Monday, February 18, 2013

Valentine's Fish Cookies???

I have some cookies to share from Valentine's day that probably won't be that popular. They're fish. Large mouth bass to be specific. I wasn't going to share them because they have a few issues, but my sister told me that I should share my C- cookies too. I'll tell you why they only get a C- in a second but first I must explain why I know what a large mouth bass is. My husband is a fisherman (but firefighter/paramedic as profession.) Not an occasional, one pole kind of guy. He's one of those men that has two boats, locaters, over 20 rods, and 5 trillion lures. I do like to keep count, just in case I'd like a few new cookie cutters or something. He even has some kind of device that transmits a sound through the water to trick the fish into thinking that it's time to feed. I like to tease him and call that cheating, but I guess a lure is a lure. We like to go camping up north in Boulder Junction, WI and it is his favorite place to fish. So much so that he doesn't mind going up by himself for weeks at a time with no one to talk to except for his fish. So what kind of cookies do I make him for Valentine's day....?
 Even though I know what a large mouth bass looks like I still googled a picture and took some inspiration from it. I started by using icing with a Wilton rose pink base and added the Americolor forest green, and a little black. I ended up with sage tones of green to my liking. Normally I would recommend starting with the base color you intend the icing to end up as (green), but I knew that the rose pink icing I had already had on hand would work well to create the green I wanted. My grade for my cookies always drops a bit when I realize that the consistency of my icing is off. This matters a lot, especially for piping detail lines. This sounds awful to say, but it was late, it was for my husband, and I didn't decide to redo the icing. I can say this because I know that he does not care if the fins of these fish have blobs on them. He just cares that they are fish and that they are chocolate. The silver sanding sugar added a nice little touch and they made the tell tale markings of this fish more prominent. The recipe is from Smitten Kitten. They are pretty moist for a cut out cookie and have a very chocolatey brownie flavor. Maybe I should have made some tartar sauce for dipping.....

 Do you love this cute little card? Now, I do have a Cricut machine, but I decided to make this card the old-fashioned way. Scissors and glue. I hung around in the third grade a little bit longer and used some cursive writing. I can't remember the last time I wrote in cursive.

  I cut out the center heart twice, and part way to make it a pop out card. It turned out cute. A pop out card isn't that hard to do and you'll look like you spent quite some time working on it. You'll find quite a few tutorials online if you search. The word love is floating out of the chimney on the front of the card and the interior of the card says " how we fill our home." I know, I can hear the "aawwwww" from here.


  1. Yummm....any fish would taste good if it is made out of chocolate, you have many talents!

  2. Thank you for that awesome compliment!