Saturday, April 21, 2012
Garden Party Love
I made these cookies for a special party that culminated the Olde Towne Garden and Homes Tour that took place today in Portsmouth, Virginia. I was really thrilled with them and the recipient said they were a big hit at the party she attended.
I don't intend on ever being a cookie blog, but it seems as if I am posting a lot of cookie pictures lately. I apologize.
There's a great excuse though...it's because I am always working on them!
I use the photos to study my technique and see ways that I can improve. Tonight, as I was looking at some of my facecrack photos, I realized how much I have grown since I got "the cookie bug" and it amazes me.
I have probably made more than 1,000 cookies since Christmas. No lie. That's a heck of a lot of butter.
I use a cookie recipe that I researched and became comfortable with. I adore it because it's stable and tastes wonderful. No...I am not giving it out. Do your own research.
I also work in glaze icing. I am not a fan of Royal, but sometimes I will make a 50/50 mix of glaze and Royal for detail. The cookies here are all glaze.
I prefer the taste of glaze over Royal. It's just a personal preference. I have a discriminating palate.
I keep my icing pretty loose on the consistency scale, working at about a 5-7 second spread.
Thank you so much if you popped over from The Barefoot Baker's Link Party...I really appreciate everything you cookie girls have taught me through the Internet. I seriously do. I owe it all to you for taking my natural ability in icing and giving it a voice.
You are a bunch of wonderfully creative souls who constantly inspire me and make me stretch as a sugar artist. For that, I am very grateful.
I am just jelly tonight because some of you are in Louisville, KY at Spring Fling.
This is Home Girl...and yeah, I am pretty obsessed with cookies!