First things first: None of the recipes I used are my own. I used both recipes from Bake at 350, This cookie recipe (scroll down), and this Royal Icing recipe (and lots of good tips). I also watched countless Vlogs (Video blogs... I had never heard that term before, clearly I am new at this) on University of Cookie, like these!
I wouldn't even claim to try to show technique, so please take a peep at the links above for how-tos and what not... this is just my adventures in cookie making!
(Just one more disclaimer: This is the first time I have even had my own blog, so I am still figuring out how to do it... please excuse any weird formatting, or simple setup until I get it looking as pretty as some of the other ones out there!)
OK, onto the good stuff...
|My beautiful stand mixer, which I got last Christmas|
|cut cut cut|
|My hubby took over the camera for some "action" shots.|
|Outlining...need to practice that some more. Also may have over beaten the icing, |
it was a little "drier" than I expected.
|After looking at all the awesome Ideas at Bake At 350, I had to try them!|
Love the 3rd heart from the left.
|Showed my sister how to do this, and these look awesome...|
|All in a days work!|
Three things I got out of this:
One, There are ENDLESS possibilities. Two, It's a bit messy, but I think once I get the hang of what needs to be done, I can make it more orderly. And most importantly I'm going to need more counter space... because this was a lot of fun!
I got to use some of the extra icing on some wax paper to play with some ideas I have for later on... stay tuned over the next few months!