11/16/09-Revised post-I knew I should have had my sister read a draft of this before I posted. I have a few things that need to be corrected. Sorry Sam! Changes in bold.
Okay, these cookies have an interesting story that has to be told….
My older sister called me up last sunday excited of an idea she wanted to do for her friend’s birthday. She wanted to give him something original, unique and fun.
Her friend Sam was doing a contest with another friend of who can grow a mustache faster. Sam was doing a fundraiser for the Movember Foundation where groups grow mustaches for the month of November and raise money for Prostate Cancer research and for the Lance Armstrong Foundation The deadline was 11/11 for the contest which apparently Sam’s birthday. is at the end of November. As an original, unique and fun birthday present, my sister thought of having me make mustache cookie. The kicker was she wanted them on Wednesday AND she lives in New York…I live in California. Pressure was on!
Originally I wanted to make actually mustache shaped cookies so when Sam received them, he could “try out” different mustache’s, but I was afraid they would break during the shipping. So my sister sent me a link Mustache silhouettes. So as a compromise, I followed these designs and added them on square and circle cookies.
I have to say I was so nervous making these! I think with the rush of getting them done and out the door the next day was on my mind. In order for me to get them done in time I had to used marshmallow fondant as the base and royal icing for the writing and designing. The nose was giving me problems, but I finally got the hang of it. I added the borders to give a final touch on the cookies. My sister wanted me to make the number of cookie to equal Sam’s age. For the last cookie she wanted a birthday greeting. She wanted me to change “November” to “Movember”…as an inside joke with the mustache’s.
Happy Birthday to Sam!!!