Election Cookies

Posted by Anne Yorks on Sunday, March 20, 2011

One of my favorite games to play with my little girl is "Name that Cookie Cutter". I order cookie cutters on a regular basis, and as soon as my little cutie sees a package in our mailbox, she knows it's time to play. Some cutters are tougher to guess than others, but she always has an idea.

Do you want to play too? This is a cookie cutter that arrived yesterday. Can you guess what it is? Feel free to leave your guess in the comments area below. I will reveal the cutter's true identity on my next blog post. 

A few weeks ago, I received an order for a set of 'Judgey' cookies. My client requested scales of justice, gavels, democratic donkeys, and stars. This was a fun order to work on, especially the scales of justice. They were my favorite from the bunch.

I wanted to make the donkeys as clean looking as possible so that I would not have to outline the cookie. I thought the outline would take away from the design. So I made my icing a tad thicker and flooded the icing over the outside line as much as possible with out over-flowing. I did the red first and let it dry completely, then I went back and did the blue. I was pleased with the end result. 

Jonathan Grine is a local candidate for Centre County Judge. So I added his name to the gavel cookie.

The star cookies needed a little sizzle. I did the white icing first and once it dried when back and added the blue/red with a generous dose of rainbow disco dust.

I used a #1 and #2 tip to make the scales of justice cookie. I always get nervous flooding tiny areas. Sometimes those areas tend to crack. I was happy that the gray areas stayed intact. 

Finally, Have you tried this? This is an egg waffle. Apparently they are very popular on the streets of Hong Kong. Topher got an egg waffle iron from Williams Sonoma for his birthday. We tried it out this morning and LOVED IT!! It tastes like a funnel cake / waffle hybrid. This time we sprinkled it with a little sugar, but next time we are planned to serve it up with some fresh sweet juicy strawberries. Oh Yum!!

Have a sweet day,