|By W.DeBord on Tuesday, October 03, 2000 - 02:14 pm: Edit|
I found some really great extra long sucker sticks and a fun container where I want to place cookies shaped and decorated like spiders into for Halloween. I want the spiders cookies to sit on the top of the stick with their legs hanging under them (made of licorice sticks).
The way you would normaly insert the stick into a unbaked cookie would make the spider look speared by the stick. So I'm trying to think of how I could actually bake the stick into the body so it would be centered under the cookie. The best thought I have on how to do this would involve making a platform out of royal icing on the end on the stick (let that dry), they adhear the cookies later with a dab of royal icing. Not baking the stick into them at all.
Can anyone think of another better way to make a cookie sit on the top of a stick?
|By Peachcreek (Peachcreek) on Tuesday, October 03, 2000 - 04:33 pm: Edit|
How about inserting the stick into a gumdrop, then
gluing that to the bottom of the cookie with a little icing. The flat end of the gumdrop would give it better surface contact for the icing to stick to the cookie.
|By raine on Tuesday, October 03, 2000 - 05:39 pm: Edit|
could you bake the cookies in a muffin or egg shaped pan, then put the stick in (standing straight up). Maybe if you covered the top of pan with foil it will help the sticks stay in place. Not sure how that would effect the baking process though.
Just a possible idea.
|By Panini (Panini) on Tuesday, October 03, 2000 - 06:19 pm: Edit|
Have any of you had any problems with the royal sticking to the cookies? I have, except for the sugar type cookie.
|By W.DeBord on Tuesday, October 03, 2000 - 06:51 pm: Edit|
Hum...I can see how this wouldn't work with some doughs so I better check before I go into production how well it adhears to my sugar cookie dough. I think it will be fine, if not I could change to a gingerbread cookie and use a thicker frosting to decorate.
The egg shaped pan is a good idea (changes how I planed to shape them but I could work around that). Holding the sticks up-right is the problem to solve. They are about 12" long sucker sticks...if I owned a sheet cake extender then placed a metal drying rack on top would that work?
|By raine on Wednesday, October 04, 2000 - 12:55 am: Edit|
It might work. But I'm thinking that the balance should be concentrated more at the center of the sticks.
What if you pushed all the sticks through a sheet of foil(maybe even 2 ply) about half way down? That might work if you don't have a fan running or a rotating rack.
Or for the other method, maybe you could try to stick the cookies on with modeling chocolate on the stick and a little melted chocolate for the "glue". This might also work for the egg shaped cookies if you can't get the stick baked in.
|By W.DeBord on Wednesday, October 04, 2000 - 08:30 am: Edit|
The modeling choc. seems like a good idea but I know it won't stay put on the stick. I had a hard time once attempting to put choc. roses on sucker sticks...they always remain moveable never rigid enough.
I think I better get the stick baked in somehow...just thinking...maybe I should go with a candy spider. Chocolate spider with licorice legs????Uck?
|By Rubble (Rubble) on Wednesday, October 04, 2000 - 12:23 pm: Edit|
What kind of cookies are you using for the spider body? Also, are the 12" sticks rounded at the end or pointed?
|By W.DeBord on Thursday, October 05, 2000 - 08:26 am: Edit|
I think I'm going to go the candy route for spiders...it seems much smarter/easier. Roll the body in chocolate sprinkles, maybe use malt balls for the head????? Now I have to find a source who sells chocolate licorice whips for my legs, any idea who sells them? Maybe I'll do a spider web cookie on a stick and tuck them in with the spiders.
Their reg. white sucker sticks. I use a sugar cookie recipe that's bakes rather firm/sturdy (not the most perfect eating cookie but it works great).