Murrah at Burnt Cookies by Murrah has created the most amazing cookies decorated for back to school with our Rainbow Road sprinkles! Read her wonderful story below!
Every year I get butterflies in my stomach in anticipation of the first day of school. Am I prepared? Will I remember all the students’ names? What challenges will I face this year? But I know that while I am busy thinking about the students they are also full of nerves and excitement as they get ready for the first day. When I ask my 28 second graders what gives them jitters on the first day of school, I get two answers. 1. Will the teacher be nice. 2. Will the kids be nice. And as we discuss it further, I learn that almost every student has a story to share about a time they felt made fun of or bullied. I make it my mission every year to create a classroom environment that promotes kindness and encourages individuality, but it is critical to spread that message beyond the classroom. This is why I am so excited to be a part of Sprinkle Pop’s Anti Bullying Campaign, “You can sit here.” And what better way to spread this important message than with a sweet treat to share with a friend.
Since all the kids are heading back-to-school this month, I decided to use a chalkboard sign cookie to display these significant words. I wanted to give these cookies a unique twist by making them 3D. I made my cookies thinner than normal and overbaked a few minutes to make sure they would be strong enough to be standing upright. I used royal icing as glue to attach the two chalkboard signs together at the top. My favorite part is how the black and white of a chalkboard contrasts with the bright, colorful sprinkles. This chalkboard sign and hearts are all sugar cookies covered in royal icing. While the icing is still wet, I sprinkled with Sprinkle Pop Rainbow Road. I love this mix, because like many of Sprinkle Pop’s blends, it includes a beautiful color scheme complemented with the gold and silver metallics. These beautiful sprinkles are such an easy way to add fun and make your cookies pop! The wood grain is created by airbrushing with a stencil. I then wrote on it with “chalk” which was made using white, edible, color dust mixed with water and painted on with a paint brush. I love the chalkboard style as a universal symbol of school, especially now that it is used as such a common decor staple.
There were so many words swirling around in my head when I thought of Anti Bullying, but kindness kept coming to the forefront. I decided on Sprinkle Kindness Everywhere , because it is an easy way for anyone and everyone to improve the issue of bullying. Just be kind - All day, everyday, to everyone, and especially to those who are not able to exhibit that kindness themselves because they need it most. I hope these messages are meaningful to you and I hope we can all find a way to sprinkle kindness and continue to spread this message to others.