I forget, sometimes, that I’m in the United States – when I made TARDIS shaped cakepops for the office, quite a few people had no idea what a TARDIS was. (Calm down, Brits in the back!) I’m quietly confident that this time, everyone in the office will know exactly what I’m referencing – the Murder of Crow vigor bottles from Bioshock Infinite.
The cookies, seen above, are entirely edible – but quite weirdly made. I 3d printed a cookie cutter, using a little cookie cutter making application – I took one of the many publicly available images of the Murder of Crows bottle, and traced around the outline. I tried dying the cookie dough black, but they came out purple – which is fine and dandy. Instead of vanilla flavoring, I used raspberry. Black colored icing was carefully (but – let’s be honest here, messily) applied to the surface, and gold dragees* (silver balls to people from the UK) embedded while it was still wet. Then, I sprayed them from a low angle with bronze, edible lustre spray – awesome stuff! Lastly I cut out the tags from thinly rolled fondant, drew on the stars and crow outline with an edible decorating pen, and ‘glued’ it to the cookie using warm strawberry jam.
I only made ten of them – life is too short, after all.
*If you read the wikipedia link, the US Food and Drug administration consider metallic dragees to be inedible decorations – whereas I can confirm that in the UK they’re eaten with crunchy gusto. I will leave it up to the individual whether they want to pick them off the cookie or not. Crunch, crunch, crunch.