I’m heading off to Cookie Camp! I’m going to Tennessee tomorrow to meet with some awesome cookie decorators and see if I can be a better one. I’m very nervous and feel quite inadequate. I’m trying to conquer my nervousness. I’m not sure if there is internet available at Cookie Camp, so I don’t know if I’ll be able to give you updates, but I’ll be sure to catch you up when I get back. I promise I’ll take lots of pictures! In the meantime…
I told you when I came back after my summer hiatus that I wanted to fill the blog up with fall cookies… and so far I haven’t delivered. Until now!
One of my favorite new Wilton sets is this cute Witch-Themed Cookie Cutter Set. I love the boot, especially. I think it could pass for a Victorian boot, which I’ve tried to do before by hand cutting around a stencil. I was going to try one and show it to you, but my 3-year-old ate it. I’ll still try it sometime.
I wish I could say it was my 3-year-old that stuck her finger in that swirly purple boot. It was me. I do that a lot. Meringue Powder Buttercream is really pretty sturdy, but if you nick it in the first couple of hours, it’ll leave a mark. As demonstrated.
The brooms made me chuckle.
I try not to look at examples of decorated cookies when I’m thinking up my own designs– I don’t want to be influenced by other cookies. So I didn’t look at the example pics that came with these cutters before I started decorating. When I got to the brooms, I was like “What in the heck kind of design is this?” I could NOT figure out why it had such a large ring-thingy between the handle and the main part of the broom. I did the best I could, and after I was done, I went and looked at the packaging.
Hmm. I guess I’ll know for next time.
There’s also a cute witch’s hat.
(Insert apology for bad photography here). I’m hoping the cookie ladies at cookie camp can help me with photography. I need it!
And lastly, the cauldron.
I was really lacking in the creativity department when I did these, and it shows. Sometimes cauldrons are uninspiring for me. The one on the right was a bad idea that seemed good at the time. I wondered if I made purple swirls in the black, and then sprinkled the whole thing with black disco dust, if the purple would be very subtle and look cool.
Not really. Just made it look blotchy. But that’s ok. I like to show you the failures as well as the successes because if I only showed you the successes, it would be a pretty short blog. Ha ha… oh, and also because I don’t want you to make the same mistakes. Let’s just go with that one.
All together now…
I’m going to give a set to three of you. Just comment on this blog and you’ll be entered. I’ll go ahead and run it till I’m back from Cookie Camp– comment by midnight Sunday October 2nd. I’ll use our friend Random.org to choose 3 of you at random to win. Please enter only once. Good luck!