(Raise Your) Blood Sugar – Part 11 – The Unicorn Made Me Do It

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Dear Reader,

for the collection’s finale I am going to make magic happen… with science!

To set the stage, prepare the base cookie dough.
IMG_3126 Roll the dough out between two sheets of baking paper (about 0.5 cm thick) and cut it into squares (4×4 cm).

IMG_3131 Bake the cookies at 190 °C until their edges start to brown (about 10 minutes).

IMG_3178Spread some blackberry jam on a cookie and sandwich another cookie on top.

IMG_3159And now, for lunch…

IMG_3160…er, no. Now, to make magic food colouring, chop up a few red cabbage leaves and boil them with 1.5 – 2 cups of water until the colour is extracted from the leaves. Strain out the cabbage and return the liquid to the pot. Heat on a very low temperature (the liquid should be steaming, but not boiling) until most of the water has evaporated.

IMG_3240For the icing, mix 100 g of powdered sugar, two tablespoons of golden syrup and a few spoons of water. Separate three portions of the icing (about two tablespoons each).

IMG_3243To the first portion of icing add a tablespoon of cherry juice. Mix in about a tablespoon of powdered sugar to restore the consistency. This will make a light pink icing.
To the second portion, add a few drops of the cabbage colouring as well as a few drops of lemon juice. This will make a purple icing.
To the third portion, add a few drops of the cabbage colouring and a little sprinkle of baking soda, to shift the colour to blue. Be careful not to add too much baking soda as this might turn the colour greenish (also, baking soda is not a pleasant icing flavour).

The magic science behind the colour changing icing: the colour of the cabbage dye depends on the molecular structure of the main component, anthocyanin, which depends on the acidity of the mixture the molecule is in. In neutral conditions, the dye is purple, with increasing basicness (that’s the job of the baking soda in the mixture) it turns blue, then green.
Bonus fun fact: blueberries contain the same colourful compound and baking powder is basic (similar to baking soda) – that is why zombie-coloured muffins may happen some times.

IMG_3249Add a dab of each icing onto the cookies. Use a toothpick to even out the edges and to draw swirls and patterns into the intersecting colours. Let the iced cookies relax for a while until the top of the icing dries. Decorate with halved blackberries, and here we are!

IMG_3329A colourful cookie straight from a unicorn’s dreams.

 

Yours, from cotton candy clouds,
B.

 

P.S. I have a friend with magic powers. He is mysteriously capable of talking me into anything, be it blogging, games or ducks. Well, this epic kitchen adventure almost would not have happened, were it not for your encouragement. Thank you! And this cookie’s for you, mate.

 

And to all of You, Dear Readers, thank You for accompanying me on this sugar and energy drink fueled journey.

 

The (Raise Your) Blood Sugar  cookie collection, inspired by Jeffree Star and Shane Dawson:
Hot Tea
Wig Disintegrated
Limited Edition
Signature
Pop
Dinner
Pigment X
Conspiracy
Strong
The Unicorn Made Me Do It – you are here!

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(Raise Your) Blood Sugar – Part 10 – Strong

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Dear Reader,

chocolate cannot fix things, but sometimes it may improve the day a little.

Prepare the base dough.
IMG_3119Take a portion of the dough and knead a tablespoon of cocoa powder into it. Let the dough chill in the refrigerator for an hour.

IMG_3150Roll the dough out between two sheets of baking paper (about 0.5 cm thick) and cut it into squares (4×4 cm).

IMG_3164 Bake the cookies at 190 °C for about 10 minutes.

IMG_3220Heat 50 ml of heavy cream over a hot water bath (be careful when handling the bowl – hot steam may escape from the pot!). Dissolve a packet of instant espresso in the cream.
IMG_3222Add 50 g of dark chocolate to the bowl, allow it to melt and stir it into the coffee cream.
IMG_3224Place the finished cream into the refrigerator to set.

IMG_3234Break half of the cookies. Spread some of the coffee cream on a cookie and reassemble the cookie pieces on top.

IMG_3294Melt 50 g of dark chocolate over a hot water bath. Coat the cookies with chocolate and let them chill in the refrigerator until the chocolate solidifies. Using edible silver shimmer, adorn the cookies with love… and here we are!

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Yours, with a cup of warmth,
B.

