Last week in class we finally got to work with royal icing. I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I was to finally work with a medium I was familiar with. (shame on me for ending a sentence in a preposition).
We were first instructed to begin our roses. Unfortunately, we were never allowed to finish them.
(That's the lesson for the next class.)
What a waste of royal icing.
Some of them looked okay. Some of them definitely needed worked on.
We also learned how to make rose buds. IMO, these flowers are ridiculous. I think they look silly. But then again, that could have just been my technique (or lack there of).
Now the primroses and apple blossoms were my favorite. They were super easy and super quick to make, once I got the hang of it. Now I just need to make a cake to stick these on!
(look at that, another preposition ending)
Okay, now for the shameless plug thing.
Recently, I've been getting more and more inquiries about making cookies for people, pricing, and other details. I tend to direct people to this blog. At this point, I am still working on basic techniques, mastering icing consistency, and design concepts. I happily accept most all opportunities to enhance my skills, which is why I need you! I can't practice, practice, practice if I don't have events to make cookies for. (woohoo preposition !) What I have decided, is, if someone is interested in having cookies made, then I will do everything to meet their needs. I love a challenge. As we get closer to the holiday season (and football season), I may have to say no to some requests depending on time constraints, but as I said, I will do my best. Also, I have not sold many batches, mainly because I've just made cookies for family and close friends. The cookies I have sold were priced at $2 . 00/cookie. I am more than willing to adjust the price of the cookie depending on design difficulty and number of cookies. Both of those affect the time it takes to make the cookies. It's hard to put a price on time, but I feel $2 . 00 is fair for both myself and the person buying them. Also, the amount of cookies needed does not phase me. I am open to making many, many cookies at one time (if designs are somewhat simple).
Anyway, I guess that's my PSA for the day.
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