Thursday, January 28, 2010

Personalized Fortune Cookies


I have a soft spot for the beachy babes of the Dana Hills High School Girls Varsity Soccer Team and although I've never been to one of their games, every year at the end of the season I am connected to them.

Four years ago, I began making decorated cookies for the team and it has turned into a tradition for them and me. The mom who has ordered them every year told me some girls chose not to eat them as they have become 'collector's items' of sorts, or so I'm told.

The first year I made a big soccer ball for each girl. The second year I made their school's logo. Last year, I made these.  I had finally decided I should take some pictures.

I needed a different design this year. I thought fortune cookies that I could personalize with soccer sayings would be fun for them and a change for me.
The only trouble is, I only know two soccer words - David and Beckham.

Enter Odum: Party of Five to the rescue! I read on her blog that her daughter plays soccer. I wrote to her and asked her if she could help me with ideas for soccer-esque sayings.

She was wonderful and such a help. Go visit her blog.  She is such a sweetheart! A HUGE thank you! I think the team would have gotten quite bored if they kept opening cookies that read 'David Beckham.'

The recipe I used was Martha's and it was easy to work with and absolutely delish!  Full of almond flavor.  I had to use restraint not to dive into the batter alone.  It's that good.  I used Silpat mats and could only make 2 cookies at a time because they hardened very quickly so making over 105 cookies plus the ones that came out a little too crispy at first took a long time but I staggered the baking sheets (I used 3) so the continuous production line was the way to go.  Since the cookie sheets did not cool off adequately (the cookies only took 6 minutes to bake), I took the Silpat mat off the cookie sheet to apply the batter then slid it back onto the pan when it was time for it to go into the oven.  You'll find your rhythm with timing.

Even top-notch athletes need some bling! I brushed white chocolate on some of the cookies and sprinkled my big contraband silver dragees over them.  I used red, white and blue jimmies and blue nonpareils on two others.

I then tinted the white chocolate with blue gel color, brushed it on the two remaining cookies and sprinkled one with white pearl dragees and the other, with white nonpareils and opalescence glitter.

I bought Chinese food containers at Party City for .99/each. They are not as substantial as restaurant quality but since they weren't holding Kung Pao Chicken, it was okay.  I liked the rope handle as it had a nautical feeling to it which is what Dana Hills is all about.

In goes the sizzle pack in the school's colors and 5 of the over-sized cookies!


21 boxes all ready to be shipped out with grosgrain ribbon and a nautical topper ribbon.

Congratulations, ladies, on a winning season and the very best to the seniors as they go onto greener fields!  :)

17 comments:

PoshMomma said...

I love soccer (football, as I am a die hard English Premier League fan) & you are the most creative person on planet earth. THEY are going to LOVE LOVE LOVE these! TOO cute. I want to be 17 again (not really. I'm way smarter now.)

KatieSPerk said...

SO SO SO CUTE! What a great idea!

Suburban Princess said...

Adorable!!!!
I have some chinese food boxes for my son's birthday favours - they are so cute! I cant wait to use them :O)
Are you doing something fabulous for Valentine's day?

Sjn said...

so sweet of you to do! The cookies are adorable! When you go into business, I'll have GradGirl come out and be your apprentice.
(Then maybe she can meet Son#1, fall in love, and we'll be outlaws!)

LPC said...

Wildly cute!

Frau said...

OMG they turned out so good....you are so talented! Lisa is great I love her blog...and her beautiful daughters...your cute sons.....ummm! See where I'm going with this!

Mona said...

Adorable cookies & packaging!

*kimmie* said...

Love it! The whole package is stunning!

debra said...

How cute! What a fun and unique idea. I am inspired. :)

BroncoMom said...

Wow what a perfectly powerful gift!
What a great idea to share some inspiring thoughts of wisdom!!

Preppy 101 said...

Those are a definite SCORE!! You are amazing Miss Pink!! You need to market this talent! xoxo

Sandra said...

Popping in through SITS to say hello! I Love your blog title..I`ve just had a big party and this cookies would have been a great idea!

Suzanne said...

You are amazing! I have been wanting to make fortune cookies for the ballet girls and just never got around to it. Now I will...just in time for valentine's Day. Thank you!!!

Shell said...

Those are adorable!

Stopping in from SITS.

The Professional Family Manager said...

Wow-what a fantastic idea! I had no idea you could make your own fortune cookies. These came out great! Thank you for sharing--I am definitely going to have to do this!

LPC said...

I think you're on to something here:).

Miss Janice said...

These are soooo cute!

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