How to Make Olympic Mascot Cookies

Posted on January 31st, 2010 in Cute Things, Decorated Cookies, Misc, Tutorials

In less than two weeks the Vancouver 2010 winter Olympics will begin!

I keep seeing the adorable mascots, Miga, Quatchi, Sumi and Muk Muk wherever I go and was inspired to make cookies of them.

If you get a chance, check out the Olympic Mascot website (A whole website with games, activities and videos - it’s  GREAT for kids!).

The cuteness factor and fantastic attention to detail got me to wondering about the artists behind these animated creations.

Michael and Vicki of Meomi are in the incredibly talented imaginations who dreamed up these characters inspired by British Columbia folklore of the forest, the mountain and the land.  Their own site is also charming and whimsical.   Definitely fun to check out!

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Here are the cookies I ended up with:

According to the artists, Miga is a young sea bear who lives in the ocean with her family pod.

Quatchi is a sasquatch who comes from the mysterious forests of Canada.

The Quatchi and Sumi cookies are actually quite large.  To give you an idea of size, Quatchi is approximately 9 by 8 inches, or 23 cm by 20 cm.  I’ve included the quarter in the pic to give you a visual idea.

Sumi is an animal spirit who comes from the mountains of British Columbia.

Muk Muk is a friendly Vancouver Island marmot who cheers for his friends during games and races.

**Of course I used my Kopykake to help me pipe the mascots.

You can make the cookies without the projector of course!  If you’d like to try either freehanding them or with the Kopykake, I’ve included instructions below:

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How to Make the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Mascot Decorated Cookies:

If you’d like to make these, you’ll need:

1.  Sugar Cookie Recipe

2.  Royal Icing Recipe

3.  Round Cookie Cutters or a sharp knife to cut dough shapes

4.  Decorating Bag/Piping Bag - (I use disposables which can be washed and re-used)

5.  Couplers

6.  Decorating Tips (#’s 1-4)

7.  Food Gel Coloring

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To see some more ideas of what you’ll need to set-up your cookie decorating area, see this post here.

For in-depth cookie decorating tips see here, and for my top 10 decorating tips see here.

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Here is  the order in which I piped the details of each cookie:

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Miga

1. **Pipe black outlines and let dry for 24 hours (Black bleeds easily so I like to make sure the icing has set).

2. **Pipe white details and let dry for 12 hours.  (Black on top of white likes to bleed too, so I wanted to make sure the white was dry).

3. **Finishing touches.

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Quatchi

1. 88Pipe brown base first and let dry for 24 hours (Although not as bad as black, brown can also bleed easily).

2. **Pipe details shown above and let dry for 12 hours.

3. **Finishing touches.

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Sumi

1. **Pipe brown base face and let dry for 24 hours.

2. **Pipe dark wings, some facial details and edge of Sumi’s hat, and let dry for 12 hours.

3. **Pipe hat and green neck detail and let dry for 2 hours.

4. **Finishing touches.

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 Muk Muk

1. 88Pipe brown base first and let dry for 24 hours (Although not as bad as black, brown can also bleed easily).

2. ** Marble cream and dark brown icing, add white snout and blue stripe and let dry for 12 hours.

3. **Finishing touches.

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If you’re interested in buying the stuffed animal Miga, Quatchi and Sumi toys, they’re available on the official Olympic site in Canadian dollars here.

And in US dollars on Amazon here:
Miga
Quatchi
Sumi

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Have fun decorating to you, and good luck to all the Olympians all over the world competing soon!

xo,

Marian

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