Friday, June 14, 2013

Oz The Great and Powerful Inspired Adventure Cookies



Today I've got a special treat I'm very excited to share: my Oz The Great and Powerful Inspired Adventure Cookies.  I received an advance copy of the Blue Ray Combo pack for Oz the Great and Powerful and was asked to create a project inspired by the movie.  It was a lot of fun because it has all my favorite things - a treat, a fun movie and a crafting challenge rolled into one!


I have to say I was really wowed by the visuals of Oz.  The scenes and effects really were beautifully done and there's an interesting assortment of characters. That made it fun to come up with some sweets that explore the land of Oz.  By using my go-to treat ingredient, modeling chocolate, and a few basic tools, it was easy to sculpt up some of my favorite elements from the movie.  And now you can too!


You'll Need:

- Package of white chocolate wafer melts
- 1/2 cup corn syrup
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- Flat sugar cookies
- Cookie/fondant cutters (circle, oval/egg, triangle/carrot)
- Rolling pin, butter knife, small paintbrush
- Gel food coloring
- Optional decorations: edible pearl dust, rainbow Twizzlers, pearlized gum balls

To make the easy-to-sculpt modeling chocolate (aka candy clay), melt one bag of chocolate melts in a Pyrex container in the microwave according to package instructions (usually 1 minute on half power).   



It may not look like it's completely melted, but if you stir well it will get smooth.  Fold in 1/2 cup of corn syrup until it starts to come together like a dough ball, then spread out about 1/2in thick on cling wrap covered cookie sheet and cover with more cling wrap.

Let it sit for at least 3 hours to set, then knead with hands until soft like play dough.  Now you're ready to get decorating!  Separate modeling chocolate and make the various colors with a drop or two of the coloring gel.  I did some red, blue, yellow, black, lime green, tan and peach.  Sprinkle some cornstarch onto a smooth work surface and roll out to start modeling.




To make Glinda's crown I used a pointy shaped cutter (a carrot) and then pressed indentations with my paintbrush handle.  After layering several rows, I brushed it with pearl dust to give it some shimmer and finished it with a pearlized gum ball.  




The matching wand was just white circle cut background with rolled out wand of tan and pink shimmered up to make a good witch cookie pair:



To make my Theodora & Wicked Witch, I used an egg shaped cutter for the faces: 



And cut out hat shapes with my butter knife, using a toothpick to add some detail:



The Wizard & his sidekick Finley's hats were also knife cut, but with some rolled pieces added to build them up and a swish of pearl dust to accent them:


Emerald City Witch Evanora's apple was a circle I indented a bit at the top & bottom and added a little rolled stem.  To get the mottled look of her magic necklace I mixed a bit of the green & black together to marble it and then cut out an oval.  Pearl dust on the chain and the enchantment is complete:



My absolute favorite look was the little China Doll.  



She was so cute and the details of her porcelain were a cool effect, so I had to make a cookie for her too, by cutting a bell shape for her peachy hair and outlining the hairline:




Then cutting another little white oval face and putting them together made her complete.



To make a pretty poppy flower I just cut out two circles and pinched them in the center and waved them up a bit.  Rolling a few tiny black circles added the center detail and a few brush strokes of shimmer for a little magic:



And for Oz's hot air balloon, I cut up some red & yellow Twizzlers into thin strands,



then bent those into stripes & waves and pressed them into place on the balloon:



Our family really enjoyed watching this and the kids could not wait to dig into the cookie characters and take a little edible adventure into Oz.  It definitely makes for a more magical snack!  



Oz the Great and Powerful Blue Ray Combo Pack is out now & there's a Pinterest Sweepstakes too.  Find out more on:


This is a sponsored post written for Disney and Blueprint Social, for which I received compensation.  The opinions are entirely my own, based on my own experience.  For my complete disclosure policy, click here. 

And you can find more fun Oz-themed projects to inspire you here:


8 comments:

  1. These themed cookies are really cute. Makes me want to see the movie!

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    1. We really enjoyed it and now I'm in the mood for more movie-themed crafts...

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  2. They are amazing. Look very tasty.

    Looking forward to the film. I love the stories of Oz.

    Sarabeth
    Life of an Agnostic Sunday School Teacher

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    1. Thanks so much! It was really fun to watch - even the second & third time around.

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  3. Very cute. I think my favorite is the top hat!

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    1. Thanks Heather - they were fun to make & the top hat was one of my first ideas:)

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  4. Is the corn starch just for dusting the counter? But doesn't go in the dough itself.

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    1. Yes, it's just to keep it from sticking. It's not to be kneaded in, but it won't affect the flavor if a little accidentally does. Confectioner's sugar can also be used, but since the chocolate is already pretty sweet, I prefer to use cornstarch.

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