I’m in Petawawa as I write this post. My son began his trip back to Afghanistan after three weeks at home on Sunday and gratefully, he arrived there safely. While we wait for his tour to end in a few months I am enjoying this week’s time with my daughter-in-law Jen and my grand-son Austin. Jen will be celebrating her birthday on the same day as my son on September 6th and Austin and I are baking a little surprise for her. While I’m here we will also be doing some baking for Austin’s birthday in October.
Last weekend I brought some cookies for Ella’s birthday gathering with her friends at her local splash park. The cookies were inspired by a recent post of Callye’s which led me to this video by Montreal Confections and the idea for the cookies for Ella and her friends.
This year Ella decided that she did not want her friends to bring any presents to her birthday and sent out her invitations requesting that in lieu of gifts, they consider making a donation to the Ottawa Wild Bird Care Center. I cannot tell you how proud of her I am for having done this. Due to her and her wonderful friends, they were able to make a donation of $135.00. $115.00 collectively from her friends and $20.00 from herself!
Colouring book cookies are a fabulous idea for take-home treats and the best part of them is that the birthday guests get to add their own creative flair to them.
Ella turned nine years old! I noticed at her party that nine year-old girls huddle.
Here they are huddling together at the splash park. Little girls almost three years old don’t huddle!
Huddling together again around the candy bar set up. Is it the animated conversation or the candy keeping them close?
Never got a picture of the huddle once lunch was declared ready to serve. Too risky!
The colouring book cookies are not difficult to make and come together quickly once you have decided on your designs. I kept it fairly simple. The idea is to leave the finishing touches all up to the kids.
They certainly enjoyed completing these cookies. You’ll see at the end of this post.
First step in making these cookies is outlining them in white piping icing.
When piping is dry, flood with white flood icing.
With flood icing still wet, outline with black piping icing your *colouring book* lines.
As the icing dries, the black lines will sink into the white flood icing. When completely dry, deliver to the party with a good supply of Edible Food Colouring Markers and when it is time, let the kids let loose with their creativity.
This is a great party activity for all ages! Who cares if some of them choose to sample the cookie first, as long as they are enjoying themselves!
Thank so much to Montreal Confections and to Callye for leading me to this idea. It will be used again. Of that I know for sure.