As Christian's 6th birthday fast approaches, I'm in cookie baking mode, preparing for his birthday party. I plan to make the following cookies to go with the pirate theme:
1. Skull and crossbones
2. Crocodile (the "Tick Tock Crock")
4. #6 cookies
5. and Captain's Hook's hook
I started out with Captain Hook. It took me a few days, from start to finish. I did not have a template for visual reference, so I just made it up. I used burgundy for the slice of coat sleeve, white for the ruffle, black for the cuff that holds the hook and then gray - painted with metallic silver "Luster Dust." And while none of the cookies were perfect (I'm still a novice), I was pretty pleased with my work.
Until ... tonight I decided to package them for the fridge, so they'd keep for the party next month. Alas, unbeknownst to me, a shaped cookie cutter like this produces a more brittle cookie and numerous cookies have had their hook break off. :(