Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Get Russ to Kenya

So we have a friend that is working with CTC International (a world community outreach that enables less fortunate areas of our world experience something better) to teach art skills at a local orphanage and help them find ways to create income using their creativity. He's going to be filming a documentary while he's there and I am so excited for him that he is going to get this opportunity to go and help. Since I don't have the cash to donate, I told him I would make him cookies and he could try and sell them at work... any money he gets goes toward his trip. I found this flag cookie cutter and wanted to do something that related to where he was going instead of something just fun. I hope everyone likes them and they can bring him a few dollars to help out. If you are feeling generous and want to donate, or if you just want to learn more about the program, here is a link to the CTC and Russ's team.

More cookie pictures here.

Update: He got enough money :) After much work and wonderful friends, Russ raised the money he needed for his trip and is all set to go sometime in the next few weeks. Thanks to everyone who supported his cause and congrats to Russ, have a blast and do some good for a change ;)

1 comment:

  1. These turned out great!

    And I have to say, having compared the final outcome to the concept art, I think you made a wise choice in deciding to make the flagpoles yellow. That bright color perfectly contrasted, and brought out the richness of, the darker colors in a way that made the cookies really look like something I couldn't wait to bite into... The use of colors like that simply MAKES things look delicious...

    And kudos on the ultra-dark cocoa method of achieving the black color... After not suffering "black mouth" typical to most black icings, and after hearing about how you did it, I could still only see that it was dark, dark brown under the brightest of lights and sharpest scrutiny...

    Perfect! When I saw them on Russel's desk, I was attracted to them like a moth to flame... They looked like little jeweled treasures to me! Like I said in another post, I must have bought nearly a dozen...

    Keep up the great work!

    Scottie ^_^