Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Science Cookies: Containment Suit

IS IT SAFE?


Finally, the new science cookies are done!

It is tough to keep a 2 year old occupied long enough to work on cookies. I need some sort of giant hamster-ball for her to run around in when I need a few minutes to work. Anyway, this batch of science cookies are gingerbread men (or women, I didn't check) decked out in microbiology containment suits. These cookies laugh in the face of ebola and crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever! They are ready for any microbe or virus you might throw at them, just don't sniff the insides of their suits.

These are made with Martha Stewart's gingerbread cutout dough, the recipe can be found here (LINK) and my standard royal icing found here (LINK).

The cookies are tinted with three Americolor gels: Navy Blue, Gold and Super Black.


Big Cookies!
It takes a lot of baking to use up this hefty batch of gingerbread dough.
Eh... Why are those eggs are sitting there?


Cooling before suiting up


Piping my outlines before flooding.
My hands look slightly less rubbery without latex gloves on.


Doing the background flood work


Completed containment suit cookies! Okay, the knees look a little wonky. Trying to ice cookies after a 3rd cup of coffee wasn't such a hot idea.


Do they look a little paranoid to you?


Maybe it isn't so safe...

44 comments:

  1. Bonus points for the Marathon Man reference.

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  2. Omg, those are ADORABLE!! And I LOVE that little guy's rolled up eyes in the first picture hehe

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  3. I hear you about the 2 year old, but don't put her in the hamster ball quite yet (wait until she's fourteen). Right now is a time you can never recover, and you can always make cookies after bedtime if it's too much work to be a mom and a blogger at the same time. I hope that you will be able to put a step-stool at the other end of the counter and give her cookies to decorate too, one at a time. I started my two-year-old in Seattle with this sort of thing, and it reaaaaalllllly pays off when they get older. She could open a pre-cracked egg "like a book, Mama!" into a bowl for me at 2. Made things from scratch at 8 reading recipes unassisted. Cooked dinners at 10. Now teaching her little girl. GO for it with your kiddo! I want to see some of her work on these pages!

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  4. Fabulous ideas! i am saving some of these to give my man (41 years old - but very in touch with his inner child) an interesting birthday treat!

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  5. Amazing... can't stop laughing! You've got such a great imagination... and I can even make them, I've got such a cutter.

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  6. The little humble likes to roll out playdough with her rolling pin and cutters at the counter with me. Unfortunately there isn't a kid-safe version of royal icing and that is what she really wants (and goes for). I've given it to her, but she is a terror with it. A cement hardened, crusty terror.

    She will learn to cook, of course. After all, someone needs to take over all this work for me. I should post photos of the 'help' she provided for my circuit board cookies.

    That was one green toddler...

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  7. That is brilliant, I'm amazed!
    And yes they do look very paranoid...though I'm not sure it has anything to do with dangerous viruses...

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  8. Fantastic! I love your cookies and am so impressed with your icing techniques. You must have a lot of patience. Well done.

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  9. loved them. makes me anxious for the next birthday at work for someone in the micro dept. guess i'm gonna develop a skill

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  10. I love the men!!! How well you do icing... they are perfect... squalling 2 year old or not!

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  11. These are just too cute. Love them. Congratulations on your great creation.

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  12. I've been watching your blog for a little while now and you never cease to admaze me. You crack me up and I love your work.

    Big Mammaaaaa!

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  13. I think these are way high on the awesome scale. You even managed to make them look nervous. That's artistry.

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  14. These are wonderful I am sending a link to my daughter whose husband works for NASA and they are always doing space stuff with my grandchildren,

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  15. tooo hilarious!! thank you!
    Alice

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  16. My goodness, these are the cutest things! You are so talented... and funny :D

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  17. You totally need a Gordon Freeman from Half Life cookie.

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  18. I must confess. I am about to turn 40, and I am a cookie-a-holic. I most definitely am going to have to try baking these.

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  19. I desperately need to get my Humble Fix now I stumbled upon your blog recently. You're the perfect daily treat for a sugar fiend like me! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  20. These are the most adorable cookies I've ever seen!

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  21. These are sooooo cute! It's good to know that the rest of us may perish in such an event. But these cookie guys will survive. ;)

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  22. Very Clever! I'm inspired to bake a batch of my own!

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  23. Oh my god...
    Those are amazing (as is everything else you're doing!)
    New fan, and just wanted to let you know to keep up the amazing work!
    (PLus I have no idea how you're able to do that with a child around.... truly inspiring!)

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  24. You are so creative! My son said, "Wow....cool!"

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  25. As an epidemiologist, I say these are absolutely fab!

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  26. Regaurding the 2 yr old, I suggest Sprout! My kid has been addicted to this channel for about a year and its educational. I hate using the t.v. as a "babysitter" but when you need just 30 min for a shower or mommy time, it helps.

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  27. If only it was that easy! My daughter seems to be immune to the TV's pull. The only thing that keeps her occupied for more than 5 minutes at this age are pens. Real pens. And I've already learned what happens when she finds one of those and runs off unsupervised.

    I've been adjusting to evening showers when Daddy is home. Mmmm... morning showers. Someday... Someday.

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  28. I *love* these!

    From, your newest blog stalker, er, follower :)

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  29. Ooh, Bridget from Bake at 350!

    I've always loved your cookies!

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  30. Geoff maritz,

    Not a spacesuit, though it does look a little like NASA flight suits. This suit protects the wearer from pathogens and makes them look extremely attractive. Few can resist the big puffy blue moon-man/woman look.

    They are typically found in higher level bio-safety laboratories.

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  31. You are absolutely amazing.

    Smart, funny, awesome designer - basically everything I'm not. Glad to find your site through Serious Eats!

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  32. These are so so so cool!! I find myself coming back over and over again to feed my brain and tease my stomach. Seriously. What was I thinking coming right before lunch?

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  33. Yes I do realize that they are containment suits, however I was thinking of the aliens coming to place orders for your cookies in your next post. Sorry, just my sence of humor.

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  34. his eyes are rolled up cus of how annoyed he is at all the procedures it takes just to get into it and then he has to do his job while wearing an itchy an hot sterile suit, especially when the hood falls on his eyes when he're just trying to get the gas chromatography to start ;)

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  35. Ms.Humble, I am making these for my fiancee's graduation from University as a mechanical engineer. He's going to love that I found a way to combine his 2 hobbies, science and cookies.

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  36. So cool! And perfect for an icing pig!!!

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