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....