I remember first hearing of Death Cab For Cutie in University (ahem..many years ago!) and immediately loving so many songs off of their Plans album. Recently, I’ve had The Ghosts of Beverly Drive on repeat from their latest album, Kintsugi. So you can imagine my excitement when I was approached to create some cookies for the band, inspired by “Kintsugi”, in time for their show at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto this week. So cool!
“Kintsugi” refers to a Japanese style of art where broken pieces of pottery are fused together with a lacquer mixed with gold. It treats breakage as part of the history an object, rather than something to disguise. I love this philosophy of finding beauty and value in restoration.
In this case, breaking the cookies and re-assembling them with icing didn’t seem like the most appetizing option. So to achieve this look, I piped Kintsugi-type patterns with icing and hand-painted them in edible gold. Personalized cookies were made for each band member for a warm welcome from the MLSE Live team – and luckily they loved their gift! I was excited to see this pop up on the MLSE Live Instagram feed:
Thanks to the team at MLSE Live for partnering on this fun project.
And as always, thanks for reading! xo