At the beginning of this month I promised myself I was going to practice decorating sugar cookies with royal icing, trying out different methods. What can I say? Life got in the way as well as a two week trip to Munich. I know, the dog ate my homework, blah blah blah....
Unfortunately, all I was left to post on the last day of this month are these
I swear, I used a lamb cookie cutter. Somehow they morphed into goat like creatures.
My intentions were good. I covered the cookies with royal icing.
|This was where I first went wrong but it's hard to do the outline and fill method on those skinny legs.|
Then I covered them with a variety of beautiful white decorations.
Maybe the goat thing was subliminal on my part because our pet sheep, Lucy looks like a goat.
So like Lucy, they're sheep in goat's clothing.
|The backyard gang. Lucy in the middle. A real goat, Rosalie on the left.|
I love Lucy. She adores bananas, behaves like a giant dog, is super cuddly and has great style. Here she is in her holiday finest:
Kind of cheap, right? Trying to distract you from my disaster cookies by dangling a cute pet in front of you.
|Lucy supervising the daily egg collecting. She's our quality control inspector.|
But just look at this face:
When you are done being distracted from making fun of my cookies, check out the links below. These were the food blogger posts this month that helped me keep my sense of humor amid my cookie decorating woes.
Clockwork Lemon's Winter Sucks cookies and cat torture.
Cake Wrecks interprets Charlie Sheen quotes through, yep, cake wrecks.
Choosy Beggars' reasons to buy Ron Jeremy's new rum.
Kitchen Scrap's cautionary tale of the bird and the turd.
Saucy's Spinkles' Cupcake Psych 101.
Cookies and Cups counts sheep and explains why she's too old for bars.
Three Baking Sheets to the Wind's Angry Swan Pops
King Arthur's Test Kitchen - Baking mishaps
Anger Burger's flour packaging frustration
Sugar Vamp's most wonderful time of the year. Check out the How I Will Die illustration. It could happen to me.
I am still determined to better my cookie decorating skills. Stay tuned....