Then I got a Kitchenaid stand mixer for Christmas (something I have always wanted!!!! Yay! Thanks to my inlaws!) and thought that I would be able to actually make the icing and all without wanting to break my arm off. Guess what...I was right! Fast forward a couple weeks, and some more money sunk into my new hobby (and a husband that shakes his head because I already am so engrossed in sewing and he doesn't understand a need for a second hobby, but he is none the less very supportive!)...there is hardly a day in my house that doesn't include either baking cookies, icing cookies, or at least some cookies sitting out drying. To say I'm hooked is an understatement! Take a look at a few pictures I have snapped on my iphone through these first few weeks. I am definitely getting better every batch.
CREEPY looking angels! I didn't have a food color marker so I experimented with piping a circle to make them sing...yeah, not so cute with those open eyes! I was going to make hair too, but after the creepy eyes...I just stopped and said I would try again another day. Not bad for the second time ever decorating though!
Yesterday I experimented with these! I LOVE how they came out for the most part! I finally got my "flood", "20-second", and "piping" icing consistencies right!
Don't mind the terrible icing overflow in the corner...I had a casualty due to over flooding it (learning mistake). Some of my piping could be better, but I am getting the hang of it!
I have had some questions about tutorials and although I could do one, why reinvent the wheel when there are so many great resources out there! I will be adding some great links to by sidebar soon, and I will have a post up today with links to specific tutorials and where to start! I hope maybe some of you will try your hand at this hobby! It really isn't too hard and it's loads of fun (if you have a stand mixer or a strong arm or maybe you could think of it as an arm workout to get Michelle Obama arms?).