Don't you just hate it when you pour your heart and soul out into a deeply personal blog post that took days to write and perfect, only to have it inexplicably disappear into the swirling black hole of the internet? Technology, you suck.
We're halfway through January, which means it's time to start thinking about Valentine's Day. That's right - any efforts to burn off those Christmas calories are totally futile. Hello, foil-wrapped chocolate hearts and molten lava cakes and those weird little red cinnamon heart candies. Sigh.
Anyway. I've been wanting to try this wet-on-wet rose design for some time now. As we all know, SweetAmbs (do you think if I keep linking to her website she'll notice that I exist?) is the undisputed queen of this technique, and makes it looks so flipping easy (it's really not). "Oh please," you might be thinking, "your cookies turned out just fine, Adri."
DID THEY NOW.
The cookie with its face melted off was my first attempt at executing this design. As you can see, it didn't go well. Neither did the one next to it. But I started to get it by the third and fourth cookies, which was a relief.
I think these are adorable for Valentine's Day, or even Mother's Day if we're looking ahead in our calendars.
In any case, what have we learned today?
1. Practice makes perfect.
2. Melted-face cookies have no calories.
One of the best things about being a creative person is that you tend to meet lots of other creative people, and more often than not those creative people blow your minds with their talent. And then sometimes you get jealous and spiral into a deep pit of doubt and self-loathing...but that's not the point.
I like tea quite a lot. My mom only drinks tea (as opposed to coffee, not exclusively) and until I went to Unviersity, I was the same way. Over the course of three degrees (yes, three degrees, and please do ask how that's going for me), coffee became a staple. But I still love tea. So does the husband. We are big fans of David's Tea. Our current favourite is Santa's Secret - it is so, so good and SO FESTIVE. YAY!
I'm calling these "5am Christmas Cookies" because I was up till 5am working on them the other night. Oops.
It's not that I have poor time-management skills - it's really not. I swear. I just get carried away sometimes. I also like trying new designs (like the mittens) for the first time and occasionally underestimate how long they'll take to execute....
About the Author
Hi, I'm Adriana! I'm a compulsive baker of goods, an artist, a chorister, and a lover of the 90’s. I've hiked across Spain and can catch my own fish for dinner.