I recently made 150 golden badge cookies for a corporate gala event. The badges were Building Inspector badges -- specifically for the Building Inspector Association of Nassau County, or BIANCO. My father is the current president of the organization and this is his second time ordering from me for one of the organization's events. (The first was these cookies for 2012 Building Safety Month, also featured on the ICC website for 2013 Building Safety Month.)
I'm particulary excited to share these cookies because this is my first time using my brand new printer equipment that allows me to create edible images. I was able to include a highly detailed logo (see below) on the cookies, one that would be impossible for me to do by hand and it has such a perfect, clean look for just this kind of occasion. I'm so excited about all the possibilities that can come from this new technique and look forward to sharing more corporate creations in the future.
By the way, my graphic designer/husband helped me out so much with this logo. The version we had of the logo was a bit pixelated -- a scan from a letterhead, and I knew that in order to have a great looking edible image, the digital logo image had to be sharp. Cole did some serious magic and basically recreated the logo -- check it out for yourself:
Cole also is an expert (I think) with professional looking printing at home, so he was able to get the printer settings just right to make edible ink printed on edible paper look almost as good as the real thing. So, with the help of Cole and a few little tricks of my own in applying the image to the cookie, my first time doing edible image cookies was extremely successful. Also, it doesn't usually come out so well in photos but the badges do have a slight sheen of gold luster dust, which made it look more like a shiny gold badge.
Since the client for this order was my dad, I have several event photos to share as well as a short blurb about the event:
BIANCO, a chapter member of New York State Building Officials Conference (NYSBOC), celebrated it's 60th anniversary at the Annual Dinner and Officer Installation Ceremony. The cookies were placed at each table setting as a corporate favor along with the event program.
The badge cookie favors were also included as raffle baskets gift tags.
At this years installation of officers, NYSBOC and Nassau County honored outstanding volunteer efforts during the recovery of Super Storm Sandy, which devastated the South Shore of Long Island in October of 2012. International Code Council (ICC) President, Ron Piester, presented certificates to these volunteers.
Also honored at this event was Nassau County based non-profit organization, Lead the Way Fund, created in honor of Sgt. James J. Regan, whose life was lost in battle in February of 2007. Lead the Way Fund was established to raise funds in support of disabled U.S. Army Rangers and the families of Rangers who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedoms, or have been injured or are currently serving in harm’s way around the world.