, Alice Through the Looking-Glass. The cookies were to be included as part of a special invitation to the opening night, so it was important that the topsy-turvy, dream-like theme of the play was captured on the cookies.
I chose a curvy cutter shape for a whimsical touch, then used a beige base layer of icing and hand-painted the characters onto the cookies. To add more of a dream-like feel, I dabbed alternating layers of gold and brown edible colour onto the edges once dry.
I was honoured and excited to re-create the fantastical costume sketches originally developed by Bretta Gerecke. After getting a peek into the play, I can’t wait to see it when I visit Stratford this summer! xo
Alice Through the Looking-Glass opens this Saturday, May 31st. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.