Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tuesday Cephalopod Cookie



I quickly whipped up a cephalopod cookie tonight just for the folks visiting en masse from a certain popular science blog. I can't tell you how surprised I was by my being linked.

Now generally, I don't take food photos in the evening because the light is terrible (I had to use flash, ew), nor do I rush out cephalopod cookies in a little under two hours. However, I just had to get this up tonight as my little thank-you to all the folks coming to see my cookies.

(Edit: Wow a BoingBoing.net link too. I should make another cookie? The question is though, what would a Boing Boing cookie look like?)

20 comments:

  1. So beautiful! I don't think I could eat this cookie. I'd probably end up putting it in an aquarium until it turned soggy and gross.

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  2. Your piping is gorgeous! And I love your choice of subject.
    I followed Pharyngula's links to your petri dish cookies, and within a few minutes had blocked out a weekend's worth of baking and cooking. Marshmallows, caramel, broccoli soup...here I come.

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  3. The other cookies are really good, but that's brilliant!

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  4. I am but an egg at royal icing on cookies, but I'm curious; did you do all of this with piped icing, letting it blend in like your electrophoresis cookies, or is some of the leg/body shading brushed on, like the fondant decorations on the faux-sushi? Regardless, I'm off to practice my flooding!

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  5. These are amazing! What a fantastic idea!

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  6. Keeley,

    Yes, this was done very much like the electrophoresis cookies. The one difference is that I didn't pipe the detail work onto the cookie. I still worked with the wet flooding (I didn't have time to let it dry, after all) and used toothpicks to dab on the details like the suckers or drag the shading through the flood work.

    There is no fondant used for this cookie, but I did set thin chocolate jimmies into the flood work for the eyes. That is the only part of the cookie that is not decorated with icing.

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  7. Wow. All of these cookies are fantastic! You are very, very talented!

    So glad you take the time to blog your creations. It's this sort of thing that makes the internet a great place.

    Thanks!

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  8. Your cookies are lovely! I've bookmarked your site!

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  9. I got linked here from BoingBoing, and... man, your recipes all look incredible. Never stop!

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  10. BoingBoing's recurring motif (current banana running joke aside) is the Unicorn. A search on the site will take you to many many unicorn illustrations. An XKCD stickman with red cape & goggles per http://xkcd.com/239/ would earn you extra love.

    Your creations are all mouthwatering; kudos to you.

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  11. Did you freehand the cephalopod shape or is there a pre-made cutter somewhere?

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  12. This cookie is cut from the dough freehand. I don't have a cookie cutter that awesome. I really wish I did.

    This site has probably the best cutter of that type I've ever seen: Link

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  13. Amazing! I'd love to see a cookbook/artist monograph of these science cookies. I bet a lot of scientists would, too.

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  14. i just discovered your site. not only does everything look and sound delicious, but reading that you created this beauty freehand, just upped the anti! such talent! :o)

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  15. Oh, I wish it wasn't almost Christmas and I could just sit down for days and stare at your blog!!! It is amazing and incredibly inspiring! Thank you! Merry Christmas!

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