Sunday, December 25, 2011

Ode to Holiday Friendship Cookies

Sara was really excited about moving to Israel last summer,
but Chanukah without her friends was a real bummer,

She tried to think of nice holiday presents that could be bought,
But thoughts of e-cards and planted trees made her distraught,

Lucky for Sara, a much tastier option was just one click away,
She emailed and requested a tray, 

Menorahs, dreidels, and stars, a dozen cookies delivered by hand,
Love sent directly from Sara in the Holy Land.

Happy Chanukah!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow . . .

These snowflake cookies were made as a fundraiser for the Winter Gala at school. These cookies were frosted with whitened royal icing. When that dried, additional white royal icing was used to pipe snowflake details. The pearl dust sprinkled on each cookie gave it a life-like shimmer that you would see on a real snowflake.  Hope these gorgeous cookies help with the school fundraising effort!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Edible Scrabble

In the weeks leading up to the singles event we hosted in our home, I was trying to figure how to factor in some dating-themed cookies.  A memory of Scrabble cookies I had seen online served as the inspiration for this cookie centerpiece.  The Scrabble logo was copied using royal icing and then transferred onto the red fondant "scroll." The best part of it was finally getting to put our over-sized diamond rings to good use!     Look at the bottom picture to see how much was left by the end of the night!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Happy Chanukah: Put a New Spin on your Dreidel

Making the cookies, 45 minutes
Making the frosting, 20 minutes
Frosting the cookies, 1 hour
Eating your dreidel instead of spinning it, timeless.

Here's how it goes: Stiff blue royal icing to outline the cookie, followed by thinned royal icing to flood the pink, purple, and light blue areas.  Stiff white royal icing to finish off the letters once the first layer has dried completely (figure about 24 hours, give or take depending on humidity).  There's no losing when you play with pretty tasty dreidels.