If you know me well at all, you know I'm slightly obsessed with all things Disney.
I've been to Disney World 8 times.
My husband and I are getting ready to go on our very first cruise ever.
A Disney Cruise to the Western Carribean.
Immediately, I knew I wanted to try a royal icing transfer for the bow. I wanted the bow to be a big, oversized Minnie Mouse bow. I've seen some cookies where Minnie Mouse's bow ended up looking like Hello Kitty's bow.
So I googled an image of Minnie Mouse's bow, printed out a sheet of them, put the piece of paper under some wax paper, and got to tracing.
The icing was the perfect 20 second consistency and I managed to peel all 24 bows off without breaking them....a huge success in my book! I only broke one bow while attaching it to the cookie, but a little royal icing glued it right back together.
But there is one eensy weensy detail that bothers me. I'm willing to bet you probably haven't noticed it.
Look at the line bottom black line. On the top big cookie, the line is fairly straight across. On the middle cookie, the line curves down. On the bottom big cookie, the line curves up.
I wasted so much time staring at the cookies before I iced them trying to decide which line would look better. Unfortunately, I couldn't see a big difference until the cookie was completely iced and I looked at all 24 of them at the same time. I iced most of them with the line curving down when I should have made all of them curve up.
Oh well, another lesson learned. And I like I said typed, you probably wouldn't have noticed the difference.
But here's the best part.
No matter how they're iced or whether or not they pass my OCD inspections...they'll still taste great.