“May the odds be ever in your favor!”

So there’s this movie that came out this weekend. I’ve even heard it’s based on a book or three. “The Starvation Activities,” I think… right? (Synonyms provided by my boys, by the way.)

Nah, it’s The Hunger Games!

The Hunger Games Logo Cookie.

Actually, I did read the books, after hearing about them for so long. And once I did, then I campaigned all of my closest friends to read them as well. Only some of them did, and the rest I’m “unfriending” shortly. πŸ˜‰

Soooooo, that meant that I needed to share these cookies with the world, where I could find even more “Hunger Games Diehards” like myself! And like my “Breaking Dawn” cookies, I wanted to share them with the fans at the movie theatre, too!

74th Annual Hunger Games Cookie.

I had tickets to the midnight premiere on Thursday evening/Friday morning, and it was such a great time! I love the midnight premieres for big “fandom” movies. The crowd is usually super-quiet, as every is a big fan & wants to hear every word. They laugh at all the right moments, and they cry right along with me in the sad parts, too. In my opinion, midnight shows are a MUST!

Hunger Games

Those of us who read the books looked toward the movie’s opening as our own personal “Reaping Day.” For me, I was really excited for the 74th Annual Hunger Games!

74th Annual Hunger Games Cookies.

I think I’ll just get right to more pictures. You don’t mind, do you? I figure you came here for the cookies. πŸ˜‰

The Hunger Games Cookies.

The book opens with an explanation of the Districts, and you learn right away that our main characters – Katniss, Peeta, and Gale – are all from District 12, the district focused on mining:

Hunger Games District 12 Cookie.

But there are so many other districts, too. See?

Hunger Games District Cookies.

And there’s the Capitol, which controls the entirety of Panem & keeps the other districts in their place. Each year, the Capitol forces the districts to offer up tributes – one boy & one girl – to fight in the Hunger Games.

Hunger Games District Cookies.

And that’s where we see Katniss & Peeta in action. β™₯

Hunger Games Cookies.

But I want to show you close-ups of those cookies, ‘cuz I really like ’em!

Hunger Games Peeta Cookie.

Hunger Games Katniss Cookie.

And then there’s Katniss’ famous mockingjay pin, too.

Hunger Games Mockingjay Cookies.

I made each of the mockingjays from the three books to match. The Hunger Games is gold on black, Catching Fire is bronze on red, and Mockingjay is dusted blue-white on blue.

Hunger Games Mockingjay Cookie.

And then Peeta’s heartwrenching phrase from the final book:

Hunger Games "Real or not real?" Cookie.


For the first time I can remember in a fandom, I didn’t “ship” a couple. For example, I wasn’t pulling for Katniss to end up with either Gale or Peeta. For me, the books just never felt like a love story (ie. Twilight), so it wasn’t ever about that for me. I’m glad that the movie doesn’t focus much on the love triangle much either.

I’m a bit sad that it’s over for now. I plan to see the movie a second time VERY soon, but the next movie isn’t slated to hit theaters until Thanksgiving 2013. I suppose the bright side is that I have a lot of time to plan cookies, huh?

Speaking of planning, I have to admit that the “Katniss, Girl on Fire” cookie didn’t end up how I had originally dreamt it. I iced square cookies in both white & black, not sure which setting would give the flames more “pop!” I intended to use gel color to simply paint the flames on, and that’s how I see it in my head. However, as my decorating night came to an end, I had a bit of leftover red & yellow icing, and I couldn’t bear to waste it.

Hunger Games "Katniss, Girl on Fire" Cookies.

They were different consistencies (red = flood, yellow = piping), but I think the effect turned out pretty neat. I definitely prefer the black cookie version, but I will concede that I would rather actually EAT the white cookie version. πŸ˜‰

Also, I’ve got lots more cookie photos (as well as close-ups of the different Districts!) over HERE. Check ’em out! β™₯

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27 comments on ““May the odds be ever in your favor!”

  1. Cathy Davis on said:

    Would you believe I still have no clue what the Hunger Games is all about!? Love these cookies though! So detailed! Amazing!

  2. SlimKatie @ Runs for Cookies on said:

    Wow, those cookies are AMAZING!! You are VERY talented.

    • Nicole on said:

      THANK YOU for coming over to check ’em out! I’m so very honored to have you on my site, as I love reading you each night! πŸ™‚

  3. Paula on said:

    Nicole I am blown away by both the exacting detail on these cookies and the amount that you made and decorated. The are beautiful and your Girl on Fire ones…the effect is wonderful.

    • Nicole on said:

      Thank you, Paula! I really enjoyed making these as a fan, and I think my personal favorite is the “Girl on Fire” ones, too. πŸ˜‰

  4. I love the Hunger Games and I LOOOOOOVE these! I could see this being delivered in a shiny silver parachute to some lucky tribute πŸ˜€

    • Nicole on said:

      Thank you, Lia! Oh, a parachute delivery would’ve been perfect, too! I intended to make silver parachute cookies, but then I completely spaced on them when baking my shapes. Perhaps I’ll get them done for the next movie. πŸ˜‰

  5. Vanessa on said:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these!!!!!! Loved the books, loved the movie…LOVE these cookies!!!!

  6. Renee on said:

    The only thing missing is a Gale cookie!!! (if there were teams, I’d be team Gale)

    • Nicole on said:

      I ran out of time for a few designs, but I was also having trouble coming up with a good cookie for Gale, too. He doesn’t have a good slogan, you know?

  7. Kelly on said:

    Just bought the first book to read before I see the movie. These are STUNNING! Truly, beautiful work!

    • Nicole on said:

      Thank you, Kelly! I hope you have enjoyed the book by now. They were all real page-turners, and I couldn’t read them fast enough!

  8. Kristina on said:

    Nicole these are simply stunning!! What amazing work!! I wish I would have had some with me at the movies πŸ™‚

  9. Jessica Avila on said:

    Your cookies are amazing. AMAZING. How do you do that fine detail work? I don’t think I’d have the patience for it!! And the words – everything is so clean. How could you stand to eat them?? I’d want to preserve them somehow! Very beautiful!!

    • Nicole on said:

      Thank you, Jessica! You are too sweet, and I’m glad that you love the cookies so very much – they were definitely a labor of love for this fan. πŸ˜‰

  10. The BearFoot Baker on said:

    These are so amazing!!! Everything about them is perfect! I have not seen the movie yet but these make me want to go tonight! I see why they are one of your favorite and thanks for adding them to my Link Party:)

  11. Glory/ Glorious Treats on said:

    HOLY COW these are amazing!!! I am in utter awe!!

  12. Wow these cookies are amazing. I am looking for favors for a hunger games themed birthday party and these would be perfect. Could you send me an email on pricing and the options for wrapping them individually?

  13. Guess how many times i read the books?16!!!!! I love them so much! I should post a pic of MY SUPER EASY hunger games nails!

    • Nicole on said:

      Grace, I haven’t read them as much as you, but I’m definitely a fan! I can’t wait to make more cookies for the second movie, too! πŸ™‚

  14. WOW! Nicole these are incredible.

    I have a question… how do you get the “fonts” so perfect, especially on black icing? Are you free handing or using a projector? If a projector… how to project a visible image on black icing?

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