Here’s a small sampling of the Easter cutout cookies that took me 10 hours to decorate yesterday. There were 54. When all was said and done, I did a little internet research to look for any shortcuts that would help get me out of the kitchen sooner. Turns out, Sweetopia offers some sample schedules to help with cookie decorating efficiency. I do bake the cookies a day or two in advance, but I didn’t realize that I can also prepare and color the royal icings a day or two ahead. (who knew?) Well, there’s always next time!
The sugar cookie recipe, once again, is from SweetSugarBelle, and the royal icing is from CK. I’ve been experimenting with icing consistency, trying to get it just right, and I think I’m closer than ever. Correct icing consistency is the be-all and end-all to decorating sugar cookies. SugarBelle’s blog provides invaluable recipes, tips, techniques and tutorials. If you have any interest in decorating sugar cookies, that’s the place to start.
Notice the snow sparkle luster dust? It’s an addiction that I just won’t break!
How do you like the oval platter? I fell in love with it at a Hallmark store!! I usually find my prettiest ones at Marshalls or HomeGoods, but I walked into Hallmark and this sweet little platter was staring at me. $16.95 for the cute factor and a smile on my face? You bet.
After Easter, I’m pretty sure this platter will become kitchen wall art.
Does it make you smile?
To Khalil: Wish you had been here ;-)