Monday, July 12, 2010

"Hogs", Dogs, and Girly Girl Cookies

Have you ever wondered why Harley-Davidson motorcycles are referred to as "Hogs"?
A little research revealed:

Beginning in 1920 a team of farm boys down South that would become known as the "hog boys" consistently won races. The group had a hog, or pig as their mascot. Following a win, they would put the pig (a real one) on the back of their Harley and take a victory lap. In 1983, an organization was formed, taking advantage of the long-standing nickname by turning "hog" into the acronym H.O.G., for Harley Owners Group. Many Harley-Davidson enthusiasts capitalize the word to make "Hog" and consider this term the sole property of H-D.
Harley-Davidson attempted to trademark "hog," but in 1999 ultimately lost the case, with the appellate panel ruling that "hog" had become a generic term for large motorcycles, and is therefore unprotectable as a trademark.

On August 15, 2006, Harley Davidson Inc. had its NYSE ticker symbol changed from HDI to HOG.

Interesting?!  Anyway, I was asked to make a Harley themed birthday bouquet and this is what I came up with:

Here's a closeup.

I was also asked, by a dear friend, to make a birthday bouquet for her sister's birthday.  Her sister is a dog lover, and has quite the "collection" of dogs.  This was my attempt to create the following breeds in cookie form: Boxer, Pit Bull, Chihuahua, and Shih Tzu.


The Boxer

The Shih Tzu

Difficult name to pronounce!  Looked up the phonetic pronunciation of this little guy and found out it is pronounced "sheet-sue" or "she-zoo".  I've heard it pronounced "sh_t-zoo"!! I don't think that pronunciation is phonetically correct!!  

The Chihuahua
This one came out looking a little sad, and a little drunk!

All of them together in the bouquet.

I also made a few "girly girl" cookies for my good friend's 2 daughters.

Thanks, Karen.


  1. My husband and I were reading your blog and love these cookies...especially the dogs! They look so great! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Your cookies are just awesome and amazing!!

  3. These are spectacular, beautiful work.

  4. Awesome Job! My husband love the motorcicle (of course!) I love your cookies.


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