Purim is my favorite of all the Jewish Holidays. Not only is it my birthday, but everyone is in such great spirits. The holiday is celebrated by dressing up in costumes (think Jewish Halloween) and passing out delicious candy and cookie packages (again, Halloween-esque). I was extra excited this year because this was my sons first Purim, or my first opportunity to dress him up! He asked to be a dinosaur and I acquiesced.
I couldn’t get him to smile for me in this pose, but I wanted you to see the whole costume. Here’s the side view.
I thought he looked like the friendliest dinosaur in all the land! I bet you are wondering if I have a Purim cake to share with you as well. You are in luck! I was asked to make a Purim themed cake and was excited to do so.
The crown and mask are made of gumpaste. I like using gumpaste because it dries quickly and super hard.
I used a template to cut out the crown shape and then I used a quilting tool to create this look. Once it was dry I airbrushed it in shiny gold.
I used another template to cut out the mask. Once it was dry, I attached a stick using royal icing. Once everything was dry, I airbrushed it a shiny green and then piped on some royal icing that I colored deep purple.
I colored some fondant brown for the cookie dough and filled the cookie with red and purple piping gel. Once they were all pinched together, I airbrushed the corners brown to get that freshly baked effect. Here’s my recipe for Hamentashen if you want to make the real thing. I had fun making this cake, I hope it inspires you or just brightens your day…