Last April when Bonnie Benwick asked me if I’d like to construct a 3-D cookie for The Washington Post’s Annual Holiday Cookie article, I said yes,
without thinking immediately.
Cookies are one thing, but a 3-D cookie is quite another, especially when shipping the structure is an integral portion of the process. After baking and tinkering, thinking and fretting, I constructed my cookies, packed them carefully and shipped them off to DC. Why is it that when ‘Fragile’ stickers are plastered all over a box, Fedex calls in the gorilla crew?
So, when Bonnie emailed and said cookies were broken, we came up with an idea. I’d accompany the cookies on a train to Washington, then build and decorate right there so they could be photographed. And, since the editors wanted a video tutorial to post as an online supplement to the article, we’d film the same day!
My cohort in all things cookie, Cathy Barrow, met me and my cookies at Union Station and then whisked me off to lunch. After a little sparkly libation and some scrumptious midday fare, we were on our way. Cathy’s more than a friend, more than a chauffeur. She was invaluable in her role as Cecile B. Spielberg. She took notes, she adjusted my wardrobe and if I’m not mistaken, I might have heard Cathy exclaim ”That’s a wrap!”
So, without further ado, please have a look at The Washington Post’s Cookie Guide, for the photos, recipe and video tutorial.
Thank you, Bonnie and The Washington Post, for giving me this wonderful opportunity.
Thank you, Cathy, for being such a good friend, driver and director.
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