Friday, January 4, 2008

Holiday Baking, Part the First

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.


Heleen said...

Love the cookies Ruth! Those ornament shapes are my favorites (you must have a nice stash of cutters also, I'm guessing ;o))
And the cupcakes are just darling, and I totally understand you just *had* to make it complicated, heh :o)

we_be_toys said...

Your cookies look fabulous! I can see why some people kept them to look at - they're so pretty!