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Pokeball cut cookies failed because the two colored dough fell apart after baking.  I had to use melted dark chocolate to glue them, which worked beautifully and tasted great.  However I want to do one more batch of nicer cookies for the second birthday party.  I want something uniform and super quick to cut and bake.  I then reach out for this cute wooden baking box that I bought for quite some time, but never used.  The box is often seen to make cranberry log cookies / log cookies with nuts.

I asked myself why not make a pressed cookie to ensure the red and white dough stay together.  This is the best opportunity to try out my little wooden box.

Going from a round circle to a square cookie, I think I like them both a lot.

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It’s a minion + pokemon party with yellow + red theme colors.  It’s unfair that I focus just on pokemon and forget about the younger child whose favorite is yellow color.

With not much time allowed, I have some plain cookie dough put aside to roll out.  Find my minion fondant cutter, and just cut and bake.  The outlines aren’t really showing well since the grooves for fondant are shallow compared to cookie cutters.  But I don’t care.. not enough time for details.  Then I recalled, there is a type of candy that shapes like a banana.  Isn’t it the simplest way to add details to a minion ?  Just let it hold a banana !!

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Three days before the birthday party, it’s time to really get the baking started.  Cookies can be kept fresh longer than cakes, so I targeted to have all the cookies baked a few days before the party.  If I didn’t tell you the whole story, you might think these cookies look pretty good and they were originally planned this way.  But the story is longer, and involved some failures.

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The smaller pokeballs are so cute and so easy to make.  Just dip halve of a red candy melt into white candy melt and let dry.  I used chocolate to draw the line and middle.  They were to decorate the birthday cakes.

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I had a week off last week, working busily in the kitchen to prepare different things for my lovely children’s birthday.  I planned a big birthday bash a few months ago, and knowing I couldn’t bake much things ahead, I started to do the most crafty stuff I had done ever:  making my own loot bags with a very original pokeball tag.

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