I love I Love Lucy. It was one of my very favorite shows when I was a little girl, and I can still remember thinking Lucy and Ethel were so elegant and classy while they were up to their antics. Whenever they would imply that Lucy wasn’t attractive enough, or too funny looking, to be an actress, I was always confused because I thought she was beautiful!
I decided that, after celebrating a major anniversary of another Desilu show (Star Trek’s 45th), there was no way I could pass up the chance to make some cutie pie Lucy cookies, too.
I made all of the amazing characters – Fred and Ethel, Lucy and Ricky – and I made some heart logo cookies, then I made some blue and white polka dot cookies that are reminiscent of Lucy’s recognizable style.
These cookies turned out totally adorable, and they were simple and fun to make. If you’re a big fan of Lucy, like me, these are definitely an awesome treat to try.
I slightly squeezed the end to point it a bit at the bottom. For the Lucy and Fred cookies, I kept it like this, but I made Ethel and Ricky’s cookies a little rounder by flattening the bottom a little again.
Once all the cookies were cut, baked, and cooled, I used the same cutter to cut out the “skin” fondant for the cookies. I made a peachy color by adding tiny amounts of orange and red food coloring to white fondant until I was happy with the shade.
Next up, I did everyone’s hair. I went with a bright orangey-red for Lucy. I used this famous cartoon as a guide.
Ricky’s hair is a classic 50s style. I just love it. For Ethel I tried to go blond, but I added one tiny drop of brown and her hair ended up much more brown than blond. I still liked it, though, so I used it anyway. Fred is pretty much bald. I just gave him a little gray around the sides and a tiny comb over.
Happy 60th anniversary, I Love Lucy! It’s still one of my favorite shows ever, and I love it when I can catch reruns. I’m thinking I may just need to buy the box set of the show… Yeah. I think so.