|Happy 16th Birthday!|
|I spotted this bag a few weeks back and knew pennants would make a cute tray of cookies.|
Spring Fling was great fun, and I learned how to do brush embroidery, really the only new technique, but it energized me to adapt better. So based on the talk by Callye I learned to think outside the box, and I went back and bought that bag and used it as inspiration for these cookies. I have always used Karen's method of the bullets inside the disposable decorating bags. I was pretty surprised how many women weren't doing this. Clean up is a cinch, and all my bags hang with my aprons.
|I dry my bags here since I use the magic bullets in them!|
I thought about what Mary Ann said about varying sizes and colors to make a platter. Now mine are not overflowing like hers do, I only had 2 dozen, but I needed those pennants to lay out for the message. I think it worked out fine. Then, I took some photos for my blog and thought about Glory and her wise words of open shade. And they aren't too awful either. I have a lot to learn with my camera for sure!
|I sketched and planned a little more than usual.|
|Tips, couplers and color...|
|That W means it is watered down.|
I also shot my box of Americolor gels, and you can see a few have a W written on the color dot on the lid. This lets me know I couldn't squeeze out another drop, so I added water to use up all that liquid gold. Another blogger had this on her site this week, and I sort of kicked myself, as I have been doing this for years! The first time I rinsed out one of those bottle to toss in recycling I watched all that color go down the drain and thought, "Hey, wait a sec here!"
So Happy 16th Mckenzie...and here's to the non-cake eaters out there! Sugar cookiers rejoice! So, what are you waiting for? Get in there and bake!