One of my friends asked me to make some biscuits for her daughter’s first birthday party – it was ladybird themed. I jumped at the chance – anything to be able to make the biscuits but then not to have to worry about eating them.
Although the party was a Ladybird theme, she was not going big on the ladybirds. She found some photos online of biscuits with ladybirds on them and asked me if I could copy them. I also made some extra white ones with pink dots and then some pink ones with white dots.
I think they come out pretty well (even if I do say so myself).
The first photo is the biscuits in location at the party. My sister -in-law took the photo as I did not even think of it. I was so glad she did.
The rest of the photos I took at home before I took the biscuits to my friends house.
Here are my latest biscuits. I made them as a thank you gift for my mom! I would never have survived last week without her. My nanny was not able to come in, and without my mom I would have been really stuck. I had to go to Cape Town on business on Tuesday – Granny’s ROCK!
Here is a picture of my latest cookie. The picture is our company logo. I thought I would give it a go, it is our annual board meeting early next month and thought it might be funny to give eveyone cookies with the logo on at tea time. But figured I had better practice first.
The did not come out exactly how I was hoping, but generally I am quite happy with them. The consistance of the icing worked well, and the Africa’s looked great. It was when I put the oval shapes over that the problems started. Next time I might try starting with that. Also the blue is supposed to be navy – but after using nearly a whole bottle of food colouring I decided I liked the colour the way it was (read as: I was not going to waste any more colouring on a trial cookie). So if anyone has any tips on how to get a nice dark navy without using a whole bottle of food colour all suggesting would be greatly appreciated.
I could not resist….. Will power and I are not good friends. I tried, I really did, but the temptation was just overwhelming.
Yip, I baked cookies…..
I still need to ice them, so maybe by tomorrow there will be some photos. (only if they turn out ok)
I tried to let Mr OL into my dark and horrible secret, but he was not impressed. I tried to show him pictures but he just looked at me as if I was mad. His comment – they look just like Iced Zoos…. Oh well, I suppose art is only in the eye of the beholder.