We had a very mild start to winter here in Toronto – November and December were balmy compared to most years! But the chilly, sub-zero temperatures have finally started to kick in this month. The toques, boots, and winter coats are out, including the classic Canada Goose jackets renowned for their warmth.
I worked with the team at Canada Goose to create a design based upon their iconic red Snow Mantra parka, the warmest coat on Earth and ready for the harshest conditions. I knew instantly that it would be important to capture the incredible craftsmanship and detail on each piece.
I started by hand-cutting each cookie in the shape of the parka. I added a base layer of red icing for the jacket, and black for the hood. After letting those dry, I piped on the jacket details. I hand-painted various colours onto the icing “fur” to mimic the detail on the coat’s hood, and as a final touch added an edible printed image of the Canada Goose logo on each jacket (those details were simply too small to pipe by hand). It was so fun bringing this iconic Canadian piece to cookie form!