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Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Book of Mormon: Lawrence's Last Show

My friend Lawrence Stallings is an Original Cast Member of The Book of Mormon, 
and today he is playing his last show! 
As a thank you to the incredible cast and crew he has worked with for the past three years, 
he asked me to make some Goodbye cookies.

He wanted them to be themed to the show, but more specifically to his character, 
so we had a big brainstorming session and came up with some fun designs.

He wears a wig with dreadlocks in the show, so we thought that would be a good centerpiece.

Lawrence is in the ensemble and plays one of the villagers who the Mormons are helping on their mission.

Lawrence's character holds a chicken throughout the play, so I was like, "I can make chicken cookies!"

This was the first time I've painted on cookies, and I was really excited to try it. 

He also shouts "He has risen!" in the show, 
so I wanted to include that, using the orange starburst that the show uses in their advertising.

Most notably, and perhaps gruesomely, Lawrence's character gets shot in the head by a warlord, 
and red foam springs from his wig to look like brains. Gross! 
But, we thought it would be funny to include some of those red squares, 
since they are so identifiable with his character and "all over the theater!"

Join me in wishing Lawrence a wonderful last show and great luck in all to come!

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