Monday, March 4, 2013

Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor Cookies

Eight years ago, I played Mistress Ford in Shakespeare's Merry Wives. The production was a blast, and when I ran across a Victorian book with gorgeous black & white silhouette illustrations of the play's characters, I was kicking myself for not having found it sooner, when I could have used them for cast gifts. A few weeks ago, when a dear friend of mine told me she was playing Mistress Page in a production, I knew what to do: I would turn the silhouettes into cookies which she could give as gifts to her cast and crew. Most of these are exactly as the artist, Paul Konewka, presented them; some I carefully retooled or renamed in order to have cookies including all 20 cast members. Here they are, in cookie form:




I used Georganne's End-All for Chocolate Cookies recipe from LilaLoa. The cutter is the rectangular plaque from the Plaque Cookie Cutter Set at CheapCookieCutters.com. They will also work with this Rectangular Cookie Cutter (2.375" x 3.5"), also from CCC. They were piped and flooded with white icing, and I made the border with white super-stiff icing and a #16 star tip.



The wafer papers are available at my shop.

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