Gude, tama! gude, tama! Gude, gude, gude, tamaahhhhh.
Meet Gudetama. Many of you know him, many of you do not. He’s a lazy egg, and my object of obsession for a good year or so now. He was everywhere when I went to Japan in 2015 and leave it to the Japanese to create a hit character out of an egg.
I own the onesies, the pillows, the stationary, the figurines, and it was about time I made the cookies, so here you go.
Luckily there’s not much to Gudetama. After baking up the sugar cookies and letting them cool, I piped the white royal icing to be his egg whites. Once finished, I went in and did the yellow royal icing, which would be Gudetama. Quite blob like…but that’s pretty much what he is.
After letting the icing completely dry, I went in with white food coloring and a brush to do the whites of his mouth and the highlight on his head, and a darker yellow to do the shading for his cheek and belly squish:
Then I went in with an edible marker to outline the remaining details:
And that’s really it! Super cute and simple, which pretty much sums up Gudetama.
Pretty much describes what I feel like every morning when I have to go to work.
I challenge anyone not to love this guy. Enjoy!!