Editor’s note: Due to a high interest in our CWRU Cookie Decorating contest, we are no longer accepting sign ups through Dec. 13 and have closed the form. Emails will be sent to students who signed up; students have 24 hours to confirm their interest in the cookie contest. Further details will be sent to students who confirm.

If you can dream it, you can probably create it at Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnik Sears think[box] at Case Western Reserve University.

The public makerspace is a seven-story, 50,000-square-foot facility that bridges the gap between new ideas and real-world impact. From wood-working, to laser-jet printing, 3D printing and metal working, the sky’s the limit at this state-of-the-art innovation and design center.

When asked to design and 3D print a CWRU-inspired cookie cutter for a student cookie decorating competition, Jason Bradshaw, director of design and manufacturing at Sears think[box], set out to make a prototype that not only gives the outline of a Spartan helmet, but also embosses the cookie.

Bradshaw created the 3- by 3-inch design in fewer than 20 minutes using the CAD program SolidWorks and one of the dozen 3D printers available for student and community use on the center’s prototyping floor.

Watch how it all came together:

Interested in the services offered at Sears think[box? Check out all the possibilities: thinkbox.case.edu.

CWRU Cookie Decorating Contest

Love to bake? You’re in luck! 

We have a fun and delicious contest open to all CWRU students (undergraduate, graduate and professional). 

The first 25 CWRU students to sign up for our CWRU Cookie Decorating Contest will receive their very own Spartan Cookie Cutter (food safe!) as designed and printed in think[box]—yours to keep!

Sign-ups will close Sunday, Dec. 13. The first 25 students will receive an email notification confirming participation in the contest. If you do not respond to this email within 24 hours, you will forfeit your spot and we’ll select another participant from the waiting list.

All participants will be asked to bake cookies of their choice using the cookie cutter, decorate them (let’s get creative!), snap a few photos and submit the photos by Wednesday, Dec. 23. Photos will be added to Facebook, where our followers will vote by “liking” their favorite cookie designs. The participant whose cookie design receives the most likes will be the winner and receive a prize of their choice valued at $50 from the CWRU bookstore.

Sign up for the CWRU Cookie Decorating Contest today!