Monday, August 23, 2010

Hunger Games

I have million things I should be doing today. Instead I made a couple dozen of these cookies for a Hunger Games party tonight. Have you read the books? The final book comes out tomorrow.
Don't be impressed with my piping skills. I cheated. I printed a picture and placed it under parchment paper.
I piped the mocking jays with royal icing and let them dry for and hour or two.
Once they hardened I pealed the off the paper.
They were fragile but I could pick them up and place them on the cookies.
I love this idea because I prefer a buttercream frosting over all royal icing. Now I can have a pretty picture and still have buttercream.
I need to get to work again so I can waste more time reading Mocking Jay tomorrow.

25 comments:

Kari @ Ucreate said...

Kalleen,
I've been pretty obsessed with these books and pre-ordered my copy of Mockingjay a few weeks ago...I wish I was at your party...looks like a blast!!

Valerie said...

I just started this series. Brilliant author! Beautiful cookies.

banananutmeg said...

I love these books. Can't wait for Mockingjay!

Lindsayb-mo said...

I have not read the books, but have been tempted to. Seems everyone that has read them are obsessed....I mean like "Twilight" obsessed. So, I think I may give them a go.
Wonderful cookies. Even with the cheating, I don't think I could have done so well! ;-)

C & N said...

These are great! I'm so stealing this technique for cookies for my class when school starts up again. We've read both books and will be reading this third. I think this will be just the "thing" they need to get back into the groove of school after a long summer break. :)

Erin said...

super cool cookies! i am excited for mockingjay too. though since I pre-orded my copy from amazon I won't get it tomorrow. it will take a couple of extra days :(

Melinda said...

:) That is a great idea for a party! We read the books in my book club and I am so excited for the 3rd book tomorrow, I will have to run out and get it. Thanks for all the great ideas, I'd love it if you stopped by my blog sometime.

http://hodgepodgedays.blogspot.com/
Thanks
Melinda

Camille Foote said...

I am so glad you liked the books too. I rarely recommend books to anyone. I really like this series so I blogged about it and a lot of people told me they read them at my recommendation and didn't really like them. SO I am glad I am not alone in being a fan and so excited for the next book.

Teril said...

Those are extraordinary cookies! Amazing! Wish I lived closer so I can join in the festivities. I am just going to be waiting at the bookstore, coffee in hand for their opening tomorrow. Go Katniss!

Lisa Russell said...

I just started the second book, per my daughter's request. They are good, aren't they? You did a great job on the Mockingjay cookies!

JRoberts said...

Pre-ordered the book last year...have to say, I am so stoked for it to come out! :)

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

love the books...adore the cupcakes.

Sarah said...

Kalleen! May I borrow your book when you're done? PLEASE, please, oh, please? I'll even craft something for you. (Not to say it would be as good as something you'd make, but I promise to work really extra hard on it...)

tomiannie said...

So clever! I'm tempted to make some to celebrate the arrival of our copy, if it ever gets here!!!

Jenn @ Seeds on a Breeze said...

Great piping. That's not cheating. It's a legitimate technique. Another one that you might try is the frozen buttercream technique. You might check out cakecentral.com for instructions.

Kerri said...

I've never heard of that book...but I'm pretty impressed w/ your piping skills! Your cookies look awesome!!

Nunurina said...

lovely! love this book.
Congratulations.

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Brianna! said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!
So great
thanks for sharing
xoxo
bB

Katelyn said...

LOVED the books and wish I could have come to your party!

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EdgyK said...

I thought you piped that with chocolate. I like that you used royal icing though. How fun. We are having a book club meeting for The Knife of Never Letter Go: Chaos Walking series. That's another good series to read. I think I will make some sugar cookies and make little knives to go on top. Maybe in red, how morbid!

marissa said...

I just found these on pinterest so adorable! I"m actually having a big hunger games blog party with a link party and I'd love you to share these there I think my readers would love them! http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/2012/03/hunger-games-blog-party-and-link-party.html

Arielle Brents said...

Help! I practiced these today and they keep crumbling when I try to take them off the wax paper. I even froze some of them to try to make them harder. What royal icing recipe did you use? (Maybe I didn't make mine hard enough??) I need these for Friday!! (Imagine me panicking and running in circles)
-ariellebrents@yahoo.com

kgbabyy15 said...

Hello! I love your idea for the toppers! I was getting ready to make some for a birthday cupcake, and I was wondering what you used to trace the image onto the parchment paper. I am too timid to use a pencil, because then I'll be tracing icing over pencil? What did you use?! Thanks so much! My email is kgbabyy15@aim.com

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