So here's a little of what I baked over the holidays, working in backwards chronological order....
For my co-workers, I made rolled sugar cookies with run-in icing decor. I'm not nearly as expert in this technique as my friend Heleen, but I was fairly pleased with the final results. Each of my co-workers received one large cookie individually wrapped in a small cellophane bag. To this day, some of my colleagues still have the cookies on their desks, uneaten. I'm particularly pleased with the snowflakes, the designs for which I stole from "Rose's Christmas Cookies."
In a moment of temporary insanity, I volunteered to make the cupcakes for Garrick's 4th-grade class's holiday party. And being me, I couldn't possibly just keep it simple. Snowmen, anyone?
I did manage to creep myself out a bit with the tray full of dismembered snowman heads as I piped faces late into the night. They were all looking right at me.
I think they turned out cute, if a bit short-waisted.
Next up: the Holiday Open House Extravaganza; or, In Which I Nearly Lose My Mind for Good and Need to Take Three Weeks to Recover.