Soon her eye fell on a little glass box that was lying under the table: she opened it, and found in it a very small cake, on which the words “EAT ME” were beautifully marked in currants.

Our recipe for the Eat-Me cakes is based on a Scotch Shortbreads recipe found in The Fannie Farmer Cookbook


  • 0.5 lb butter
  • 0.5 C confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 C flour
  • 1/4 t salt

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Cream the butter, then gradually add the sugar, beating well.
Mix the flour and salt together and add to the first mixture, combining thoroughly.
Roll out the dough with a rolling pin until its 1/4″ thick, then cut into circles and stars.
Put them on ungreased cookie sheets (we used a Silpat)
Prick each cookie with a fork, and bake for 20-25 minutes until lightly browned around the edges

For the frosting we used Wilton’s color flow mix with a royal icing recipe


  • 1/2 C plus 1 teaspoon water
  • 4 cups sifted confectioner’s sugar (about 1 lb)
  • 2 Tablespoons Wilton Color Flow Mix

With electric mixer, using grease-free utensils, blend all ingredients on low speed for 5 minutes. If using hand mixer, use high speed.
Color flow icing crusts quickly, so keep bowl covered with a damp cloth while using. Stir in desired icing color.

-We divided our icing into three separate bowls and added different food colorings to each (white, powder blue, royal blue).

In order to fill an outlined area, the recipe above must be thinned with ½ teaspoon of water per ¼ cup of icing (just a few drops at a time as you near proper consistency). Use grease-free spoon or spatula to stir slowly. Color flow is ready for filling in outlines when a small amount dropped into the mixture takes a count of ten to disappear.

-Frost the cookies with the words “Eat-Me” and “Try One” as described in the book and shown in the cartoons.

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