Jan 31

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How to Make Olympic Mascot Cookies

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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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49 Comments

  1. January 31, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Permalink
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    I want a kopy kake so bad ny heart hurts. It would make some of the things I do a lot easier! THese are amazing, as are you!

  2. Erin
    January 31, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Permalink
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    These are fantastic! You always come up with such great ideas!

  3. January 31, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Permalink
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    I am always amazed by your cookies!! And thank you for sharing all your tips.

  4. CJ
    January 31, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Permalink
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    Such cute cookies! I had not see the mascots before this. I love the sasquatch :D
    Can you tell me where to find the bags for the cookies and what size they might be?? I live in PODUNK so need to order online. Thanks!

  5. January 31, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Permalink
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    Thanks Callye, Erin, Katie and CJ!

    Callye you are amazing at freehanding; you do awesome without the projector! I know I couldn’t do as well as you without the extra tools!

    CJ, I just checked out where Podunk is and images on line. It looks like a beautiful place to live! (But hard to get things as you said). These bags are large as I made the cookies quite big, so used these, which are 9 by 12 inches: Large Cellophane Bags

    You can also check out this link for other sizes:
    Transparent Gift Bags
    Hope that helps!

  6. January 31, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Permalink
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    wow what a great idea again….
    thies cookies are soooo beautiful.You should get a gold medal for it!!!! thank’s for sharing all your great work.
    ML

  7. Shirley Womack
    January 31, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Permalink
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    I am hooked on your site! You have been an inspiration. On your recommendation, I ordered the projector. The company actually sent me a different model because they were out of the one you suggested. Sounds like you may be having an influence on their market! I received a more expensive projector for the same price. Can’t complain about that…thank you! I just completed my first job using the projector…LOVE IT!!!
    You are wonderful.

  8. January 31, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Permalink
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    Amazing! You are so talented! Love the Kopykake machine…and…on another note…I got approval for the Bake Sale…the students and I are baking on Tuesday and Wednesday, and the Bake Sale will be held on Thursday! Thanks again for the brilliant idea!

  9. Kimberly Myers-Schuh
    January 31, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Permalink
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    Okay all I can say is WOW, just Wow! Marian they turned out so amazing. Someone from the Olympic committee has to see these and I know if they do they will order a bundle of them….hahahaha, you will be rich….

  10. January 31, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Permalink
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    As usual, these r stunning!! How did you do the “rosy” cheeks?

  11. January 31, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Permalink
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    AMAZING !
    Ok now, I REALLY want a projector!

  12. January 31, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Permalink
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    Thanks so much your flattering comments! I really appreciate them – it’s nice to see that what I post is enjoyed!

    Shirley – How hilarious is that!! Good for you for getting an upgraded model! I’d love to hear either here or on email what you’re getting and what you think of it.

    Melissa, I’d love to see pics of your bake sale when it’s all over and done!

    Kimberly – Ha ha ha! I wish!

    Danielle, I used a short stubby paintbrush (used only for sugar art of course :-) and dusted on pink luster dust.

  13. linda
    January 31, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Permalink
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    marian,
    these are sooo cute…just adorable
    & you are sooo talented!
    yes, good luck to all the olympians!!

  14. January 31, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Permalink
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    WOW, these are amazing! Even though you show how to do it, I could NEVER ice these cookies as nicely as you do. Your handiwork is just magnificent! Can’t wait for the Olympics!

  15. Kara
    January 31, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Permalink
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    These are great!! Especially since a friend of mine is going to be one of the Mascot’s at the Olympics this year – she is Miga!

  16. January 31, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Permalink
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    Verono, you got your comment in while I was writing my other one. The kopykake is so worth it for a drawing-challenged (can one say that? ;-) ) person like me! Not to feed the kopykake-wanting fire or anything. lol

    Sandy you could do it with some decorating tips and a little practice for sure!

    Kara, that’s awesome! I would love to hear the story behind that!

  17. Cindi
    January 31, 2010 at 8:20 pm | Permalink
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    My daughters and I absolutely love the mascots for the Olympics coming up. My favorite is Mukmuk. Just yesterday, I was trying to freehand this little guy (or girl) on a round cookie. In short, they never came close to what yours look like and when we saw them on your sight just now, my daughters realized what I was “attempting” to do. I was told that your cookie is what Mukmuk is supposed to look like:) Your work is absolutely wonderful!!! I like your style!

  18. January 31, 2010 at 8:32 pm | Permalink
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    Cindi, I know, aren’t they so loveable! I’m having a hard time picking a favorite; Quatchi is soft, furry and cuddly, Miga is so sweet and cute, Sumi is brave and magestic and Muk Muk so supportive and happy! (Can you tell I’ve read the book? lol).

    Freehanding and I don’t work so well; mine probably wouldn’t resemble Muk Muk either if I tried just drawing him!

  19. January 31, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Permalink
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    Wow. These are absolutely stunning. You have got more talent in your pinky finger… then EVERYONE! :)

    Absolutely amazing!!

    Blessings-
    Amanda

  20. January 31, 2010 at 8:44 pm | Permalink
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    Wow! I live in vancouver and there is a huge demand for this stuff right now,
    Thanks for posting!

