Man, I haven’t been bowling for a LONG time. One time in college, I stayed for a summer term and took bowling and tennis, and that’s it. Don’t tell my parents. Just kidding. I think they know. Even after a whole semester of bowling studies, I still can’t get over 100. Oh well. Some people weren’t born to bowl, but if you were, you might like these cookies.
You know how a lot of bowling balls have a marbled look to them? I tried that on a couple of these. I filled with one color (yellow and light blue), and then dripped in another color (orange and darker blue), and just swirled around randomly with my boo boo stick. I thought they came out kind of cute. The debate at my house was whether the ball looked better in front of the pin or behind it. My son votes for in front, and I tend to agree. But it’s kind of hard to get a perfect circle, even if you use a template, so if you put it behind, it hides a multitude of sins. And I think I like the pins where I came in farther from the edge of the cookie at the neck of the pin. If you follow the edge of this cutter exactly, it makes for fatter, less defined pins. Don’t be afraid to ignore the “lines” of your cutters.
You can’t go bowling without a spiffy bowling shirt!
These were fun to design. You probably already know this, but here’s my secret for designing cookies. I do a Google image search for whatever it is I’m trying to figure out (so for these, I just typed in “bowling shirt”), and then click on images. Then from there, I usually choose the “clip art” option on the left-hand side. You’ll get all kinds of fun ideas that translate well to cookies.
I want to give away FIVE bowling pin cookie cutters:
And FIVE Small T-Shirt cookie cutters:
So comment on this post by midnight Friday, Feb. 18 to be entered to win! This weekend, I’ll use Random.org to choose 5 winners to win one of each cutter.
If you’re not that into bowling, the T-shirt can be used for endless designs and occasions. Be creative. Maybe you could give us some ideas in your comments about how the shirt could be used. But you don’t have to. Only if you want to.
Have a great Thursday!