Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Computer Issues

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Alright now, I know it's another week and it's tutorial time but for some unexplained reason my computer won't connect to my external hard drive and it's driving me mad!


I'm ok...

Anyways, I will post new tutorials as soon as I get the problem fixed. :)

In the mean time I suppose I will have to find more creative things to blog about...so much work....

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Tutorial: Icing Consistency 101 - The Basics

Thursday, January 26, 2012
When it comes to decorating cookies (or anything) with Royal Icing, the most important thing is consistency.  If your consistency is off, your details wont come out like you want them.  If it's too stiff, it struggles to come out of the icing tip or wont lay down for a smooth flood.  If it's too thin, your perfectly piped details run into each other and your flood runs over your edges all too make one big runny mess.

So yes, consistency is key.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Spark People

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Ok this is probably wholly unrelated to cookies but I thought I would share.  It's January which means it's that time again!  New years resolutions....ugh.

Now, I know that a very long time ago I talked about how I was going to go on a quest to lose weight but nothing really happened... since then a few things have happened:

1. Texas instated the cottage food law and business EXPLODED.  Combined with my husbands sudden unemployment (don't worry he is gainfully employed now) - any "me time" went straight out the window.

2.  We moved, and remodeled a tornado damaged house.  Eating take-out for weeks?  No thank you scale....

3.  Since we moved, to Missouri, who has a cottage food law (run by county and not state)....we come to find that the county we live in doesn't allow home bakeries....bummer. 

4.  I quit selling cookies....that's right, I don't sell.  Sorry.  Take it up with Jasper county.  Tho, I totally understand their laws and the reasoning behind them.  And no, the health department didn't shut me down.  I quit selling once we moved.  I sure don't want to settle in to a new town and get on the wrong side of the law. 

5.  Sophie started pre pre-school.  It's just two days a week for a couple hours...but she LOVES it.  She told me yesterday that she wants to go to school 3 times a week instead of two.  Cute kid. :)

6.  I suddenly have "me time" again for the first time in years....

So I really have run out of excuses....

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Show Me Magazine

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
If your local you may have already seen this, but recently I was featured in a local magazine!

The magazine is called Show Me the Ozarks.  It's a very nice publication :)

How did I pull this off?  Luck.  I did these cookies for a wedding months back:

Monday, January 23, 2012

Bow Tutorial

Monday, January 23, 2012
 Happy Monday!!  It's tutorial time!!

A lot of folks have been asking me to show them how I make my bows, so bows it is!  

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

You Tube Channel

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The YouTube channel has finally LAUNCHED!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Baby It's Cold Outside....

Thursday, January 12, 2012
It snowed last night....well, iced more like it.

Hasn't stopped Sophie from trying to go outside to make a snowman....

Belated Christmas

Dude, I totally forgot to post these...


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