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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. ;-)

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. ;-)

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. ♥

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.


*sigh*

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. ;-)

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

Date: 2012-03-25 09:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] koken23.livejournal.com
If the Hunger Games books are any kind of love story, they're about how much Katniss loves Prim. No couples required :)

Date: 2012-03-25 09:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] navygreen.livejournal.com
That's the best comment I've seen on it yet. I just didn't feel romantic love in this series, but I didn't miss it, either. It was a series about surviving, and that alone kept me turning page after page.

Date: 2012-03-25 09:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] koken23.livejournal.com
They're not perfect books by any means, but they were definitely page-turners despite the flaws. They remind me of John Marsden's Tomorrow series, which is also a cracking good read. You should try them.

Date: 2012-03-25 08:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dearnana.livejournal.com
Aww you are so right. Katniss <3's Prim!!!

Date: 2012-03-27 04:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] navygreen.livejournal.com
Definitely!

Date: 2012-03-25 10:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] imprincessapril.livejournal.com
I love love love love love ALL of the cookies! If some of them ended up on my doorstep, I surely would invite them IN to stay! LOL

Date: 2012-03-27 04:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] navygreen.livejournal.com
LOL, thank you! I gave them all away to movie-goers at our theatre for the premiere. It's always funny though, as I walk away, hearing folks whisper, "I'm never going to eat this. I'm going to SAVE it forever!" :-D

Date: 2012-03-25 10:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] niftybabe313.livejournal.com
These are AMAZING. [livejournal.com profile] sdaisyk and I saw the movie last night, so not a midnight premiere but still opening weekend. The theater was packed!

Date: 2012-03-27 04:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] navygreen.livejournal.com
I went back and saw it again on Sunday afternoon, and it was indeed still packed. I had to sit on the very front row for that one!
Edited Date: 2012-03-27 04:51 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-03-26 07:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fiendfyre.livejournal.com
I saw it twice now, and it was SO much better the second time. I was able to really enjoy it, and I wasn't so busy going " That isn't what happened in the book" ... which surprisingly didn't happen all that often!

Date: 2012-03-27 04:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] navygreen.livejournal.com
I've seen it twice now as well. The shaky cam stuff didn't bother me much the second time (though, truth be told, it only *mildly* bothered me the first time), but I enjoyed knowing what was coming at different parts. I also enjoyed Haymitch so much more. :-)

Date: 2012-03-29 06:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] poetlady.livejournal.com
I love the cookies:) Wow, such careful work! Great job!

Date: 2012-04-03 08:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] navygreen.livejournal.com
Thanks, Maria! :-)

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