Iowa Hawkeye Sugar Cookies

Posted on January 6th, 2014 in Cookies

Happy New Year!!!

 

I start a new year baking a popular cookie design in my Sports category, the Iowa Hawkeye cookie.

I have previously made this cookie (several times), but only in the distinctive yellow color. As I googled the logo once again to make sure that I have correct details and proportions, I noticed how there is also a black Hawkeye. How did I not pay attention to that before?

Well, that’s how the black Hawkeye cookie was born.

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I was very happy with the look of the black Iowa Hawkeye. It was my husband’s favorite and my daughter really liked it too.

The cookies were offered as favors at a 50th birthday celebration. I received very nice and kind words from my customer as she mentioned how “beautiful” and “delicious” the cookies were.

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Iowa Hawkeye Cake

Posted on September 7th, 2012 in Cakes

I’m really NOT a football fan. Being from Mexico, football to me means soccer or as we call it,  Futbol !!  Now that’s a sport. I’m sure my BiL would be grinding his teeth if he read this.

No nasty emails please!!

Just because I don’t like follow football doesn’t mean that I don’t make football cakes. In fact, I love making them because they are fun.

This next cake was for a very young person turning a good healthy and wonderful 95 years.  I was excited to start working on it and here’s the final result…

 

This is a buttercream decorated cake. To achieve the grass color I had to mix so many different Wilton and Americolor colors from greens to browns and even a dab of black. Honestly with the horrible dry weather we were having, I could have gotten away with having yellowish colored grass.

I really could’t feel my hand after piping all that grass on a 11×15 sheet cake. For the letters I used a chocolate mold, but here’s my duh moment. I couldn’t find the mold with the “S” for Hawkeyes so I ended up using a different chocolate mold and added the letter.

Can you see the difference in the letters? I can.

Despite the letter issue that bothered me so much, I was happy with the cake and my client was very happy with it also.

The cake was half white and half chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream filling.

Small football cakes are popular groom’s cakes at weddings. You can see two more football cakes here and here.

Hope you enjoyed this and have a sweet treat today.

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