Wednesday, February 29, 2012

St Patrick's Day Decorated Sugar Cookies

How about a few shamrock cookies for St Patrick's Day? For these, I flooded alternating sections with 20-second royal icing, letting each section dry before moving on to the next.

Then I got out my new KopyKake projector. That thing's a little intimidating! I wanted to make some "Keep Calm" cookies so I made up a little saying for St Patrick's Day.

Then I wanted to make some super cute derby hat cookies, with little shamrocks tucked into the hatbands.

I bought this derby hat cutter because my family has a running joke about them. Ever since we were little, if anyone ever asked my Dad what gift he bought for someone, his answer was (and still is) "a derby hat". Hilarious, right? Of course it is.

So I bought the cutter with plans to someday make derby hat cookies for a family event.

The St Patrick's Day hat idea happened before that though.

Unfortunately my vision of this adorable hat was much cuter as a vision than it was in reality. So.....

Keepin' it Real . . .

This is the section in my posts to show you the cookies that I'd really rather not. The cookies that didn't quite live up to the dream.

Ha ha ha ha ha! Cute concept. Very poor execution. Just look at those "shamrocks"! The top shamrocks were wet on wet. That was my plan but they were so awful that I then tried wet on dry. They were just as bad.

It wasn't until after I made these that I saw the perfect wet-on-wet shamrocks on LilaLoa's blog. She even shows us how to do it. Oh how I wish I had seen her post before making these! Well, there's always next year.

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