Nonetheless, it's big milestones in life, like graduation, that make me realize just how quickly the years pass. To think, just four years ago I was still in high school with pretty much no idea how to bake. Now, four years later, after teaching myself to bake and realizing how awesome it is, here I am with my own baking blog. It's interesting to see just where life takes us. For my graduation, I decided that it'd be nice to bake a bunch of Cal themed cookies to pass out to friends at the reception. The key was that I didn't want the designs to be too complicated, so that it'd be easy to make them in bulk. In the end it all worked out, and I ended up with two designs: a blue and yellow Cal heart (much love for Berkeley) and graduation bears (Go Bears!).
Graduation Bear Cookiessugar cookie dough
1-inch circle cookie cutter
rectangle cookie cutter (or a knife)
pearl milk tea straw
Decorating Cookiessugar cookie icing
orange food coloring
brown food coloring
yellow food coloring
black food coloring
Make the sugar cookie icing. Take some of it and mix in black food coloring. Then use it to fill in the hat area on the bear cookies as indicated above. To make peach food coloring, add a very small amount of orange and brown food coloring to the white icing. Use it to make a small oval in the middle of the bear face. When the hat is totally dry, make some yellow icing and use a toothpick to trace out a tassel on the bear over the hat and part of the face. Lastly use a toothpick to dot out eyes, the nose, and the mouth in black icing.