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Monday, August 29, 2011

Bicycle Cookies

So as you know, a friend of mine asked me to make bicycle cookies. A LOT of bicycle cookies. I love baking and decorating cookies. It is such an honor to be a part of bringing joy to family and friends with baked goods. Think about it... we bakers make cookies for birthday parties, graduation, holidays, baby showers, wedding and even a recent celebration of life. Truly an honor.

I've had a lot of questions about cookie decorating, so this week I've used the bicycles as a learning tool and showed you a couple videos on cookie decorating. Well my friend, Bob Corman, picked up his bicycle cookies this morning, so now you can see the final product. As a cyclist, these were really fun for me! Contact Bob at Infinity Press for all your printing needs!
Here's a couple of them bagged and ready to go bring joy:
And since Bob insisted they must be RED and I personally feel EVERY bike should be PINK, I rebelled (as usual) and made one of my very own ;-)
Does it look familiar? ;-)
So I started by making 6 batches of cookie dough and rolled out and baked 108 cookies. Since this particular cookie is fragile, I made a few extras just in case. Two broke fresh out of the oven, three are left for the human garbage disposal teenage son ;-) and 103 went to my friend Bob.
Then I iced the bottom layer of the bicycle all white. I've never done that before on bicycles as most just detail the frame and wheels and leave the rest without icing, but I decided I wanted the whole cookie iced and none of it "naked". This took A LONG time to do (two days), but I was happy with how the came out.
I then used my Kopykake projector to make perfect circles for the tires. This was unnecessary, but if you're inside my little brain, then it's required ;-)
Next I added the spokes on the wheels. I used a small #1 tip to make the thin spokes. Yes #1 tips are a pain because they clog up, but it worked. I also added small pearl candies to the center wheel for an added touch. Then I waited about 8 hours (overnight) so that the next color (red) wouldn't bleed with the black.
Next I used a thicker #3 tip to draw the red frame of each bicycle:
Again I waited at least 8 hours so that the next color wouldn't bleed with the red. And then I added the saddle and the handlebars:
Then I made personalized tags for my friend and bagged all 100 cookies. Thanks Bob for letting me be a part of your project!
Tomorrow I will show you S'mores cookies that I made for my son's Eagle Scout project that he FINISHED on Saturday! YAY!!!!

6 comments:

  1. Cristin, These cookies are spectacular!! What a ton of work! Good thing you have a passion for cookie decorating! I'm having a hard time getting motivated to make some Oatmeal Scotchies!! :-) Love you! XXOO Mom

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  2. Wow, that's a lot of cookies! Bravo! I made some red bicycle cookies back in March and it was so fun!

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  3. You should be very proud of this large and wonderfully completed order and I'm sure Bob is delighted with his bicycle cookies. Well done Cristin...extremely.

    p.s. Love your pink bike cookie :)

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  4. Hi Cristin,

    I wanted to say thank you! I just happened to be in the meeting when the cookies were delivered by Bob. Everyone thought they were so amazingly cute and they were absolutely delicious. You do such beautiful work. Thank you again.

    Nicole

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  5. @AnonymousThank you Nicole! You made my day! I'm glad you enjoyed the cookies from Bob! He's such a great guy and incredible cyclist!

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment! I love hearing from you! Cristin