|My tropical cookies!|
I went and mixed up a batch of royal icing and filled 6 squeeze bottles with various colors I used for today's cookie decorating endeavors. If you want to refer back to the squeeze bottle story click here and if you want the royal icing recipe click here. Anyway, I cleaned up the mess (after yesterday's end-of-day debacle in the kitchen, I was not going to leave it) and sat down to finish off my coffee. (Making all that frosting in 6 different colors was "industrious" work and I was in need of another break)
|All set up and started on the dolphins|
I worked on cookie decorating from about 9:00 to 12:30 and left everything drying.
|First layer of the turtles need to dry - shells are done|
|First layer of dolphins and palms drying...and my "oops" caused|
by shaking the cookie by the trunk of the palm tree...that smooths
out the icing...I guess the trunk didn't like it!
I got back home around 3:00 and started back to decorating. I have to say, I'm fairly pleased with what I accomplished today. I particularly like my sea turtles. Nothing is anatomically correct - heck, they are just cookies! But the cookies are cute and pretty much what I had hoped for. I still have work to do on the hummingbirds but the turtles, palm trees, sea shells, and dolphins are done. I have another cookie project lined up, but that will be a post for another day.
|Hummers need a bit more work...I'm deciding if I'm up to it!|
Today, I'll share where "I'm at" as of Thursday afternoon and will post, as usual, the next morning. I like to sleep on what I wrote and give myself time to change anything that I really wish I hadn't said in a public forum ;-p
|I like my shells - they look kind of groovy :-)|
|Needed a piping bag with finer tip for these details...live and learn!|
|I kind of love my turtles. I think the grandbabies would like them too!|
|I'm thinking I might use a food marker and draw feathers...|
but I'm not sure my art skills are up to that.
If I try it...I'll post an updated photo.
Don't hold your breath.
BON APPETIT, Y'ALL!!!