My wife loves to bake. She also likes to eat baked goods. Those two traits work really well together.
But the fact that she can’t (or shouldn’t) eat the cookies doesn’t stop her from wanting to bake them. It does a fairly good job of preventing her from doing so on a daily basis, but when given any excuse to bake, she generally dives right in. So, whenever our kids have a social function, they tend to have a few dozen cookies to bring along (actually, that’s a bit of an understatement as the wife tends to go overboard on these occasions).
So, when I told her about the Apoc game (you know, the one that happened months ago, but I still haven’t actually blogged about), she decided that the boys clearly needed to have cookies made. And what self-respecting gamer is going to say no to cookies?
Since I didn’t know what I was going to play in advance, nor did I know specifically what other people would be bringing, I didn’t know what kind of cookie cutters to pick up. The obvious choice though was to pick up ones that aligned with my armies. Unfortunately, the online baking community hasn’t seem to caught on to the phenomenon that is 40k. As a result, 40k baking implements are few and far between.
But the Ultramarines logo would be doable though, right? I mean, after all, it’s just an Omega–and, in a pinch, a horseshoe or a fancy U would probably suffice. A proper logo wasn’t readily available, but I did find a bunch of the other options. Still, we had decided to look for these well in advance, so I had time to wait. Eventually, I stumbled upon the right solution, and then decided that I needed to also find options for my Tyranids.
Of course, there aren’t many companies making that sort of thing (and if there were, GW would probably be suing the pants off of them). But thanks to the advent of 3-D printing technology, there are many people online that will make custom cutters to your liking. Most of them advertise that they’ll make your face into a cutter, but I messaged one and asked if they would be able to work with a logo instead. Of course they said yes, so I sent them a copy of the GW tyranid logo and had that shape cut out.
And while I was at it, why not give my new blog logo a crack? Sure, it had a lot more detail in it, so I wasn’t sure how it would come out, but it was worth a shot.
The cutters came and worked out fairly well (though the blog logo proved to be too detailed, which made it difficult to remove the cookie batter from it). They proved to add a uniquely flavored twist on a pretty fun game. One of these days, I’ll even go back and write a battle report for it…