Sunday, September 15, 2013
Summer is over in my books. Today was the first day that the blaring light of the sun didn't wake me from my long weekend slumber. Fog and rain clouds have now taken control. But that's okay. I have been growing tired of the heat and sunburns. I'm ready for fall to roll in.
That said, we did have a pretty fantastic summer. Mr. C and I went road tripping. We met new friends and baked for some awesome local groups and charities. The best part, though, was the new cosplay we cobbled together.
Paper. Resin. Fibreglass. Bondo. Lots of sanding. Some pretty nifty LED work. Vacuum forming. This cosplay had it all.
Yep. Daft Punk. We began crafting these helmets as a June post-school celebration. I somehow got it into my head that I wanted to go out drinking in a Guy Manuel mask. Things happened, including an epic PET-G fail, and we were left with only a Thomas helmet. Which I still took out and got drunk in.
That wasn't the last of it, though. Version two of both helmets were reworked and recrafted, and we were able to wear them out during the Vancouver Pride Parade with the BC Superfriends. It was hot and sweaty and ridiculous, but probably my favourite part of summer.
As a celebration for the end of summer, I'm going to share with you one of the sweet recipes we baked up for the BC Superfriends. It's a cookie based on our favourite spunky mutant, Jubilee. And I'm talking the 1990s version. You know, the one in the slammin' yellow duster. We took all the power of her fireworks and put them into this sprinkle-filled funfetti cookie. Awesome to the max.
Jubilee's Funfetti Cookies
Makes about 13 cookies
slightly adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction
1/2 cup of butter
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup sprinkles (we used the small round ones)
Extra star sprinkles to top before baking
1) Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, whip together your butter and white sugar until really light and fluffy. Add your egg and continue to beat on high until everything is nice and light. Add both your vanilla and almond extract. Sift together your flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cream of tartar and stir in with a wooden spoon. Sprinkle the sprinkles throughout your batter while you fold it a couple of times.
2) Scoop some dough and roll into golf-ball sized balls. Press them down slightly onto your baking pan, and then sprinkle some extra stars on top. Bake for about 7-8 minutes, or when you start to see cracks forming across the cookies, before they start to get golden. They will be super soft, but that's a-okay. Keep them on the pan to cool completely before taking them off. Enjoy with some milk and take some time to find your hidden mutant powers.