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Tank cookies

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:35 am
by Bullet Catcher
Mrs. Catcher (with some help from me) has produced nearly 200 BZFlag tank cookies that I will be taking to the Google Summer of Code 2009 Mentor Summit this weekend. BZFlag was one of 150 organizations that participated in the GSoC, and we are proud of our 4 students who all completed their projects successfully.
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I got to eat the broken ones, and I assure you they are yummy.

Re: Tank cookies

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:15 am
by Strakowski
I'll take five dozen, please. :D Those are hands down the most amazing cookies I have ever seen. Ever.

Give everyone in GSoC my best wishes!

Re: Tank cookies

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:11 pm
by Bambino
Those look amazing.

Re: Tank cookies

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:18 am
by mrapple
Bambino wrote:Those look amazing.
They also look delicious *YUM* :D

Re: Tank cookies

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:07 pm
by lep
Thats very cool. If I had a little bzflag cookie cutter, i would be all over baking them.

Too, best wishes to the GSoC students

Re: Tank cookies

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:51 pm
by InfraRed
I'm bummed. I don't have rights to view the cookies!! :(

Re: Tank cookies

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:16 pm
by Bullet Catcher
InfraRed, were you logged in to this forum when you clicked on the image links? That seems to be a requirement, just as it is for posting.

Re: Tank cookies

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:23 am
by hutty
that would make a good product for the BZFlag store if the shelf life was long enough. yum yum

Re: Tank cookies

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:52 pm
by slime
First, tanks that fly. Now, tanks that are edible. What is the world coming to...?

Re: Tank cookies

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:20 am
by lep
haha youll see them on the streets next :P

Re: Tank cookies

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:32 am
by Agent West
they ARE on the streets, ll! RUN!!! :)
http://me1501.deviantart.com/art/Traffic-Tank-97126173

Re: Tank cookies

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:02 am
by temporal distraction
Agent West wrote:they ARE on the streets, ll! RUN!!! :)
http://me1501.deviantart.com/art/Traffic-Tank-97126173
Heh, cute, but you can match the shadows better than this.

Re: Tank cookies

Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:30 pm
by InfraRed
Bullet Catcher wrote:InfraRed, were you logged in to this forum when you clicked on the image links? That seems to be a requirement, just as it is for posting.
Yeah, pretty sure, otherwise how would I have been able to post my comment....but good thing I came back today and good thing I wrote that comment. The links work now and they are awesome!!! Decorating with icing like that ain't easy, and the cutout is clean cut. How creative! :wink:

Re: Tank cookies

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:31 pm
by Gabriel G
:O

I want some right now! :P
Good job Mrs. Catcher (with a little help from Mr. Catcher :D!).

Re: Tank cookies

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:45 pm
by Bullet Catcher
I made the cookie cutter by re-bending an inexpensive metal cookie cutter. That took about 15 minutes.

By request here is the recipe, which may be redistributed under CC-BY-NC license terms:

Sugar Cookies

Cream 1/2 C margarine (1 stick -- or use 1/2 C shortening & 1/2 tsp butter flavoring) with 1 C sugar. Blend in 1 large egg and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (plus 2 tbsp orange juice, optional).

Sift together 2 C flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt then mix wet and dry ingredients well. Form into 2 equal balls, wrap in plastic and chill for at least 1 hour. Roll out 1/4 inch thick, cut into shapes and Bake at 350F for 5-8 minutes.

Royal Icing

Beat 1 lb (approx 4 C) sifted powdered sugar with 3 tbsp meringue powder and 1/2 C warm water (plus 1/4 tsp almond extract, optional) for 7-10 minutes at low speed with a heavy-duty mixer (10-12 minutes at high speed with a hand-held mixer). Add additional water for proper consistency. Makes about 3 cups.

Re: Tank cookies

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:15 pm
by strayer
Excellent idea and perfect modeling!
^_^

Re: Tank cookies

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:28 am
by Amoeba
Those are so frickin' cute! *hugs the tank cookie* I would feel bad eating it!