Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Top o' the morning to ya, or whatever else a leprechaun might say....

 


Nary a gold doubloon or a drop of Irish can be found round here, but we've got fields of clovers and a few lucky shamrocks. 




I promised my nephews and niece a cookie care package for St. Pat's.  True to form, the cookies were finally sent today, scheduled to arrive a full day past the day-o-green.  With an aunt like me, they're lucky to get them in 2011. 


Baking notes:  I saw the heart shamrocks on an "Irish and proud T-shirt."  Those red heads wear it well.  I tried out food glitter for the first time and I'm still working on frosting consistency.  I think a "thinner" approach all round next time will help.  Next project, I'll put a tad more water in the piping frosting and use a smaller tip for outlining.  Also, I'll try to pop air bubbles before they create permanent frosting caverns. 

Like I've heard a zillion times before, the harder you work, the better your luck.  Practice makes perfect and all the rest.  I'm working on it.  Hopefully, this St. Pat's, you don't have to....

7 comments:

jeanette said...

Dude. Where is my St. Patty's day care package? i'm practically Irish!!! I have red hair!!!

Are those cookies light and crispy or soft and chewy? Because if they are the latter, I would love the recipe. I can assure you that my decorating attempts will not begin to approach yours, but I'd love to make some cute bunnies for Easter. And I hate 99.9 percent of all cut cookie recipes.

dearheart said...

J - This recipe's a keeper. Soft for sure, but not as chewy as the best peanut butter kiss cookie recipe on earth. It's all butter and easy to roll and cut without prior refrigeration. What more could a baker girl ask? The recipe is at the blog, Bake at 350. Awesome stuff. Miss ya, dearheart.

jeanette said...

You had me at "without prior refrigeration." I'm hunting it down as we speak.

Mmmmm, peanut butter kiss cookies ....

Miss you too baby. Sooner or later we have got to plan a hookup.

XO

Amy said...

Dude. You're amazing.

blueviolet said...

Those are completely amazing! You have talent!

Andrea said...

These are great. Your niece and nephew are definitely lucky to have an aunt like you!

dearheart said...

J, Ame, Blue Violet and Andrea - Thank you! Thanks for your sweet compliments. It made my day! I'm already feeling lucky!