Ankle Snaps. Baked to be broken.
There is no denying that cutout cookies require more effort than drop cookies. And there is also no denying that a gingerbread man tells a better story than a snickerdoodle. Especially when those gingerbread men are defensive basketball players that come in at the :24 second mark in this epic, minute-long Nike Basketball commercial featuring Kobe Bryant, directed by Angus Wall.
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No cookie cutters here. Equipped with a template and xacto-knife, I baked about eight dozen cookies over a two day period on the set for Kobe 8 System iD Basketball Shoes. Because it was my first time as a baker for a commercial, there was a lot to learn. The first thing I learned is that I should have brought an oven mitt.
More cookies! While scenes with Kobe Bryant body-double, Dee, were being shot, I was making more cookies. Stage Manager, Kevin, captured these images for me.
Oh snap! Check out the Ankle Snaps framed in the video monitor and Director, Angus Wall looking on (back row, center). When the cookie scene wrapped, I couldn’t resist a photo with Dee (right) because I’ve never been so proud of cookies that were baked to be broken… not eaten!
If only cookies collected royalties…