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post #1 of 38
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I have been playing with some ideas for some decorated cookies for Rosh Hashana (the Jewish New Year) and I wanted to get some opinions please. I haven't made any cookies yet, so these are just photos from various places that I am looking at for ideas.

The main symbols for Rosh Hashanah are apples, honey, the shofar, and the phrase you will see on the shofar in the picture (L'Shanah Tovah- a good new year). I would really like to have the apple with honey on it, like the one in the photo, but I was thinking of maybe doing the shape of a half apple slice with honey on it, as opposed to a quarter like in the photo. But I also really like the beehive cookies and the idea of a shofar. I don't particularly like this shofar, but I haven't found a better picture that I could make into a cookie yet.

Which ideas do you like best or do you have other suggetions? I am open to making my own cutters. I would like to have at least 2 if not 3 different cookies.

Thanks,
Kathi
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post #2 of 38
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Okay, now 17 people have looked at this....are you telling me that NO ONE has an opinion at all???? You don't have to like them..that's an opinion, too!

Please, just give me some kind of feedback icon_wink.gif ,
Kathi
post #3 of 38
Hi Kathi,

I'm not sure if my opinion will help in any way, but here's what I think. I think that the pictures look great, and I checked out your other pictures so I know that you can make those cookies.

Unfortunately I cannot add anything inspiring as I know very little about the holiday. I celebrate regular old new years so I make things like fireworks and champagne glasses and stuff.

Good luck and let us know what you choose!

PS the butterfly cookies you made are too cute!
post #4 of 38
ok...I looked -- but not being Jewish --

all I can say is:

pretty.

(tho' agree -- the shofar could be better)

and for me, Pooh and his honey pot reads honey faster than the hive -- but Pooh seems a bit sacrilegious to use for Rosh Hashanah

your idea of the quarter apple would work too.

image that has a shofar that might be adapted:
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.theholidayspot.com/rosh_hashana/images/rosh.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.theholidayspot.com/rosh_hashana/&h=250&w=426&sz=11&hl=en&start=4&um=1&tbnid=wb6sBAwLE6VxFM:&tbnh=74&tbnw=126&prev=/images%3Fq%3DRosh%2BHashanah%26svnum%3D50%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26newwindow%3D1%26safe%3Doff%26rls%3DGGGL,GGGL:2006-25,GGGL:en

note concept of honey jar in this image: http://honeyidf.org/flag.gif
might that work?

(just blundering around trying to help!)
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post #5 of 38
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What a great idea, Doug! The preschool wants to sell some as a fundraiser. Maybe I can adapt a pooh to be dipping his apple in honey. See, now the gears are moving. And, no it isn't sacriligious. Rosh Hashanah is about having a sweet new year and is the "light and joyful" day that precedes the serious 10 days of repentance before Yom Kippur, the day of Atonement.

Thanks, pidders. You don't really have to know anything about it, I just want opinions about the cookies themselves. Mostly the cookies would be for children, adults eat honey cakes, carrot cakes and apple tarts, etc.

Any other opinions or ideas are welcome!
Kathi
post #6 of 38
Hi, I celebrate the Jewish new year as well, (although I'm not Jewish) but I love the shofar and apple with honey idea. I'm not too crazy on the beehive, though, for some reason...but I think the other ones are good.

Jasmine
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post #7 of 38
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post #8 of 38
I like the shofar idea (but not the specific one, same as you) and the apple. I think half apples would be cute.

Doug's Pooh idea is adorable, and the kids (and their parents) would love them.

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post #9 of 38
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How about this pooh idea below?

I really like the shofar you posted, 7yyrt.

Thanks,
Kathi
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post #10 of 38
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Okay, in the light of day I am wondering if this pooh idea is to labor intensive for me to charge enough to make a profit. What do you think?

I am posting a picture of a cake photo from the gallery that I modified into something I could turn into a cookie. It is a little simpler and I'd appreciate any feedback on that one.

Also, I decided that like most of you, I really like the honey jar idea more than the hive. I found this cool photo below and was wondering if it is possible to make a cookie that looks like this. Is there a clear glaze that I can put on my cookies that will dry hard? I'd love any thoughts on how to accomplish this effect.

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Kathi
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post #11 of 38
I agree. The Pooh would be too labor intensive. For the honey pot could you use a little bit of piping gel? I think it will dry hard enough if you don't make it too think. I could be wrong. HTH!
post #12 of 38
I agree. The Pooh would be too labor intensive. For the honey pot could you use a little bit of piping gel? I think it will dry hard enough if you don't make it too thick. I could be wrong. HTH!
post #13 of 38
second pooh faster but not as cute as 1st one. tho' in 1st one -- ditch the little pile of apples and reduce the pot to one color.
consider doing apple as fondant cut outs; maybe honey pot also.

honey jar -- every recipe I know will be opaque to some degree and piping gel would be too messy.

so how about a standard icing that is tinted say a very pale blue used for top of jar w/ darker blue added for detail lines. the light blue would also outline the edge of cookie. then honey colored icing in the middle?

after all -- you do need to hide the color of the cookie otherwise have a brownish glass.
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post #14 of 38
I do think the Pooh would be very cute, but would take up so much of your time. I like the whole apple with the honey better than the slice of apple.
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post #15 of 38
The last Pooh picture might be workable. Very cute, and it incorporates all the elements!

Julie
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