Parents, if you're tired of your kids playing with fidget spinners, here's an option: Get 'em edible fidget spinners and they'll be gone in a few bites.
Celebrity Cafe and Bakery, the D-FW company with six shops in four local cities, is making $4 fidget spinner cookies, and they actually spin.
"As soon as we put them out, they sell," Celebrity Bakery CEO and owner Brian Livingston says. A few are available in the Frisco bakery right now, but Livingston says the best way to get them is to order 24 hours in advance.
He has two children, ages 6 and 8, and he can attest to the kiddie fervor behind the fidget spinner. His 6 year old, who just had a birthday in May, is already dreaming of a fidget spinner themed birthday in 2018, Livingston says.
Livingston first made cookies that were simply iced with the shape of a fidget spinner. They didn't move, "and I thought, 'If we can make them spin, they're going to sell like crazy,'" Livingston says. (They're the same company that made cookies shaped like the elf on the shelf at Christmastime, and you can imagine how that went.)
Soon, they devised a plan to make the fidget spinners spin. The secret? It's a sugar crystal underneath that allows the cookies to whirl, he says.
He seems to be looking for the next buzzy fad already. "We can do anything that you challenge us to on Pinterest. We're that place. If you have a birthday fail ... we can bail you out," he says.
Students at the University of Texas at Dallas are in on the fidget spinner fun, too. They've made what they believe to be the world's "biggest" fidget spinner. Take a look: