Monday, July 7, 2008

school's out for summer...







...And I am LOVING it! I just finished a 5 week, accelerated statistics and probability course (which, I might add, I got an 'A' in) and finally have time to start baking again. Two whole months without school--I'll be a heifer and a half with all the baking! So I got right back into it with my first project: wedding and baby themed, iced cookies. My best friend's sister just had a lovely baby girl, and a good friend from college recently turned 30 (ahh!) and got married and I wanted to send a little something--not to mention, get some practice in before I jump into starting a (very) small business. Next to ice cream, cookies are probably my favorite little treat. Why not share the love? With the help of my favorite food blog http://www.mysweetandsaucy.com/ and the book Confetti Cakes by Elisa Strauss (great for fun and trendy ideas) I flooded my first batch of cookies. The end result? Not half bad for my first time around. It was a lot harder than it seemed--but isn't that always the case--and piping the perimeter of the cookies was particularly challenging. A steady hand is quite necessary. My lettering could also use some practice. Again, steady hand = necessary. I also made a custom cookie for my newly 30 year old friend. He's a kindergarten teacher by day and a dj by night so what better design to make than a turntable cookie. That's right, a turntable. Here, I 'glued' two square cookies together with royal icing, iced the cookies and covered in fondant. It was actually easier than flooding cookies--let's keep hope alive with the piping on cookies. If I can conquer statistics, piping cookies has to be right around the corner...

3 comments:

My Sweet & Saucy said...

So glad you tried the cookies out...they turned out great!

Teff97 said...

You have quite a talent going here...when does the world get to taste?

Bist1115 said...

The wedding cake cookie was fantastic! Kent has taken a picture, but doesn't want to eat the turntable cake just yet. I think he'd probably rather frame it. So cool! Thank you!!