Considering the original order request was for 1500 cookies, a "mere" 20 dozen was far easier!
|This much, doubled....ay yay yay....!|
The design was to complement their United Way campaign theme for the year, which was "eXplorers" and using superlatives with the letter "X" in them, such as "eXemplary!" and "eXceptional!" to describe employees' outstanding service. The company also had an "eXplorers" themed virtual scavenger hunt (think treasure map-style) that I thought would be fun to mirror in the cookies themselves.
|Dozens of rounds cut and baked off (19 dozen, in fact!)|
|Black Royal Icing circles to hold in the flood icing|
|White flood icing bases|
|Each cookie had a stylized "X" carefully piped on the dry surface|
|Each "X" was filled in with red flood icing|
|When all was dry, each cookie was painted with a custom, hand-drawn "map"|
|<--- What 20 dozen cookies looks like!|
|What 20 dozen cookies look like all together! Plus this --->|