Cheshire Cat Tail Recipe

Who doesn’t love sweet treats? especially if it originates from Disney’s Magic Kingdom. I’m so excited to share my latest recipe with you all – a Disney-inspired Cheshire Cat Tail! If you’re a fan of Alice in Wonderland, you’re going to love this sweet treat.

All you need is some pink and purple food coloring and a little creativity to achieve the signature Cheshire Cat look. Trust me, your friends and family will be grinning from ear to ear when they see these playful treats.

Let’s not wait any longer and jump to getting the full recipe.

Why Cheshire Cat Tail Is A Must Try

This crispy treat is ideal for kids’ parties, kitty parties, late-night parties with friends, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and many other occasions. And guess what? You don’t need any special ingredients or a lot of time to prepare these delicious snacks at home. You’ll be eating a delicious Cheshire cat tail in no time if you set aside for an hour.

Give a bite and you can hear the crunch, and the pastry cream will melt in your mouth. With a little sweet glaze and some quins on top, anyone will be impressed at first sight. So don’t forget to put this on your next party menu, or whenever your kids ask for something sweet and special.

How To Make Cheshire Cat Tail Recipe

The star of this recipe is its soft and smooth creme pastry filling. And this is where our cooking starts. Let’s make the creme pastry.

Step 1:

Making Cheshire Cat Tail Filling (Creme Pastry)

  • In a saucepan pour 1 ½ cups of milk and heat it for a minute on low heat. Don’t boil the milk, just a minute is enough. Once done transfer the milk to a bowl and keep it aside for rest use.
  • In a large mixing bowl take two egg white, and half of the ⅓ cups of sugar, and whisk with an electric beater or hand whisk on high speed. Add ⅓ cup of butter, and the rest half of sugar, and beat again.
  • Once you get a smooth batter, add the egg yolk and two teaspoons of vanilla essence. Now use a spatula and gently mix with the batter. Then add ¼ cup of cornflour gradually and continue mixing gently with a rubber spatula.
  • Next, take two tablespoons of warm milk and gently pour it into the batter, give it a good mix, and then add the rest of the milk in two or three steps.
  • It’s time to cook the filling. Pour the mixture into a pot, and let it get cooked on medium heat for a few minutes. Don’t leave the filling alone, stir continuously. Once the filling is thick enough turn off the stove, and let it rest for a few minutes.
  • Then strain the mixture to get rid of bubbles and other unmixed ingredients.  Cover it with a cling film and let it cool down.  Finally, keep it inside a fridge to chill.

Step 2:

It’s time to make our Cheshire cat tail outside crisp.

  • Set the oven to 200 degrees for preheating and leave it for 15 minutes.
  • Take two puff pastry sheets, unroll them, and lay them long.
  • Take enough cream pastry and spread it on one of the pastry sheets. Ensure the creme pastry layer is thinner. Stuffing too much can come out while twisting them.
  • Cut the chocolate chips into small pieces and spread them on top of the pastry.  Now place the other puff pastry sheet over the filled pastry sheet and dab to seal the edges.
  • Take a knife and cut the crisp into six slices. Hold the two ends of the slice, twist, and place it over the baking pan lining with a parchment baking sheet. Do this process for each slice.
  • Take a beaten egg and a few drops of water and whisk well, and brush the twisted slices with this mixture. Put these in the oven and bake for 20 minutes at the increased heat of 350 degrees.
  • Once baking is done, take out the tray from the oven and allow it to chill for a few minutes.

Step 03

Making Icing Sugar

To make the Cheshire cat tail more delicious we will make some icing sugar and drizzle it over the twisted tail.

  • Take ¼ cup of powdered sugar, divided it into two parts, and take it in two different bowls or cups.
  • Add warm milk little by little and make a smooth paste. Start by adding 1 tablespoon of milk, and stir until smooth.
  • If it seems thicker add one more tablespoon of milk, stir again and check the texture. Do this until you get the perfect textured icing sugar.
  • Then take two colors, like one is light purple and another one is dark purple or pink, whatever you like. Mix two different colors in two different icing sugar bowls and mix until well combined.

