Notre Dame Marching Band and Piccolo Cookies

Notre Dame Marching Band and Piccolo Cookies
The thought of football games, marching bands, and packed stadiums seems so foreign right now, but boy, am I ever looking forward to being in the stands, (baking in the sun or freezing in the sleet), paying $12 for a Coke, and cheering on the Fighting Irish.

Notre Dame Marching Band and Piccolo Cookies
Notre Dame Marching Band and Piccolo Cookies
We sent these cookies to Jack's friend who plays piccolo in the marching band. While I've made Notre Dame cookies before here, here, here, and even ND football cookies here...I've never attempted a marching band uniform/jacket OR a piccolo.

Did you know that the University of Notre Dame's band is the oldest college band in the United States? How cool is that?!?



Notre Dame Marching Band and Piccolo Cookies
For the cookies, I used my go-to recipe for the cut-out cookies and royal icing.

The colors used were:
  • Blue: Chefmaster Navy with a bit of Americolor Midnight and Chefmaster Royal Blue
  • Gold: Americolor Egg Yellow mixed with Americolor Gold
  • Green: Americolor Leaf Green mixed with a bit of Americolor Forest Green
  • White: Americolor Bright White
  • For the piccolo: Chefmaster Super Black and a smidge of that in white to make the grey
how to make piccolo cookies
To make the silver, I used silver luster dust mixed with Everclear and painted it onto the dried icing. The alcohol evaporates, leaving just the silver. (I used the same method with gold luster for the jacket buttons.)

Notre Dame Marching Band and Piccolo Cookies
It always makes me a little nervous to be too literal with cookie designs, but I ended up loving the marching band uniform jacket and piccolo.

Notre Dame Marching Band and Piccolo Cookies
Here's to someday watching that band march back onto the field! Go Irish! 

3 comments

  1. Bridget, you totally rocked these, girl! I know they took a LONG TIME! Great details, and you really pulled them off! Thanks for sharing! I am with you, I can't wait to be back at concerts, stadiums, etc. We will make it. Sigh. Faith!

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