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Monday, December 22, 2014

The Only Right and Proper Way to Frost a Cookie

Merry Christmas!  For my last post before Christmas, I thought I would share instructions on the "Only Right and Proper Way to Frost Sugar Cookies" for all you last minute bakers out there.  Also for all you do-it-all-way-in-advance bakers whose children already ate all the baked in advance treats so you have to make more at the last minute.  Either way, here goes:

Step One: Assemble 12 cousins (ages 9 and down) in one place, preferably under the supervision of 1 Grammie, 1 mommy, and 2-3 aunties.
Step 2: Provide cookies, frosting, sprinkles and other materials on large tables
Step 3:  Run away and hide, shield your eyes, or take a coffee break.
 Step 4: Come back later and admire the masterpieces,
 noticing in particular the sculptural heights that frosting can reach, as well as the total weight of sprinkles one sugar cookie can withstand.  (Pardon the blurry photos, documenting the master frosters doing their thing was high-speed work that wasn't well managed by my low-speed camera).
 Step 5: Clean up as fast as possible to minimize the number of cookies that DON'T make it home again.

And that's how it done.  If you don't believe me, just ask these two little experts - they'll fill you in.
 Merry Christmas and happy baking to everyone!


~ Tandis ~ said...

It has become a favorite tradition with my kids.

Jessica said...

Brynnie is a junior Tandis. Always hugging somebody. :)))