I am moving on Friday - and for some reason took on two orders LOL
Anywho.. other then that stressful situation I have agreed to make sugar cookie Hockey Sticks covered in fondant.
How far in advance can I make the cookies - the will be delivered on Thursday - eaten on Saturday. And how to store if I make them this weekend or Monday...
Any tips on making a hockey stick? I think I'll have to make my own cut out - and trace each cookie...
I make my own cookie cutters when its a design I know will be hard to find. It may be easier for you than tracing each cookie? Here is the article I found here on CC for how to make your own cookie cutters!
As for how far in advance I'm not 100% on the max time, I just know I usually do mine 2 days before the delivery date. That gives me time to work without panic but also keeps the cookies from tasting stale. I use tupperware containers to store.
I would make them on Tuesday or Wednesday. I don't want someone to eat a cookie more than 5 days old. (I actually prefer they eat them on day 2 or 3, but it's not always possible). Anyway, just my thoughts. You might have to do what you have to do this time, since you are moving.
Ok - sounds like I should make them Wednesday - as well as my cake lol
It will be a lonnng night!
Thanks for the link on how to make a cookie cutter!
I found this video - check it out - I might need to be folded twice though..
You'll know what I mean - looks ez though!
as an aside, i'm interested in making cutters, too. i'd read several, and some rather crazy, methods for making your own aluminum strips to bend. it occured to me that, hey, i *do* own a trophy shop, i can cut aluminum any length and height i want. just an idea ~ call your local trophy shop (every little burg probably has one or two) and ask what they'd charge for some cut aluminum. i'd be embarassed to charge more than a couple of bucks for a 12" strip, say a few inches high. these are pretty sturdy yet easily bendable. if you don't need a 12" strip, they can probably cut something for you out of their scrap in about a second and a half. hmmm... maybe i should market these, huh? lol.
Deeztreatz......love the video thanks!! Seems easier to bend than the metal! Im definitely trying this!
I'm going to try making my hockey stick cutter tomorrow by that method - looks like it will work!
I never thought of calling a trophy shop - makes sense though - I may if I ever need
a crazy one!
a sheet of aluminum is roughly $3.50 (wholesale) for a 12"x24" piece, so don't let them gouge you on that price. and if they have a larger cutter, you can get it cut up to 24". i can think of no easier way to get a strip done perfectly even or fast.