I made another two sets of Soccer Cookies for coaches (a different team than the previous soccer-related post), and these sets have navy, which I had never mixed previously, and has three colours on the jerseys; navy, red, and white. There is also black piping on the cleats and whistle.
I consulted Sweet Sugarbelle’s color mixing chart and was surprised to note there was also violet in the formula (6 parts royal blue, 3 parts violet, 2 parts black). I would not have guessed that, but … …fortunately had some on hand. I was starting with the leftover blue icing from the previous soccer set, which consisted of Royal Blue Wilton gel with a little black. I mixed together both the previously-coloured piping and flood icing, then added some fresh white icing to bring it up to 2 cups total. I had a rough remembrance of how much royal blue gel I had added previously, so I “guesstimated” what the volume of “3 parts violet” and “2 parts black” would be, then added slightly less than those volumes. I ended up adding a little more Royal Blue as well. The final colour looked more like a steel blue, but I decided I wasn’t going to obsess about it. (Shocking, I know, to those that know me!) However, I realized when I flooded that the color could pass as navy. Yippee!!
Two of the previously baked jerseys, for which I had used the cookie press to mark piping lines, had broken in storage, so I decided to start anew. (And of course my husband was very pleased to take them off my hands…) This time I just baked plain jerseys and used the iPad Camera Lucida app to transfer the piping lines. I used a Wilton food safe marker. When deciding on the order of piping the individual segments, I chose to go from darkest to lightest icing. I used the dehydrator for 20 minutes between each colour and let the cookie sit a further few hours between each colour application in an attempt to avoid colour bleeding. However, I got it all done in one day. (Have I mentioned that I love my dehydrator?)
I realized after I piped the outline on the cleats that on the previous set (of course), I must have used the image of cleats from Emma’s Sweets that I found on Cookie Connection , rather than my plan sketch, because I found the cleats from the previous set more realistic. Oh well… However, this time I actually thought to add the spikes to the soles. Maybe that makes up for it…?
I thought the set turned out well and I hope the coaches and their families enjoy them! It really does make it all worthwhile when I see the coaches own child excitedly carrying home the gift box!