Friday, June 11, 2010

Sugared Small Screen: True Blood


When you came in the air went out.
And every shadow filled up with doubt.
I don't know who you think you are,
But before the night is through,
I wanna do bad things with you.


Due to the fact that I live in the paleolithic era and don't yet own a DVR, there are very few shows that I will make a solid effort to catch on a regular basis.  True Blood is one of them.

The characters, the lascivious bite scenes, the humor, the occasionally forced Louisiana accents...I love it all.  I've been chewing on my hand in anticipation of the new season.

Any predictions?

Will Eric and Sookie hook up?
Will Tara find inner peace?
Will Sam shapeshift into a squirrel and water ski around a baby pool?

Season 3 premieres this Sunday at 9pm.  

You know what that means...


...themed sweets.


To decorate these cookies, we'll be using the flooding technique that I used on these citrus slice cookies.

You'll need:

oval-shaped baked sugar cookies
royal icing (we'll call it "RI")
green food coloring (I used Wilton Leaf Green)

After you've made the royal icing, divide it between two small bowls.  Gradually add and stir in green dye to one bowl of RI until it reaches a bright, vibrant, Merlotte's-y green.

Pour the green icing into a piping bag or bottle.  Keep the other bowl of RI tightly sealed until ready to use.

Using the green icing, pipe a dam around the cookie.


Flood the cookie.


Fill it in using a toothpick.


Let the first layer set while you're catching up on Season 2.

When dry, it's time to add the details.

Transfer the other bowl of icing into a bag or bottle.  Test out the consistency on a napkin or plate, give yourself a quick pep talk and pipe away.

Yowza.


Sam would never push these at the bar.  My piping skills could definitely use a little honing.

Shoddy pipework aside, these are pretty easy to make and are a nifty addition to your True Blood viewing party.

Can I interest you in a little bubbly?


I hope you like O Positive.


Sip, eat, enjoy.


That cookie is MINE.


Or just sip.

Happy Friday, my fang-banging friends.

8 comments:

  1. I enjoy the way Stephen Moyer says SOOKEH!
    I have no predictions about the plot of the show. The last season follows the books in some parts but goes in totally different directions for others. I have no idea what will happen this season but I'm looking forward to it.

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  2. OMG, this post is awesome. I love the bitten cookie at the end. I may just be the only person not watching True Blood. I'm so vampire'd, werewolve'd out unless Underworld in on TV cause Michael Sheen is awesome.

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  3. I love Bill. He's so green, too.

    "We also recycle in this house. Tru Blood and other glass items go in the blue container. And paper products go in the white container."

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  4. I have been counting down to the premier of true blood! I cannot wait! I got the drink and everything! Just need your cookies.

    Did you read the books? Not going to give you any spoilers . . .

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  5. Hello! I have nothing to contribute to this particular post, as I am not a fan of True Blood or sugar cookies, HOWEVER, I did review your pretzel turtles on the blog today, thanks for the great post, and the great recipe :)

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  6. I don't watch that show, but "I want to bake bad things with you" is my new pickup line. Tell the boys to watch out. Clever idea for how to make themed cookies, too. I wouldn't have thought of using a logo like that - mine would've been bloody or something obvious.

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  7. To spice up the TrueBlood, I like to add Vampire Vodka.

    http://www.vampire.com/vampyre/index.html

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