Of all the stories in Game of Thrones, the one that really hit me hard was the Many-Faced God (Arya’s blindness bit sent shivers up and down my spine), but these many-faced cookies are supposed to be pure fun instead. I made them the first time as a gift to a physical therapy place in town, as they took such great care of me after a little ski incident back in March, in which yours truly and the snow got too close and personal. But once I made this set I realized the full potential of the design, and immediately turned them into cookies for hubby and his golfing friends. They like to have cookies after playing hole #9, so I tailored the messages for the second half of the course.
I suppose my cookies have special powers…
The husband made a hole-in-one that day! Isn’t that amazing?
It all started with a ‘frankencookie”, joining a regular round with a frame, and baking them together…
Then the two areas were iced and allowed to fully set, before writing the text (I used a projector) and making the facial features…
And now, I share the original set, made for the Physical Therapy office…
There are so many possibilities of expressions, it is fun to play with them… eyebrow shape, mouth, eyes, they all come together to convey whatever expression you want. The only thing you need to worry about is cratering of the eyes, since it is such a small area. To prevent that, before filling it with Royal icing, make a little cross or a little line with icing, allow it to set for 10 minutes or so, then fill with icing to form the eye. They will stay nicely smooth that way.
I had a lot of fun making them, and I bet you would too!
ONE YEAR AGO: Amy’s Fabulous Floral Class
TWO YEARS AGO: Sugarveil Blues
Golly-gosh! I may not be much of a baker, but ‘illustraing’ like this is definitely not beyond my abilities! Never thought how the position or slope of a simple line could tell a story! Clever! Clever! Clever!
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yes, I agree, it is amazing how just changing a little line can do so much! Of course, I take zero credit for the cleverness, just trying learn by watching those artists out there!
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