Step 04

Decor the Cheshire Cat Tail

Once the icing sugar is ready, drizzle them one by one on top of the twisted tails and your Cheshire cat tail is ready to serve.  If you want you can pour more of it if you love to eat sweeter. Or you can also sprinkle some quins to make them look more gorgeous.

Step 05

You can serve the Cheshire cat tail in big slices as they are, or cut into the middle and serve little slices. The amount of twisted tails we made above is perfect to serve a minimum of 5-6 people.

Disney Cheshire Cat Tail Recipe

Disney Cheshire Cat Tail Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral Cuisine: American, FrenchDifficulty: Hard
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Calories

315

kcal
Total time

50

minutes

Cheshire cat tail is a dish sure to put a smile on everyone’s face. But it needs patience to make; it’s a long process and will take almost an hour.
 
Let’s know the full Disney Cheshire cat tails recipe in a few steps and make these sweet treats at home.

Filling ingredients (Creme Pastry)

  • Two eggs

  • ⅓ cup of butter⅓ cup of butter

  • 1 ½  cup of milk (300 ml)

  • 1/3 cup of sugar (75 gram)

  • ¼ cup of cornflour (20 gram)

  • 2 tsp of vanilla essence

  • Main tail ingredients (puff pastry)
  • Two puff pastry sheets

  • ½ cup of chocolate chips

  • 1 beaten egg

  • Icing sugar ( topping)
  • ¼ cup of powder sugar

  • 4 tablespoon milk

  • Two different food color ( as you like)

how to make Cheshire Cat Tail

  • Making Cheshire Cat Tail Filling (Creme Pastry):
    To make cream pastry filling, heat milk in a saucepan, then mix with beaten egg whites, sugar, and butter. Add egg yolk, vanilla essence, and cornflour, and mix. Cook mixture in a pot on medium heat until thick, stirring continuously. Strain, cool, and refrigerate.
    Making Cheshire Cat Tail Filling (Creme Pastry)
  • Make The Tails:
    preheat oven to 200 degrees and unroll two puff pastry sheets. Spread a thin layer of cream pastry and chocolate chips on one sheet, then place the other sheet on top and seal the edges. Cut into slices, twist, and brush with an egg and water mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a rack.
    Make The Tails
  • Making Icing Sugar:
    mix powdered sugar with warm milk to make a smooth paste. Add food coloring to make the glaze more visually appealing. Divide the glaze into two parts to create two different colors.
    Making Icing Sugar
  • Decor the Cheshire Cat Tail:
    Decorate Cheshire cat tail pastries with glaze and sprinkles as desired.
    Decor the Cheshire Cat Tail
  • Serve:
    The Cheshire cat tail is ready to serve. Serve them in big slices as they are, or cut into the middle to make little slices and serve with hot chocolate or chocolate shake.  You can also serve them with a few more sweet treats to have various options in hand.
    Decor the Cheshire Cat Tail

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Tips and Tricks

  • To make the filling perfectly thick and textured, you must use corn flour. It also ensures a sticky filling that regular flour cannot. 
  • Don’t add the milk at once; add it little by little to avoid egg scrambling. 
  • Use a spatula to mix the filling, and keep stirring continuously, so it doesn’t stick below.
  •  Don’t stuff filling too much in the puff pastry; it can come out while twisting them.
  • If you want to avoid extra calories, skip drizzling any glazing and just bake and serve.

Conclusion

So, what do you think of the Cheshire cat tail recipe? Is it too hard? Not really!

You can also cut down on time by using ready-to-use cream pastry and ice cream for decorating. It will save a lot of time, but if you want to ensure hygiene and enjoy the homemade taste, I recommend you take an hour and follow the Cheshire cat tail recipe I have shared above. 

Happy snack time with the kid’s favorite Cheshire Cat Tail twisted slices.

Last Updated on February 5, 2023 by Lindsay G. Cabral

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Lindsay G. Cabral is a recipe blogger who specializes in vegan and gluten-free recipes. Lindsay has been blogging since 2012, and her recipes have been featured on popular websites such as Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, and The Kitchn. In addition to her blog, Lindsay is also the author of two cookbooks, Vegan Yum Yum and Vegan Yum Yum for All Occasions. When she's not in the kitchen, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters.

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