 

The (Raise Your) Blood Sugar  cookie collection, inspired by Jeffree Star and Shane Dawson:
Hot Tea
Wig Disintegrated
Limited Edition
Signature
Pop
Dinner
Pigment X
Conspiracy
Strong – you are here!
The Unicorn Made Me Do It

Watch Jeffree and Shane’s series (part five):

(Raise Your) Blood Sugar – Part 9 – Conspiracy

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Dear Reader,

Shh! Don’t tell anyone, but I’m starting a conspiracy to increase the amount of green tea flavoured sweets in Europe.

Conspiracy

This conspiracy begins with rumors about base cookie dough. Roll the dough out between two sheets of baking paper (about 0.5 cm thick) and cut it into squares (4×4 cm).IMG_3129Bake the cookies at 190 °C until their edges start to brown.

IMG_3209Melt about 100 g of white chocolate over a hot water bath and stir in 50 ml of whipping cream (be careful when handling the bowl, hot steam may escape from the pot!).

IMG_3214Please note, that the amounts of chocolate and cream were for the entire cookie collection, if you are only making this cookie, use about 1/3 of the ingredients.

IMG_3216 Take 1/3 of the chocolate mixture and stir in a teaspoon of matcha (green tea) powder.

IMG_3229 Spread some filling onto a cookie and sandwich another cookie on top. Put the sandwiches into the refrigerator to set the filling.

IMG_3274Melt about 50 g of white chocolate over a hot water bath. Coat the cookies in chocolate and place them back into the refrigerator to solidify the chocolate.

IMG_3297Prepare a paper stencil, paint mysterious symbols onto the cookies using matcha powder, and here we are!

IMG_3351 A cookie that is suspiciously delicious.

Yours, sneakily,
B.

 

The (Raise Your) Blood Sugar  cookie collection, inspired by Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star:
Hot Tea
Wig Disintegrated 
Limited Edition
Signature
Pop
Dinner
Pigment X
Conspiracy – you are here!
Strong
The Unicorn Made Me Do It

Watch Shane and Jeffree’s series (part four):

(Raise Your) Blood Sugar – Part 8 – Pigment X

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Dear Reader,

with today’s cookie we celebrate the makeup (mis)adventures of Garrett Watts.
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To begin this adventure prepare the base cookie dough.IMG_3115Take one portion of the dough and knead about a teaspoon of gingerbread spice mixture into it. Place the dough into the refrigerator to chill for one hour.

IMG_3144Roll out the dough between two sheets of baking paper (about 0.5 cm thick) and cut it into squares (4×4 cm).

IMG_3148Bake the cookies at 190 °C until they start to brown.

IMG_3186For the buttercream filling, mix two tablespoons of powdered sugar with two tablespoons of butter. Mix in a splash of milk (about a teaspoon).

IMG_3187Separate about half of the buttercream and mix in a few drops of vanilla flavouring.

IMG_3192Spread some buttercream filling on a cookie and sandwich another cookie on top.

IMG_3276Melt about 50 g of white chocolate over a hot water bath (be careful when handling the bowl; hot steam may escape from the pot!). Coat each cookie with chocolate and place them into the refrigerator to set.

IMG_3299Once the chocolate has solidified use some turmeric to paint a line on each cookie, and here we are!

IMG_3368A bright and spicy cookie (to be eaten carefully, as turmeric will stain and stay).

pigment1„I don’t know what that pigment is and you don’t want to do that.“

Yours, semi-permanently,
B.

The (Raise Your) Blood Sugar  cookie collection, inspired by Garrett Watts, Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star:
Hot Tea
Wig Disintegrated 
Limited Edition
Signature
Pop
Dinner
Pigment X – you are here!
Conspiracy
Strong
The Unicorn Made Me Do It

Watch Shane and Jeffree’s series (part four):

Watch Garrett trying to follow a Jeffree Star makeup tutorial:

