Apr 20, 2013

Autism Awareness Airplane Sky Banners by Semi Sweet

Hello! I’m Mike Tamplin. You can usually find me sharing cookie ideas at my blog, Semi Sweet. I want to thank Kim for inviting me over to her blog for the day. I was recently introduced to Kim and her work after a fun, cookie collaboration project we did together. I was so honored when she asked me to be a guest blogger this month to help bring awareness to autism.

Like many guest bloggers before me, my exposure to the world of autism was very limited. I was aware of the disorder from news stories and recent debates on the topic, but I did not know anyone with autism directly. However, after Kim reached out to me to be a part of this month’s blog project, I did my best to learn more about the disorder. My research began with Kim’s own story of her son, Collin. From there, I became more familiar with her blog, where I found a great resource of information on autism, Autism Speaks, as well as the wonderful group, Cookies for iPads.

As I still continue to educate myself more on this disorder, I wanted to do my part and contribute to the awareness this special month with a special cookie batch. I made a cookie platter that illustrates a method that typically reaches a large audience- aerial advertising.




I made cookies of airplanes in flight, towing sky banners behind them. My goal was to create an interesting cookie scene, while also incorporating elements that symbolize Autism Awareness Month.





I colored the airplanes cookies using the four colors of the Kim's Cookie Puzzle logo- red, blue, green and yellow. I added a puzzle design on the wing for kicks. To complement the airplanes, I made supporting cookies of clouds made to look as if they were conjoined puzzle pieces.


The banner itself says, "Autism Awareness", which is bound to get anyone’s attention. I know I took the literal approach of bringing awareness to the cause with this cookie design, but I think it’s fun. My hope is it encourages people to start a dialogue of what they could do to bring more awareness to autism.

Thanks again, Kim, for inviting me over today to be a part of your wonderful cause. You are indeed an inspiration. And most of all, I'm lucky to have "met" you and call you my new cookie friend.

11 comments:

  1. AWESOME Mike!! These cookies are AMAZING!!

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  2. I like that he took a different approach to his cookies and veered away from the usual puzzle pieces in primary colors. Mike was still able to incorporate the puzzle pieces but in a different and unique way, while still getting the primary colors in there on the plane. Awesome.
    Everyone's cookies have been inspiring so far this month! Since Kim and I work in the same office I get to hear Collin stories all the time :) He is a good kid and I enjoy hearing stories about him.

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  3. I love your cookies Mike! You are so creative. I would have never thought to do something like this. Amazing!

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  4. WOW Mike!!! WOW!!! You knocked this right out of the park with these cookies!! This is genius, pure genius!

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  5. These are spectacular Mike, that is an incredible idea!! Kim, your guest posters continue to amaze me. You're doing an awesome thing <3

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  6. I love what you said about "starting the dialogue". I think that is the key, taking time to learn and to talk about it. Loved your post and the propeller action has me mesmerized

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  7. these are fantastic! the clouds are my favorite. :)

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