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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Easter Chicks

I am scurrying around like a chicken with its head cut off, trying to get everything done that needs to get done before Easter.  The humidity is KILLING icing won't dry, my hair is frizzy, condensation is literally dripping down the outside of my windows because I have the a/c running so hard to rid the humidity in the air.  I have several fans blowing on my cookies.  Arggghhhh!

OK, take a deep breath.  It is what it is.  What will get done, will get done...or it won't.  P*E*A*C*E.....
The chicks lined up drying on the rack

There, now, let me show you the first batch.  The only fully dry batch, and even they won't stand to being pressed too hard because I used the Meringue Buttercream Icing instead of Royal just tastes so much better.  I have finished all I can - I have more baked but no way they will be ready to travel by the week-end, so I'll freeze the flowers and butterflies for future Spring Cookie Decorating (don't know why I capitalized that, like it is an "event").

Hopefully my big Easter egg cookies, my two different kinds of big bunnies, and my little eggs will all be dry and ready for me to photograph this afternoon before packing for transport to the family.  My house looks like a cookies explosion...trays of cookies lined up in front of every available fan.  You just have to laugh, or you'd scream!

Wish me luck...and here are a few baby chick photos.  They are simple, yet I smile when I look at them...they are cute in their simplicity!  Obviously, that's why I did them first.

I wish I had black sugar pearls - I WILL buy them soon!
The eyes would probably have looked better black...
I fret over the silliest things!

All my little chicks gathered together...

OK, I have to get back to working on my assignments for the Autism Awareness Walk, get a mani-pedi because my hands and hooves look like a farm worker, do laundry, clean bathrooms, vacuum floor, do a little of the work I am actually paid to do, and hope and pray the rest of my cookies are dry soon!!!!

Bon Appetit, Y'all!!!



  1. These look so adorable, your hard work did pay off. I know what you mean with the drying issue, it always takes longer than anticipated.
    Perhaps the manicure and pedicure will also give you some down time from the crazy time in the kitchen. I hope you enjoy Easter and take some time to relax!

    1. Thanks Tina...the mani-pedi was pure fabulocity!

  2. Awwww, what cuties!
    And I can relate, humidity just kills me...

    1. Thanks Kiri...if you could only see my hair about now...windy day and high humidity. Makes my hair stand on end!!! Oh well, it is what it is :-)

  3. Aw, your chicks are adorable!!! Have a fantastic Easter, my friend!

    1. Thank you so much Lizzy...and the same to you. Can't wait to see my grandbabies...and my big boys!


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