I try to come up with new and fun ways to approach birthday party cookies. What better time to put a cookie on a stick (well, heavy paper straw to be exact) than when asked to coordinate with a Lacrosse theme? I created a “field” by cutting out styrofoam sheets to fit in a cake box, covering them with simple construction paper (totally not to scale but I was limited by box size). I then baked the 20 stick heads, based coated the first side white, and let dry overnight; I used the double sided Rainbow Dust pens to ink in the outline and associated netting.
okay- it’s winter. Everything starts looking like snowflakes.
I flipped the heads over and used thick royal icing to set the straw on the back side of the cookie.
After an hour or so, I coated the second side with 10 second icing. I toyed around with inking in the nets on the back as well but 1) decided it looked cleaner without, and 2) decided these were labor intensive enough already. I also made a net cookie for either end of the field.
Top view of the field; lower left corner shows the cuts I made to prep for inserting the straw.
Take home favors were also requested- jerseys out of a chocolate cookie. Just a simple hand painted and stamped jersey with a few penned in accents.
Go LAX! …and I don’t mean the airport in Los Angeles. These cookies were created for a graduate who will be playing university lacrosse in another month or so. But in high school, he was a 3 sport guy- also playing basketball and soccer when in season. You could call him a “ballsy” sort of guy or maybe say that he was a “well rounded” athlete.
Some day I will make an entire post without a pun. …….Today is not that day.
The lacrosse stick head was drawn with an edible ink pen (Americolor for heavier lines and Rainbow Dust for fine lines). The portrait cookie was first penned in from a photo provided by mom (using a KopyKake); then details were added with thinned gel and an artist’s brush.
His high school ‘mascot’ is the Flame so I had the basketball ‘on fire’ as it headed into the net. Also netted a goal with the soccer ball!