Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Happy Belated Valentine's Day!

Finally finished packing up the last of the Valentine cookies (yes, a day late.)  My kids have several parties taking place at the end of the week.  So much pink!  Time to get these out of the way and make room for all the fun stuff coming up including: Trolls, Big Hero 6, and Tie Dye - So. Much. Fun.
If you're looking to get some cookies done quickly, here's a few speedy tips: 
  • Stick to 1 or 2 layers.  You can get these done in 1 day by avoiding long periods of dry time.  To add some fun to the design include some wet on wet icing patterns.  Same dry time, but a more detailed design.
  • Limit your icing colors.  It can get overwhelming quickly when you use too many.  Choose 3 - 4 colors to work with.  
  • Skip the fancy borders.  Especially if these are heading off to the youngsters' class. 
  • Use an edible marker.  When it comes to the details you can skip the piping bag and grab an edible marker.  Same adorable little details - much quicker and easier on the hands.


Ok, so this isn't really for Valentine's Day, but it did have a pink blanket.....
I made my very first cat cake!  More specifically a sleepy kitten in a basket cake.    Everything was edible (this little kitten is fondant) except the little guys whiskers.  The basket itself is actually piped buttercream that I gently painted with food coloring.  Hope you like him...or her.  This little kitty doesn't have a name.

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