Pastry chef/cookbook author Heather Bairs (aka Sprinklebakes) has recently been reading up on galaxies, animal constellations and the associated mythology. Among them was a Cherokee story about an otherworldly spirit dog that stole a ration of cornmeal and ran to the sky, spilling it as he traveled and creating the Milky Way.
This inspired her to create a series of animal constellation cookies that consist of dark chocolate cookies with Aurora Borealis marbled fondant. The resulting confections represent Lepus (rabbit), Canis Major (greater dog), Ursa Major (greater bear) and Felis (cat), among others. She also made the recipe available on her website for all to try.
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