You may recall that a few weeks back I volunteered to bake decorated sugar cookies for our playgroup Hallowe'en fayre. Here is the post if you are interested: http://janiceljlj.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/catch-up-thursday-and-friday.html. Well, the fayre is this weekend so it was the moment of truth today: could I bake and decorate reasonable cookies? How stressful would the task be? Would they be rubbish?
I baked the first batch of cookies yesterday and this morning after Big Boy went to the bus I started to make icing. It was much easier than I thought! I used the Wilton Meringue Powder recipe and the icing came out just as I wanted it. I dyed a few colours and then I went to town on the cookies. I don't love the baking part of these cookies but the decorating was great fun! I took me a while to get a smooth line, but after I got the hang of it, it was quick and easy.
I managed to ice the first batch before Little Boy went to playgroup (along with making his lunch and sorting everyone out for the day) and I decided to bake another batch once he was at playgroup. I iced those during nap time and now my cookie chore is finished!
I had fun and I like the cookies I produced, but I don't think I will make them often....they are a lot of work!