(Raise Your) Blood Sugar – Part 7 – Dinner

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Dear Reader,

can’t talk, sweets are calling!
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Prepare the base cookie dough.
IMG_3107Take one portion of the dough and knead two tablespoons of sprinkles into it. Let the dough chill in the refrigerator for about an hour.
IMG_3128Roll the dough out between two sheets of baking paper (about 0.5 cm thick) and cut it into squares (4×4 cm).
IMG_3136Bake at 190 °C until the cookies begin to lightly brown around the edges (about 10 minutes).
IMG_3186For the buttercream, mix two tablespoons of powdered sugar with two tablespoons of butter. Mix in a splash of milk (about a teaspoon).
IMG_3187Separate about half of the cream and add a few drops of vanilla flavoring.
IMG_3198Spread some of the buttercream onto a cookie and sandwich another cookie on top.
IMG_3207For the white chocolate cream frosting, melt 100 g white chocolate over a hot water batch and mix in 50 ml of whipping cream (be careful when handling the bowl as hot steam may be escaping from the pot).
IMG_3214Place the mixture into the refrigerator to set.(The given amount of chocolate cream is for the entire cookie collection, if you are just making this cookie, use about one third of the ingredients.)

Spread some chocolate cream on top, dip the cookie in sprinkles, and here we are!IMG_3279Creamy, sweet, with a delightful crunch; something to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Dinner1„Yay! Dinner!“

Yours, colourfully,
B.

The (Raise Your) Blood Sugar  cookie collection, inspired by Jeffree Star and Shane Dawson:
Hot Tea
Wig Disintegrated
Limited Edition
Signature
Pop
Dinner – You are here!
Pigment X
Conspiracy
Strong
The Unicorn Made Me Do It

Watch Jeffree and Shane’s series (part four):

(Raise Your) Blood Sugar – Part 6 – Pop

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Dear Reader,

today’s cookie is a little Pop of inspiration…
Sister Soda…for when you’re Sister Struggling.

IMG_3120Prepare the base cookie dough. Roll a portion of the dough out (about 0.5 cm thick) between two sheets of baking paper and cut it into 4×4 cm squares.

IMG_3134Bake the cookies at 190 °C until the edges start to brown (about 10 minutes).

IMG_3207Over a hot water bath, melt 100 g of white chocolate and mix it with 50 ml whipping cream.

IMG_3214Place the finished filling into the refrigerator to set.

IMG_3278Spread some of the cooled chocolate filling onto a cookie, sandwich another cookie on top and spread some chocolate cream on it as well.

IMG_3281Crush a few cola-flavored lolipops.

IMG_3287Dip the cookies in the crushed candy…

IMG_3388…and here we are!

Yours, fizzing,
B.

P.S. Reader, if you’ve ever vacationed at the Baltic sea-side, these may look familiar.

The (Raise Your) Blood Sugar  cookie collection, inspired by Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star:
Hot Tea
Wig Disintegrated 
Limited Edition
Signature
Pop – You are here!
Dinner
Pigment X
Conspiracy
Strong
The Unicorn Made Me Do It

Watch Shane and Jeffree’s series (part two):

(Raise Your) Blood Sugar – Part 5 – Signature

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Dear Reader,

Our Signature look – cherry pink with a hint of silver.

IMG_3126Prepare the base cookie dough. Roll the dough out between two sheets of baking paper (about 0.5 cm thick) and cut it into squares (4×4 cm).
IMG_3132Bake the cookies at 190 °C until they start to brown.
IMG_3173Spread some cherry jam on a cookie and place the second cookie on top.
IMG_3240For the icing, mix 100 g of powdered sugar, two tablespoons of golden syrup and a few spoons of water.
IMG_3269Separate a few spoons of the icing, add a spoon of cherry syrup (you can make your own by heating some cherry juice over very low heat until most of the water evaporates and the juice thickens) and 1-2 teaspoons of powdered sugar to restore the consistency. Grate up a piece of red beet. Squeeze a few drops of beet juice into the icing to give it an intense pink colour (using cheery juice alone will result in a lighter pink colour). Do not worry, you will not end up with beet flavoured icing.
IMG_3272Set the glazed cookies aside until the icing dries down and is not sticky to touch anymore. In that time prepare a star shaped paper stencil.
IMG_3291Using the stencil (or not, if you have a steady hand) and edible shimmer adorn each cookie with a silver star. And here we are…
IMG_3293…but is it #JeffreeStarApproved ?

 

Yours, iconic,
B.

 

The (Raise Your) Blood Sugar  cookie collection, inspired by Jeffree Star and Shane Dawson:
Hot Tea
Wig Disintegrated
Limited Edition
Signature – You are here!
Pop
Dinner
Pigment X
Conspiracy
Strong
The Unicorn Made Me Do It

 

Watch Jeffree and Shane’s series (part one):