30 October, 2015

Bubble Trouble

This week it's all about pumpkins; the cookie learning curve continues, and if we don't get these out of the house, my latest creative venture could become a weighty matter!   I'm learning slowly...
You can see, in this "ghost" pumpkin and acorn close-up, that air bubbles are currently wreaking havoc with the finish on the icing. I have consulted many cookie blogs and websites and, I believe that I might know now how to rememdy that situation with a turkey lacer tool and an offset spatula, along with some less vigorous mixing on my part... we'll see.   Next week I'll work on ridding that nuisance along with acheiving some sort of icing consistency knowledge. However, on the up-side, how many mistakes can simply be eaten and forgotten? 
In the meantime I've got some sweet treats for neighbors and friends, I don't think a few boo-boos will matter to them.  And yes, in case you're wondering... I am still sewing! I hope to have a month long wrap-up post tomorrow.
Life is Good!

4 comments:

KaHolly said...

Your cookies are looking great! After you mix your colors, let them sit for a little while, then slowly and gently wave through the icing with your little spatula and the bubbles will disappear. You can even hear them popping!

cityquilter grace said...

lol...no ripping involved here tho....they look delish tho, despite the imperfections!

Janet O. said...

Very good-looking cookies! I'll be by tomorrow in my costume to get some. : )
I admire your patience and tenacity. I can barely bring myself to make plain old sugar cookies--well, moot point anymore, but I always lost my patience with the process.

Shasta Matova said...

These are beautiful cookies. Only you would notice the "mistakes". My sister said the same to me about some seams that didn't match on my quilts. Most people don't know what it is "supposed" to look like.