Well I have finally made it through all the research required in my first semester of grad school. I got buried for a while as I finished my research proposal. All that’s left now is a presentation and a final. I think I can make it.
Now that my brain has room to think about more important things like blogging, baking, and crafting, how about some pictures from my weekend in College Station. We’ll start with making cookies for Liza’s ring day.
I started by using this cookie recipe.
(you can click the title to see the source and tutorial)
There was practically no spreading.
The royal icing I used came from the same site.
Again I substituted almond extract in place of the lemon.
At this point, I divided the icing and used Americolor gel food coloring to dye my icing into White, Maroon, and Black.
From there it was just a matter of outlining and flooding the cookies. My favorites were the ones that ended up with flat dots or stripes.
Of course there were some mistakes along the way. None of my aTm cookies made it.
The finish cookies turned out pretty well.
Once they were dry, I put them in an Aggie bucket and tied them up with some ric-rac. Liza oohed and ahhhed for ever single cookie. She loved them and that was all I could ask for!
Stay tuned for more Aggie fun as I recount all the joy had in College Station, TX.