February 26, 2015

“a night at the oscars” school auction

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After two years of casino themed auction cookies, I was a little stressed about the idea of trying something new!  I'm not exactly the biggest fan of change, but once the cookies are all done and arranged on the platter, I'm almost always happy I tried something new!

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Once I stopped panicking over the new theme, I of course got on Pinterest and found tons of fabulous Oscar cookie ideas!  Clearly others out there love Oscar night just a bit more than I do.

Challenge #1 - Finding Oscar Statue Cookie Cutters

The cutter that was used in the popular Bakerella Oscar Statue Tutorial was no longer available?!?!?  So, after way too much time spent online searching, I ordered my first custom 3-D printed cookie cutters . . . and may have ordered at least two more sets of 3-D cutters since.  It's a whole new world of cookies cutters I didn't know existed?!??!!?

Challenge #2 - Oscar Gold icing!

I clearly struggled here - maybe because it was midnight when I started trying to figure this out or more likely because I don't have an artistic bone in my body!  I'm clearly a science girl at heart and since I couldn't find a "recipe" for the gold color, it was a bit of a disaster!  I finally found a 3:2 ratio of Lemon Yellow:Egg Yellow that I was happy with (or just too tired to care anymore at that point!)

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Challenge #3 - Standing Oscar Statues

My first failed attempt at getting these things to stand up was using the large cutter on the left! (It was so bad, I didn't even take pictures!)  The small base was inserted into the circle cookie and it looked like the poor Oscar was sinking!?!?!?  NOT good.

Attempt #2 - I tried the largest cutter and trimmed off most of the base before baking.  I realized I needed a gold "pedastal portion" to sit on the black circle bottoms to avoid the sinking look.  Turns out after baking, these didn't even come close to fitting into the base circles.February Tyler Phone 120
Third time was clearly a charm . . . I cut small corners out of the lower pedestal, which after baking allowed for a nice, tight fit into the base circle!
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I think these finally stood up at around 11:30 pm - needless to say I was quite relieved!
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Thankfully, I had already figured out the icing color the night before and was ready to ice these guys!!!

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I would have ideally allowed the icing to dry for much longer, but timing was tight and thankfully the statues didn't wrinkle!!!

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  1. A great selection of cookie, as always they look wonderful! Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!


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