Friday, May 24, 2013

One More Time

I think of myself  as someone who is not a supertalent at sewing or crocheting or anything else related to crafting, but I can sew a pretty skirt for my girls or crochet a nice baby blanket for a friend who has just delivered, if the pattern isn't too complicated. But there's one thing I am really not good at and that's baking nice cakes, beautiful cookies or awesome cupcakes. The times I tried, it never ended up as I thought it would look, as you can see here:


rainbow, cupcakes, colors, clouds, fondant

Rainbow Cupcakes with buttercreme 'clouds' 
that slided of the blue fondant.



Cake Pops Ice Cones with chocolate that didn't drip nicely down the pink candy melts 
(and melts that for some reason stayed  too thick after melting).



Flower Cookies that came way too big out of the oven,
 so they tripped over all the time.



Confetti Cookies that looked alright, 
but were a bit too hard to bite, especially for little children's teeth.


But  a couple of weeks ago I found this blog called The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle and Sugarbelle makes it look so simple to decorate cookies, that I wanted to give it one more try.

So I bought the ingredients for cookies and icing and after baking the cookies I started to decorate. First I did the piping.



Well, what shall I say... Practice makes perfect?


After that I filled the hearts up with more fluent icing and let them dry.




For a first attempt I'm not entirely displeased, but I thought it would be much easier to decorate cookies. Some lessons I learned:


* Don't let your cookies too long in the oven :-)
* For twenty cookies 250 grams of royal icing is waaaaay to much!
* Roll your dough flat instead of pressing it flat with your hand, because if one side of the cookie is higher than the other the icing will flow over your piping on the lowest side
* I guess to get a steady hand for piping you have to practice A LOT




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17 comments:

  1. I don't know what you are talking about... all your baked goods look great! Have you ever seen those craft fail sites? You aren't even close to being on one of those sites, but if you think you have challenges with your treats, you should check out what happens to some people when they try to make some of the recipes they find!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am so happy that you have visited Arizona. Tombstone isn't too far from my hometown. I love taking road trips out there.

    Hope you have a great week!

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    1. That's a really nice compliment, Kristen! Guess I'm just too much of a perfectionist.

      Really want to go back to Arizona and the other states around some day. I love the south west of the US. So beautiful!

      Have a nice weekend!
      Liz

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  2. Hi Liz! Lizy here! Love your cookies!Not only they look very pretty but delicious! Came over from MM at BNOTP party

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  3. The cookies are very pretty and I'm sure yummy! I've enjoyed looking through your blog. Check out Sunshine PenPals and join the fun, we'd love to have you!
    http://sunshinepenpals.blogspot.com/

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  4. That looks very delicious!Well done!

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  5. I love your cookies. And rainbow cupcakes are a miracle, so pretty! Thanks for sharing. I found you through “Bewitch Me & Titi”
    Laura http://camillaandroman.blogspot.com/

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  6. Everything looks great and the cookies are fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Monday Funday!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  7. They look great! Practice does make perfect! Thanks for sharing at the Rock 'N Share! Hope to see you again soon! Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

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    1. Will give it some more tries and who knows...

      Thanks for visiting!

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  8. Hey there! Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up your yummy recipes! Stop by again next week and link up another awesome project!

    Have a great week!
    Susie@bowdabra
    http://bowdabrablog.com

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