GINGHAM SUMMER COOKIES/ Moonshot



Hello Summer 2019!

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. The Apollo 11 mission was a very exciting time in our country and as a rising 8th grader that summer, I remember it clearly. Amid the political assassinations, Vietnam War and civil unrest of that era, the moon landing brought the entire country together. Millions around the world viewed fuzzy, black and white images of Neil Armstrong’s first step on the moon's surface on July 20, 1969. Our family of six gathered around the TV in our tiny den to hear the inspirational words transmitted from the moon. 

"THAT'S ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND."
 
In these weeks leading up to the semi-centennial anniversary, there are oodles of TV specials about the Apollo program and moon landing. There are images rarely seen  and amazing videos from the spacecraft as the three stages separate from the Columbia Command Module, the landing of the Eagle Lunar Module on the moon and its rendevous docking after its departure from the moon.




By the way, a must-see is a visit to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida. It is an informative, amazing and moving experience as I found myself well up with tears with pride for my country while touring the Heroes & Legends exhibit. When you visit, plan to spend all day as there are several buildings with exhibits, life-size models, movies and interactive exhibits for the kids. The bus tour to the launching area and museum with a life-size model of a Saturn V is not to be missed. Be sure to scan the marshes for real alligators on the ride over.


There is nothing that shouts summer more than gingham, popular worldwide since the 19th century. The narrow stripe stencil creates the checkered background for this cookie. Come see how this cookie came together.

 
Hello Summer Cookies
Wonky Rose Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted White with AmeriColor Super White
Royal Icing for detail tinted Orange with AmeriColor Orange
Royal Icing for detail tinted Yellow with AmeriColor Lemon Yellow
Royal Icing for detail tinted Dark Green with AmeriColor Royal Blue and AmeriColor Leaf Green
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Wilton Decorating Tip #2
Wilton Star Tips #106, #18
Wilton Leaf Trip #352
Narrow Stripe Stencil
Hello Summer Stencil
AmeriColor Airbrush Colors (Deep Pink, Lemon Yellow, Leaf Green)
Airbrush Kit or Wilton Color Mist
Scraper
CK Yellow Sanding Sugar

Sweet Sugarbelle's Wonky Rose cutter (available at Michaels)

Outline with #2 tip in white icing. Flood with white icing. Let dry overnight.

Place striped stencil on cookie. Spray with pink airbrush color. Gently lift stencil.

Turn stencil. Place stencil on the cookie. Spray with pink airbrush color. Gently lift stencil. Let dry 45 minutes.

Repeat process for green gingham cookies.
[Mix Lemon Yellow and Leaf Green Airbrush color to create Lime Green]

Center summer stencil on the cookie. Spread orange icing with spatula. Remove excess icing. Gently lift stencil. 

Let dry 45 minutes.

Pipe flowers with star tips #106 and #18 in yellow icing. Pipe leaves with leaf tip #352 in green icing. Sprinkle with yellow sanding sugar. Let dry overnight.




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5 comments:

  1. I remember that moon landing so clearly (I think you and I are the same age)! I have been to the Kennedy Space Center and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Beautiful cookies, as always!

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    1. Thanks Amy! Yes, I think we graduated from college the same year. I'm enjoying watching all the coverage on the moon landing's 50th anniversary, mostly on PBS. I hope you're having a great summer.

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  2. These cookies are cute and summery. Thanks for the tutorial. I've visited NASA and it was great. We went in October when there were few crowds. Stacey

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    1. Thank you, Stacey! It sounds like October is a good time to tour NASA to avoid the crowds ... great tip!

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  3. These cookies are very cute and I like the nautical anchors too. As always, good tutorial. Suzy

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