HOT AIR BALLOON COOKIES/ Those Who Protect



With today's 24/7 news cycle, there are plenty of negative stories shown repeatedly on the airwaves. Yet, how often is there an upbeat news report that makes our hearts melt?  When do you see a positive story about those who serve our communities and good deeds done by those who run toward the danger, putting their lives at risk while protecting us?  Who are these courageous persons?  First responders such as police officers and firefighters, that's who. They are just like you and me but are extraordinary, in my opinion. They love their families, community and country and are out there to make this world a better place. Isn't that what we all strive to do?  Leave the world better than we found it.

The K-9 Unit of the Montgomery County, Maryland Police Department is such an example. They planned a magical day for a special little boy, a six-year-old who is battling brain cancer. Luke was made an honorary K-9 officer. Rather than explain the events of that day, take 6 minutes to click and view this video.


Source:  LukesSquad Facebook Page
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Hot Air Balloon Cookies
Hot Air Balloon Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for flooding tinted Dark Blue with AmeriColor Navy Blue and AmeriColor Super Black
Royal Icing for flooding tinted Dark Green with AmeriColor Teal, AmeriColor Leaf Green and AmeriColor Royal Blue
Royal Icing for flooding tinted with AmeriColor Super Black
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Wilton Decorating Tip # 3, #2
Wilton Pearl Color Mist

Pipe three sections of balloon with #3 tip in blue flood icing.
Let sit 30 minutes.

Pipe two remaining sections with #3 tip in green flood icing.
Let sit one hour.

Pipe basket with #2 tip in black icing. 

Let dry overnight.

Gently spray cookies with color mist. 

Let dry 45 minutes.
 



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6 comments:

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    1. Denise, it's definitely one of those feel-good stories.

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  2. Thank you for sharing this heartwarming story. I will be keeping Luke and his family in my prayers. Stacey #expectmiracles

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    1. Thank you, Stacey. That's very nice of you.

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  3. The video brought tears to my eyes. So nice of the police to do this. God bless Luke.

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    1. Me too and I agree. We are all rooting for Luke.

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