I am continually amazed by what I learn doing research for cookie sets. This job keeps me young and in the know. Rick and Morty is an adult animated sci-fi action sitcom that was based on a parody of Back to the Future. It follows a cynical mad scientist and his grandson on their weird and wacky adventures. Apparently, we forgot to tell kids that this late night cartoon was not supposed to be for children. Here was my take for 9 year old’s birthday party.
Funny. All of my Walking Dead cookie orders have been for KID‘s birthdays. Like under 14. I am always SUPER appreciative of anyone who likes my cookie designs enough to request some but I figured The Walking Dead fans would be older???! The reason I mention this particular sidebar is the dilemma of coming up with ideas that are appropriate. That was particularly important for this order- the favors were being given out in school. Luckily, challenges that stretch the imagination are never a bad thing. Here are the resulting Carl-, Daryl-, prison-, zombie-fied cookies, “splattered” with a touch of humor, “not dripping” with gore.
I had never seen the show when I got this birthday party platter order. Several episodes and some research later, I did my best not to be too gore.and.gross without losing the excitement and anticipation of the apocalyptic zombie world (really unbelievable makeup artists and effects).
So my favorite crazy thing on the shows I watched (amongst a LOT of crazy things) was that the mother never knew where her kid was with zombie death lying around every corner. This resulted in my ‘missing poster’ child friendly milk carton. For personalization, I added the birthday boy’s name and his birth date in the UPC symbol. It’s all about the details, baby.
Zombie road sign.
Some clever person thought of this wordplay on the Subway motto. Not me though I wish it was. Perfect in any case.
Michonne was Sean’s favorite character so I had to paint her in warrior stance. This and the barbed wire are examples of ‘watercolor and ink’- my favorite medium only using thinned down food gel and edible ink pens!