  21. January 31, 2010 at 11:05 pm | Permalink
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    OMG, so cute! I want a giant Quatchi cookie, hehe. I remember seeing the Winter Olympics mascots not too long ago and thinking how adorable they are.

    Oh, and now I totally want a Quatchi stuffed animal :D .

    • April 15, 2014 at 6:09 pm | Permalink
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      This could not poislbsy have been more helpful!

  22. Andrea
    January 31, 2010 at 11:39 pm | Permalink
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    You are so amazingly talented! Thank you for sharing your gift with all of us. I live in Vancouver and I wish that everyone here could see these adorable cookies. WOW!!! :)

  23. February 1, 2010 at 2:10 am | Permalink
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    Excellent !!!

  24. February 1, 2010 at 3:21 am | Permalink
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    Oh my goodness, these cookies are simply adorable! Quatchi is so cute! :P You did a fantastic job, I’ve yet to brave the world of cookie decorating but you’re an inspiration!

  25. February 1, 2010 at 8:35 am | Permalink
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    Love these!!! Wow, You are so talented!!!!
    So excited to have the Olympics here in Canada!

  26. February 1, 2010 at 9:47 am | Permalink
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    OMG. Those look impeccably perfect!

  27. Christy
    February 1, 2010 at 11:31 am | Permalink
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    SOOOOOO cute. Thank you for sharing the step-by-step. What patience to wait for each layer to dry!!

  28. February 1, 2010 at 11:48 am | Permalink
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    o.m.g!! love love love these!!! vancouver is one of my favorite all time cities, and my husband and i were just there this summer visiting! fell in love with the mascots the second i saw them, and tried not to buy too many cheesy souvenirs to remember our trip by! i may have to try making a batch of quatchi cookies!! these are too cute!!

  29. February 1, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Permalink
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    These are just too cute! AMAZING!!!!!

  30. February 1, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Permalink
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    And you know what?
    I’m really happy to see “behind the scene” how the work with a projector is done.. this convinced me! I’ll wait to have a little bit extra money and I will order it.. I love kopykake (I’m using the frosting sheet and edible ink).. they have SUCH a GREAT customer service!!

  31. Nancy
    February 1, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Permalink
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    OMG Marian! Did I tell you I ordered the kopykake because of you?! I’ve been wanting to do the mascots so thank you so much for sharing your method. Now if I can find the time to do them before the games start…

  32. February 5, 2010 at 10:34 am | Permalink
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    These cookies are amazing!

  33. syi
    February 6, 2010 at 12:26 am | Permalink
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    Marian..they r sooo adorable.
    Did u put the cookies in a close container or just leave it while it dries?

  34. February 6, 2010 at 4:44 am | Permalink
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    Thanks for the comments everyone!!!

    Syi, I let them air dry. The icing acts as somewhat of a sealant on the sugar cookie. (That being said you can’t leave them out forever, and it’s better if the whole cookie is covered in RI. These ones still tasted great though!)

  35. February 7, 2010 at 1:12 am | Permalink
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    Oh my dear Marian…ur are simply super talented ….i found u via bakerella but never thought id find something so muc better…..am reading every post ….the decorating…the lovely dust and those stackers and super cool but then everything u do is way over the top…too fantastic…infact form once am at loss of words here….and am leaving a comment here and not on ur give away so that u read this and i dont want ur give away…i jus want to read all ur posts and yeah am following ur blog…jus cant afford to miss any….simply cant stop gushing about ur evry so well dressed cookie…i dress cookies too but not the marvelous way u do and if i can even come a wee little close to u …i’ll be glad…
    Wish i could find all those decorating goodies here….u rock gurl….

    LOVE IS IN THE AIR,SO IS ROMANCE….WISH YA LOADS OF IT @ 365

  36. February 7, 2010 at 1:14 am | Permalink
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    aLL UR SUPER STUFF float my boat…ur detailing …those cutey ribbons…jus about everything…would love to pick all those goodies but finding even good chocolate is a few months journey here…..love all ya goodies and cookies and u…..

  37. February 12, 2010 at 9:29 am | Permalink
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    [...] To be honest, our Olympic kick started with the cookies. I saw Sweetopia’s post first, then went to the mascot website, then got all excited about the games. Backwards for most, yes, but quite normal here. Cookies lead us to all sorts of places. [...]

  38. Clare
    February 21, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Permalink
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    I think they look cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. Stephanie
    March 10, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Permalink
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    Is this where I put my answer for the Cookie Swap giveaway??

    What is your favorite cookie to eat or to make?

    A chocolate chip cookie recipe I have been using since I was a little girl.

  40. Ellen
    March 15, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Permalink
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    What is your favorite cookie to eat or to make?
    Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookie

  41. Rosa
    August 12, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Permalink
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    I just got my Kopykake! Thanks to my loving fiance.

  42. April 25, 2013 at 2:19 pm | Permalink
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    Hi Marian,
    I wanted to know if there was a secret to piping very fine lines. I see when you do your lettering outlines, and then flood them, and other very fine details, and they are so perfect! Is there a special way you do it that you can share?

  43. marian
    April 26, 2013 at 8:42 am | Permalink
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    HI @ Jayne: I have a video on piping lines which may help. Have you seen it?

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