(WICHITA, Kan.)—When Emmy statues are handed out next month, the winners will also receive a sweet treat from Wichita. Cheri's Bakery was chosen to make cookies for the gift bags that are handed out.
It takes a lot of steady hands to frost and decorate 800 sugar cookies. "This is one of our more free hand drawing cookies, it's not like you just follow the shape so it's a little more advanced," said cookie decorator Aurora Farmer. But it's nothing but the best for their guest of honor. "With Larry King getting the lifetime achievement award, we thought of the microphone and decided to go with that," said owner Cheri Kovacic.
The cookies will go to everyone who attends the News and Documentary Emmy Awards in New York City next month. "It was a real surprise." That's because Kovacic didn't ask to make the cookies, they show's producers requested her sweet treats after finding them on-line. "They didn't even ask for a sample either, they just looked at the work on our website," she said.
The producers gave Kovacic a lot of leeway when coming up with the cookie design. At first she considered a Emmy statute but realized that would be too fragile. Then she came up with the microphone. The first sample had the word 'Emmy' written on it, but the producers wanted that removed because of copyright concerns. So her staff is piping the word 'news' instead.
Besides frosting and decorating each cookie, they're also individually packaging them. Kovacic came up with a special label to show that the cookies are coming from the heartland. "It says everything is handmade and hand cut at our Wichita Kansas bakery in the Heart of America." A bakery that will be busy until the last microphone is frosted.