Today I am sharing with you some easy ideas on how to decorate some desserts in a police theme. I was asked to make some of the desserts for our Modesto Police Officer’s Daddy-Daughter Policeman’s Ball, so I was super excited to come up with ideas on how to make my desserts police-themed. I used some of my tried-and-true, kid friendly recipes…because first and foremost is taste! I kept the decorating super easy, because I am not much of a decorator, but these desserts turned out super cute. Read on to see how I made these lovely treats!!
Our police officers association hosted the Policeman’s Ball for our officers and their children, as a night of dancing and fun! Being a cop, you miss out on a lot of family time, holidays, birthdays, sports games, school activities, etc because of our work schedule. So this was a fun way to have a special night for the children of the officers at MPD. I saw pictures and videos from the ball and it was SO CUTE! To see my fellow officers dressed to the nines, twirling around their adorable daughters in pretty little dresses, just melted my heart.
When I was thinking of what kinds of desserts to make, I immediately thought of chocolate chip cookies, brownies and marshmallow treats. Perfect for kids and adults. First, is my Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Cookies. The cream cheese keeps these cookies super soft and the flavor is amazing. You can find the recipe for these cookies HERE.
To make the cookies police themed, I added a 1/4 cup of blue sprinkles to the dough and 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips. After chilling the dough, I rolled balls of cookie dough into a bowl of blue sanding sugar and more of the blue sprinkles before baking!
Such a simple way to decorate a classic chocolate chip cookie (and why we don’t roll ALL cookies in sugar is beyond me….we should start the trend)!
Next was my Better Than Box Mix Brownies! I doubled the recipe and added one cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips…because adding more chocolate is never wrong! To decorate the brownies, I took one of our police star badge stickers and cut the badge out, leaving me with a stencil. I cut the brownies into squares and decorated each brownie one at a time (I only had one stencil hahaha). I placed the stencil on top of the brownie and used my sifter, to lightly sift powdered sugar to cover the brownie. I lifted the stencil and I had a powdered sugar police star badge!
This is a great idea that I will use again…because the stencil possibilities are endless!
And for comparison…..
And for the last dessert, I made my recipe for the BEST Rice Krispies Marshmallow Treats! I cut the marshmallow treats out using a heart cookie cutter and used my royal icing recipe to make a Thin Blue Line across the treats.
What is The Thin Blue Line??
The Thin Blue Line is a symbol used by law enforcement that commemorates the fallen officers and shows support for the living law enforcement officers. It also symbolizes the relationship of law enforcement in the community as the protectors of fellow civilians from criminal elements.
Each stripe on the emblem represents certain respective figures: the blue center line represents law enforcement, the top black stripe represents the public and the bottom represents the criminals. The idea behind the graphic is that law enforcement (the blue line) is what stands between the violence and victimization by criminals and the would-be victims of crime.
Ok….back to decorating and all things sweet and delicious. I cut my marshmallow treats out using a heart cookie cutter:
I quickly mixed up my royal icing and used blue gel food coloring to dye the icing. Just a thin blue line across each marshmallow treat:
Annnnnnnnd I totally wasn’t loving how my royal icing line came out. The icing kind of went all willy-nilly into the cracks and crevices of the cereal treats. So I sandwiched two of the treats together, allowing a hint of blue to show from the middle. Not what I intended to do, but they were still cute!
And there ya go! Easy desserts, decorated in a police theme. You could definitely take these ideas and adapt them to your theme though…just use the general idea of sprinkles in your cookies, stenciled brownies and cut-out marshmallow treats 🙂