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Innovation Cookie for Innovation Day! (Feb. 16!)

Updated: Aug 29, 2020


Every day should be innovation day, but there is a day dedicated to it! :) I made a cookie edible art piece for Innovation Day!


History Of Innovation Day

"The Science History Institute in conjunction with the Society of Chemical Industry regularly band together to host Innovation Day.  The holiday was created to help bring attention to those who weren’t just producing technology, but those who were pushing the envelope on what could be done and what was possible."

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/innovation-day/



To represent innovation, I decided to create a cookie with a light bulb and vibrant colors and textures to represent the vibrancy of creativity.


I also used different media and techniques to make the cookie edible art piece.


Btw, how did a "lightbulb" come to be a representation of "ideas"?

Some say we use light bulbs to represent ideas because of the electrical currents in the brain that lead to "Eureka!" or "Aha!" moments. The light bulb was invented by Thomas Alva Edison (see Inventor's Day post) and was associated with his "inventive prowess", but the visual idea of a "light bulb" as a representation for "ideas" was because of a cartoon -- Felix the Cat!


"But it was the early twentieth-century cartoon, Felix the Cat, that cemented the idea of a light bulb as a new idea.

https://medium.com/navigo/how-did-the-lightbulb-become-associated-with-a-new-idea-1dce1b6d648




I used the same sugar cookie dough and non-Royal Icing icing for this cookie. I spread a white background of icing on the whole cookie & let that set completely. Then, I painted the lightbulb using icing.

https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/trying-out-cookies-icing-for-decorating-easy-sugar-cookies-non-royal-icing-icing








I made the vibrant colors & textures by using hard candy. I melted down crushed Jolly Ranchers and Life Savers of different colors as I learned how to do while trying to make a Galaxy Lollipop. Still working on that, haha! :)


Check out the post & the posts on pangolins too for more info.


https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/can-i-make-a-super-cool-galaxy-rainbow-lollipop-hard-candy-from-scratch

https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/hard-candy-to-add-textural-component-scales-to-your-cookies




I cracked the hard candies into different pieces and then glued them on to the backgorund of the cookie with more icing. Then I just let it all set.




A beautiful and delicious Innovation Cookie! :)


Give it a try! We are good at this!





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