My daughter's school Principal is leaving her school, and both my kids are so sad because they really like their Principal. Today is the last day of school and Claudia has specifically requested to make her a special cookie package to say thank you and to show our appreciation for what she has done for their school.
We searched for some inspiration of what to make and we found a set of Teacher's Appreciation cookies at the Cookie Connection website that we really love. The set was made by Jackie and was posted on Cookie Con, thank you for the inspiration Jackie :)
Its the usual set of pencils, ruler, apples, crayons and a plaque cookies in the middle. We thought the whole set looks really amazing so we set out to make the same set. This is probably as close as we can get it without having an airbrush tool or a projector to make the set.
We didn't take a tutorial photo for all of the cookies but my favorite cookie was the short stubby pencil so we took some photos on how to make it :)
We didn't have a cookie cutter for it, so we cut out a paper template and use it for both the pencil and the blue crayons.
Start by piping the pink eraser at the end and the top part of the pencil as pictured below. Then add the orange or yellow icing (both colour works well) to the middle of the pencil.
The next step is to add the grey area in between the middle of the pencil & the eraser. Wait until the the grey flood icing is dry and add the squiggly lines to create the look of the eraser holder.
Then add the lines in the middle of the pencils to create the pencil groove and colour the tip of the pencil with a black edible marker. See picture below.
Creating the plaque was quite tricky without a projector, so we trace the letters into a baking paper and using a needle tool or scribe tool mark the letters on top of the cookie to create the outline of the letters. Its really hard to describe and unfortunately i didn't get a chance to take a photo of the process, but i will do it the next time we have do this again :)
We packaged it up inside a gift box we have prepared for her. Here they are ready to be given to the School Principal. I hope she likes them and enjoys them :)
Have a great week everyone! Its only 10 more sleeps until Christmas, i hope you have done all your Christmas shopping so you can just sit back and trelax next week ;-)
A mother & daughter who loves baking. We especially love creating and decorating cookies. This blog is a place where we can express our baking creativity.