Thursday, June 24, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
The major issue being that, IT CRACKED, like a thousand times! I just stuck it back together with royal icing and moved on because there was no more time to make another one. I barely charged anything for this because of those cracks. My friends who ordered it really didn't mind the cracks that much, so it all worked out in the end. One good thing is that I have learned from my mistakes now. After alot of critical thinking I've figured out a fool proof plan of how to make one of these without the breakage.
Many thanks to my friends the Alzaim's for your support and your business :-)
Monday, June 14, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Here you can see the plate that I got the designs for the cookies and the cake from.
I'm no cake decorator, but I decided to give it a try and it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. I made the cake decorations with the same royal icing I use on the cookies. I piped them onto wax paper and the next day right before the party I peeled them off and stuck them on the cake.
It's strawberry cake with a couple extra drops of electric pink gel paste food coloring to make it super pink. I also added in a couple handfuls of rainbow sprinkles to make it a confetti cake. I made chocolate buttercream from scratch for the first time in my life. It tasted great and much better than the store bought frosting.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Did I ever mention how much I love decorating cookies? Something about it just like makes me so happy. I love colors and art in all of it's mediums, even coloring in coloring books. Cookie decorating was love at first site for me. I don't remember what, but I googled something and ended up on Annie's Eats, I saw her cookies and was seriously excited and then I read her royal icing tutorial. I automatically thought "I need to make some of those". Maybe the next day I went out and bought all the basic decorating supplies. At this point I didn't even know yet that there was this huge cookie making community, I'm glad I didn't because I may have never even tried to make any after seeing some of the AMAZING cookies that these ladies make. Let's just say it can be a little intimidating to look at their galleries and flikr pages at times.
I can definitely see ALOT of flaws in these now, but I still love them to death and they will probably be my favorite cookies forever.