This week at work we produced a great event for one of our clients involved with a Protect Water campaign. We rented pool and world record holding free diver Şahika Ercümen taught our invited guests some breath holding techniques and how to swim with a mono fin. Here is a short stunning video of Şahika doing her thing.
The Protect Water campaign calls her a Mermangel but you would swear she is a fish. We provided our guests with monofins, towels, goggles and Jamba Juice smoothies and they all had a fun, interesting afternoon trying to learn to master the monofin in the pool.
My original idea for these ookies was to put angel wings on a mermaid. All of my 300+ collection of cookie cutters are still at our home in Germany and I just couldn't find the right cutters here in NYC to put the two together, had no time to order online or make stencils. So I did the best I could with the mermaid cutter I found a Broadway Panhandler down the street.
To make the cookies I used both the sugar cookie recipe and the royal icing recipe from Bridget at Bake at 350.
The tail was created in two layers with detail added in a darker blue for contrast. The hair was done with a grass tip and then sprinkled with baby sugar pearls. The shell bras were fashioned out of some leftover homemade blue fondant and secured with a large sugar pearl in the middle. Of course I want wild with the dico dust on tops and tails.
They looked so pretty on the table, out sparkling their bags of trail mix neighbors and other healthy snacks we served along with the smoothies. Everyone oohed and ahhed and took home more than one to share with friends.