Game of Thrones Cookies – Good Enough to Eat!
by Olga A.
Honestly, as soon as you start feeling grateful for something, it then turns 180 degrees and changes, so you are forced to take your words back.
Remember what I said just yesterday about Game of Thrones being a true candidate for winning an audience BAFTA – precisely, because with its windswept storyline and the glint of swords it stood out majestically amid the sea of crying newborn infants and daintily iced cupcakes that were the subject-fodder for most of the other contenders to the title? Several seasons, and blissfully, not a rolling-pin or a bag of icing sugar in sight (unless maybe deep in the kitchens of the Starks’ Winterfell hold – a man’s got to eat, after all).
Well, it seems that apparently, the Game of Thrones and baking do have a ground in common, unexpected as it may sound. Or they will have, in the near future.
A Manhattan-based establishment named “Eleni’s Bakery” might team forces with HBO, producing cookies (ditto) inspired by the show. Apart from the fact that Manhattan cake shops usually conjure images of kookily elegant Sarah Jessica Parker skipping through New York on her way to the next romantic date (Arya Stark would have been rather miffed), it is a little bit morbidly entertaining to contemplate what sort of names the cookie varieties will bear. Direwolf Droppings? Ned Stark’s Head? A Sword to My Throat? I confess that these news have sent my creative juices flowing – it feels like the right time to go to the kitchen and try one’s hand at producing a beautifully decorated cake with a fetching name like “Winter is Coming” (white frosting, chocolate slivers to represent the iron throne, and a little Lego figure topping it to represent Ned Stark, aka Sean Bean). Much more creative than paying $10 for a smaller version – now, where was that rolling pin…
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About the Contributing Reporter: Olga A.
Hailing from the swirling mists of London, I am a freelance journalist in my free time, and a huge fan of J R Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings,” as well as an admirer of the “Game of Thrones,” a worshipper of H P Lovecraft, a follower of R. Howard, a Star Wars aficionado and an Ursula Le Guin enthusiast. My other favourite things include Middle Eastern dance (sometimes somewhat discourteously referred to as “belly” dancing), Yoga, sunsets over the dreaming spires of Oxford and plush owls. Oh, and green tea too.