Ninja #1: Ninjabread men

So, this mission is proving harder than I originally thought. And that’s because I didn’t think it would be hard at all.

Via the wonderful world of Facebook, it was pointed out to us that some amazing Ninjabread Men cookie cutters exist. Naturally, we needed to own these.

Again on Facebook, we learned about a blogger who baked the cookies in a way that required very little decorating work, so this sounded like a fun, easy mission.

The baking part was easy enough. The moving-them-off-the-tray-to-cool part was a little dicey. (Ninajs with broken legs!) The decorating part was OK, although not as cool-looking as the blogger’s version. (The addition of cocoa powder to the recipe eliminated the need to cover them in black frosting to simulate ninja gear. Good solution, Just Jenn!)

So, dressed and ready to go, the ninjas went into their little cellophane bags, tagged for delivery.

But wait. Who’s going to trust homemade goodies from faceless ninjas? Visions of the 1970s Halloween candy scare came to mind. Not good. Hmm.

So we brainstormed a few #lovelansing people who seem to really like us and like our missions and decided to target them. Again, not as easy as it sounds because it involved things like knowing what kind of vehicle they drive, where they work and when they’ll be at work. (Thanks to Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare for the assist!)

So, some of the cookies are going to pre-selected supporters (we’re looking at you, Kate Tykocki!), others are going on random cars in the hopes that they won’t be discarded under the guise of an attempt to harm anyone 🙂 I mean, hey, we’re ninjas and all, but we’re the KINDNESS kind, remember?

UPDATE: This weather today is not doing me any favors. Hope your cookies aren’t soggy!

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About Lansing Ninjas

We #lovelansing and we hope you do, too. Our mission is to spread bits of love and kindness around our city. We hope it brightens someone's day and inspires them to pay it forward. Kindness rocks!
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5 Responses to Ninja #1: Ninjabread men

  1. amanda says:

    Looks like they came out great, ninjas. Love that you cyberstalked to deliver gifts. HA!

  2. that is awesome! way to take cookies from strangers and web2.0 stalking to a whole new level. (in a good way).

  3. Andi O says:

    WOW. Just snatched my batch off the windshield and they are delicious. I feel so wildly special. Thanks for making my day, ninjas. 😀

  4. Tiffany Lemieux-McKissic says:

    You guys are so adorable and awesome! Incidentally, how does one become a ninja. Can a ninja representative contact me about this and also a fun idea I have? Thx!

    • Hi Tiffany! As far as we’re concerned, EVERYONE is a ninja! Please go forth and do your fun idea, take pictures and send us the story and photos. We’ll share it on the blog! Or, if you have something you’d like us to distribute, e-mail us at lansingninjas [at] gmail [dot] com. We’ll figure something out!

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