I finally found the time to try my hand at sugar cookies and let me tell you...it was a learning experience. Icing consistency is EVERYTHING... I prefer royal icing with corn syrup to without....and that outline around the outside edge of a round cookie is harder than it looks.
I did Motocross cookies for my boyfriend's birthday. (To whoever originally did these...thank you :)) I printed the images in the size that I needed them, taped them to a cake board and taped wax paper over that...then filled in the designs.
I then laid them under a fan to dry for 24 hours before peeling them off of the waxed paper. I broke a couple of the guys on bikes so you have to be really careful. They are delicate. I also learned that I prefer using bottles to dealing with messy piping bags. I only had a couple of the Wilton brand from Wal-Mart but I discovered that they make bottles in a couple of sizes and you can put decorating tips on them. I ordered immediately! :) Also, the royal icing dries darker so my colors weren't as vibrant once they were dry. Boooo. Here is the finished product.
I also made him a chocolate/peanut butter cake....it was to die for. I think I'm in love with Bird on A Cake. Check out her blog. Here's the cake.
Friday, January 17, 2014
I hesitated to post this cake because I wasn't able to finish it, but I have been dieing to do rosettes and I love them...LOL. This was for my mom and my sister in law, who share a birthday. I normally do two cakes for them but decided to make it easier on myself this year and combine them into one. Thank goodness I did because when I was half way through it my boyfriend called and told me he had crashed his dirt bike and needed me to drive him to the emergency room. By the time I got home the birthday dinner was over and I had just enough time to make the cake presentable for a picture. It was also dark outside, which is never good when photographing a cake. The other element that I wish had been more properly planned on my part is the ombre effect on the rosettes. The center roses should have been lighter...next time I will make them smaller and have four rows of gradient colors instead of three. You live and learn...:) Here is the cake...