My baby is away at university, at the other end of the country. I miss him a lot and know he’d be studying hard for end of year exams. So I thought I’d send him some cookies to keep him going and help him with his studies.
Now I’m not a chemistry geek so when I had the idea to bake the period table of elements in cookies, I was not really aware just how many elements there are… 118! That’s a lot of cookies. With so many to bake I had to go with his all time favourite gingerbread cookies, decorated with royal icing.
I patted and rolled and baked the first batch, but on counting them out I was eight short. Oh what to do? Well after some pondering and egging on from friends and colleagues kindly offering to eat any extras, I baked a second batch, and am glad I did.
So here they are….
Thanks to my good friend (and chemistry teacher) Alex and her daughter Gracie for helping out with icing them all, and taking some of the extras off my hands. I’m sure Alex could have done them all from memory but I did have to use a cheat sheet.
After a busy and stressful corporate work week I needed to relax a bit by baking something fun. What’s more fun than the Cut the Rope game, that little monster is so cute, although you’ve got to watch out for those spiders! I do get a bit anxious when they’re getting too close – yes I’m a bit arachnophobic.
So came up with a set cookies themed on the game, the monster, stars, spiders, and of course the candy.
As some of you may know, by day I’m a web developer… well, at work I volunteered to run a basic html workshop for some of our team. Gosh, training takes quite a lot of preparation! I’m not a trainer by trade but have been on a number of training courses. So I based my plan on how I’ve been taught and what worked best and applied my own mental logic. (Helping or hindering here?)
Now I often cringe at games during training but have noticed it does get used a lot – gets people actively learning. So I thought I’d try to add something in that was not too hard and would be enjoyed. Hmmm now I know food is always appreciated during training so what better than home baked cookies.
Here’s some of the cookies. Part way through making them i did think about colour coding them, a bit late in the game so just the yellow ones were attributes rather than elements.
PS – Yes I know as a web developer you would expect a fancy site rather than a standard templated blog… well at home I’d rather bake than build websites 😉 …that’s all I’m going to say on that subject.