How to Decorate Mad Science Cookies
How to decorate Mad Science Cookies is the first question that pops up in our heads when we hear about any party. As you may know, mad science is a popular theme for Halloween parties, and one of the most popular ways to celebrate is to dress up as a scientist. It’s a great theme for any type of party, and you can easily change it up by using different colors, props to create the look you want. Here are some ideas from my own daughter on how to decorate Mad Science Cookies for her party.
The first thing I did was get the right kind of icing. If your mad science cookies are shaped like a microscope, you’ll need to butter the bottom of each one. Then I went ahead and put a tiny bit of black paint on the ends to make them look just like the real thing. With the right kind of icing on the top, I made a beautiful black and white board for the guests to write their answers on. I also decorated the Mad Science Cookie jar to look like a microscope, and used glass soda bottles to hold the answers up.
Then it was time to decorate the actual cookies
I went with a simple theme: mad scientist experiments. I gathered some basic ingredients, like a pack of plain cookies, sugar, vanilla and baking powder, and got a cute lid to go with the entire look. I had some fun making fun faces and drawings on the labels for the cookies. The kids could draw on them to make funny faces, or draw a complicated experiment on the cake.
After that, it was time for the experiment part. Kids love playing science games, so I thought why not put a little science on the cake. I went with a game that involved magnets, so the kids would need to place their hands in a magnet and then push it in the appropriate spot to get as many Mad Science cookies as they could. They got to see what happens when you stick the magnet in water, soap, and even metal.
The kids seemed to have fun, but my wife was not. She thought it was cruel to make something edible out of such raw material. However, we had already created the perfect science theme, so I was only going to make a few modifications. First of all, Icing was not allowed because of sanitation issues, so I decided to place a sheet of plastic over the standing mixer I was using. The kids were also not allowed to play with the real ingredients, but only the fake version.
The second step in decorating the Mad Science cake was to cover the entire surface of the cake with the Mad Science icing. It turned out to be a very easy task, as there are hundreds of different recipes for Mad Science cookies on the Internet. Icing was quite simple, as I prepared two different colors: white for the base layer and a dark yellow for the cake top. Icing provided the only way for me to make changes to the design, since the kids couldn’t do anything else to the Mad Science cake. It was like I was impeding them in a very big way!
The kids weren’t done creating their own Mad Science cookies just yet, though
They needed to know how to put them together. There were a few tools in the kitchen that helped us along, though. There was a very easy to follow pattern that gave us a very detailed picture of how the Mad Science cookies should look. Once I painted the actual pictures, it was just a matter of putting them together.
I can’t tell you how thrilled my wife was when we finally saw the finished cake. My kids were so excited, and she couldn’t help smiling every time she looked at it. I think she was relieved when we told her that we made it ourselves. Not that I mind – I really enjoy getting a chance to bake with my kids, and this particular project was no exception. Now, when I see these kinds of cookies, I get a big smile on my face and my kids look forward to our next adventure in making things. It’s a win-win situation all around!