A September session with the Daring Bakers.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Hello everyone, thanks for visiting while I was away. Here’s the Daring Bakers post as promised, it’s a day late but hopefully it still counts.

The September 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Mandy of “What the Fruitcake?!” Mandy challenged everyone to make Decorated Sugar Cookies based on recipes from Peggy Porschen and The Joy of Baking.

We were to decorate the cookies according to the theme: September, we could do anything that meant “September“ to us.

I must admit I was really rushing to complete this challenge before we went away, so the results aren’t as smooth as I would have liked. I also used baking paper icing bags instead of proper bags with tips (didn’t want to spend time washing and drying bags in between colours), so didn’t have as much control over fine lines.

Decorating these sugar cookies has given me new-found respect for all you cookie decorators out there. While I soon got the hang of getting a design onto the cookie, actually achieving a perfect smooth finish was much harder than it looked! Hats off to you!

Without further ado, here are my cookies:

September means: Spring. Snowflakes and jonquils are two of the earliest bulbs that flowered in the garden this year (make that the only bulbs that flowered!), and the cheery sight of them meant winter was on the way out.





September is also my Daddy’s birthday. Happy Birthday Dad! Sorry for the lack of presents ;P




And lastly, Mr. Kitchen likes to do a lot of this:



Which made me think of this:




(Here’s the official website for that film, in case you’re going huh?).

And then I ran out of time and just did spots and swirls on the rest of the cookies (sorry Mandy!).



Don’t forget to check out the other Daring Bakers and the recipe for the cookies can be found at the Daring Kitchen.

Enjoy the rest of the week ☺

(Btw, voting is now open for Project Food Blog, thanks very much for helping get through to round 2. If you like the Moroccan b'stilla I made, I'd love your vote. You can follow this link or click on the widget at the top left of my blog. Thanks heaps!)

24 comments:

Tanvi said...

Yummy looking cookies Shaz...very well decorated!
voted for you at PFB #2 ..all the best

Beth said...

I love your cookies! Of course September means spring for you, so it's fun to see a different interpretation than we would see in the northern hemisphere. The flowers are lovely, and the birthday cake is so cute!

maybelle's mom said...

i was late as well. (midnight last night)but i think you pulled through much nicer last minute ones. I also didn't realize you too are doing #pfb2010. I will go find your entry.

shaz said...

Thanks Tanvi, much appreciated!

Thanks Beth. I'm not a fan of winter, but I don't mind fall, and the posts from the north are quite mouth watering now.

Thank's MM, I'll definitely vote for you!

Renata said...

Love all your cookies, but I specially like the cake (Happy Birthday to your Dad!) and the surfer with a 3D effect, awesome! I agree with you about respect to the cookie makers out there. I never thought it would be so challenging! Thanks for visiting my post and leaving a lovely comment!

Happy Cook said...

Woow you have made so much variety of cookies, love all of them.

Christina said...

I love how September doesn't just mean fall that in some places it means spring. Great cookies!

Hungry Dog said...

Love them all, esp the cake cookie and the surfing one. I love Jack Johnson :)

chocolatesuze said...

hehe that birthday cake cookie is just awesome! happy b'day to your dad!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Your cookies are very pretty! Great job.

Cheers,

Rosa

Jennifurla said...

Oh wow, the surfer is so coool

Barbara Bakes said...

I love all of your designs. It's so fun to see spring in September.

Marcellina said...

I love your fun cookies! Particularly the surfing one! Well done!

Jeanne said...

All of your cookies look gorgeous, but I especially love the birthday cake! So colorful and cheery!

E.K.R said...

beautiful cookies! Love the surfer cookie. :) Great job on the challenge.

Aparna said...

YOur cookies looks so very pretty and my favourite is the "Surf's Up" cookie. :)

3 hungry tummies said...

Oh you have been very busy baking Shaz! How was your trip?

Nadia said...

v nice work

foodwink said...

Well done - I really like your dad's birthday cookie. Was it as big as a cake? :-)

Leandra said...

Love the surfer with a 3D effect, awesome!

Well done!

sadaf said...

You had great fun with these.That cake one is so cute love that. an awesome job for water skiing.

twocupsofsugar said...

Wow! Love the surfing one. Fantastic!

shaz said...

Thank you for your lovely comments everyone. I'm off on the road again, so hopefully I managed to visit all of you, but if I missed you, I'm sorry!

foodwink - the cake was just slightly larger than your regular cookie, about teacup's saucer size, I'd hand cut it :)

Lisa said...

shaz, what a beautiful on all the cookies! So colorful and festive! Love the surfer dude!!