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 ☺
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