|The Upward Magnet - The Inspiration|
At the beginning of the season, she was given this magnet. I thought that it would make a really cool cookie. It took quiet a bit of cookie engineering and used several different techniques to pull it off but I am REALLY pleased with the results. (This was by FAR the most complicated cookie I have tried to date.) First, I used the magnet as a template to hand cut the dough.
|The Upward Logo: Cookie-d|
Then, I made and colored the royal icing. I didn't realize how tricky it could be to get just the right color when you are copying a real object. (It doesn't really matter what color green you make your Christmas trees, but you don't want to butcher a logo.)
Next, I created a royal icing transfer of the star and the lettering. (I figured that way, if I messed it up it would be easier to do it over.) I stuck the magnet to the back of a cookie sheet and covered it with baking parchment, so I could "trace" the shape, since it was not symmetrical.
|The "Boo-Boo Stick" |
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After that I outlined the basketball and then flooded the navy field and the light blue ball and then after that was dry, I went back and top dressed the ball. Finally, after it had dried some, I used a thin coat of royal icing to "glue" the transfer on. I put it in a box with a half-dozen basketball cookies, and I think it makes a nice "Thank You" gift for my daughter's coach.
One of the moms from another team in the league, ordered celebration cookies for her son and daughter's teams. I made a few extra cookie for their coaches, too! Thanks Angie!
|New"In-Motion" Basketballs... |
look more like the real thing
(compare to the basketballs in the 1st photo).
Do you know of a basketball team that is celebrating a fun season or a coach that should be thanked for his or her time, encouragement, and hard work? Or do you need cookies to help celebrate March Madness? Call or e-mail Sarah today to place your order!