Thursday, March 18, 2010

Magically Delicious Master

Saint Patrick's Day was yesterday and work decided to have a Spirit Day. Potlucks were coordinated within the departments, people were encouraged to wear green, and there was a dessert contest. The winner would be named the Master of the Magically Delicious. I decided I needed that title. I mean hey, I think I'm the Ghetto Ace of Cakes anyway, might as well show my skills, right? So off I went to google Saint Patty's Day treats. I came across these super cute Leprechaun Hat Cookies on Betty Crocker's website and I knew that is what I HAD to make! There could only be one entry per team, so after my team decided I could be that entry, I was off to bake.

Betty Crocker Sugar Cookies & large marshmallows formed the hat shape.
Once the vanilla icing was melted and dyed I poured it over the cookies. I must have done something wrong because one can of frosting and gel dye didn't do the job. Thankfully I had an extra can of frosting and food coloring in the pantry. Too bad the color was a bit off. Pouring the icing on the cookies was harder than it might seem. And beware of it running right off the counter. lol. Also, keep your cats from jumping in the excess icing once cookies are complete.

The hat bands were made of Tootsie Rolls. Ever try to roll a Tootise Roll with a rolling pin? Not the easiest. Toward the end I skipped the rolling pin and just made snake-like bands. Who says hat bands have to be flat, right?

Ta da! Finished product. It turned out pretty well if I do say so myself! ;) Only took like 6 hours. lol. These will never be made by me again.

There were definitely some mishaps. These three got thrown in the trash instead of taken to work. The frosting got too thick, I tried to take it off and melt it some, and then it was way too thin and oily. Not a pretty sight.

My final product. I decorated the tray to push the cute factor over the edge. ;)

Taking them to the judges table.

The 9 entries.

And the people who made them.

Not me. lol. Booo! Hisss! Monica's Leprechaun Hat Cake came in first. It was pretty cute, I have to admit. Cane's huge cupcake in the background placed as well.

The prize. Deb made a super cute prize bow. My Cricut did a pretty good job on the letters too. ;)

Even though I didn't win it was a fun Spirit Day at work and I did enjoy the compliments on my cookies. Oh, and an insider on the Spirit Team told me I came in 4th, so I guess that's not too bad. I think next year I'll throw some green food coloring on rice krispies and call it a day!


  1. Okay..I think you should go to pastry school! Too cute!

  2. Very impressive! It won't let me post a comment, so I'm going to say I'm anonymous, but its Margaret. :)

  3. Those are so awesome! I made clover cookies with green sugar sprinkle for my co-workers. I'm the only one that gets into St Patty's day around here. That's so fun that your office goes all out!