Sunday, March 27, 2011

real eggs this time

Wow. I know its been a cookie eternity since I've posted. But I do have an explanation for myself. See, when my friends and family call me up, this is how the conversation goes--

THEM: So, what have you been up to lately?
ME: You know, making cookies.
THEM: Uh, huh...trailing off...losing all interest in further conversation with me...

I'm tired of the rejection, so I had to hold off on cookies and do something interesting this weekend so that I can still have friends. I ran 7 miles. I figure that will buy me at least 3-5 days. Now I have to quick make some cookies before my interestingness wears off.

And I do mean quick. Given that I already had some egg shaped cookies baked, these took less than 10 minutes! And maybe I shouldn't tell you that because now you are going to look at all my mistakes and say, "Yeah...maybe you should have taken your time on those little treasures."

But let me tell you something -- You are probably right.

In case you are wondering...stencils. They are your friends. They are certainly my friends. And not the kind of friends where you have to run 7 miles so they will still talk to you.

22 comments:

SweetSugarBelle said...

These are gorgeous. I just dont understand it. It must be our friends. My zone out when I start talking cookies too...hummmmmmm, I just dont get it!

Rita said...

I think it must be your friends. When I start talking about cookies, mine just ask where their share is!
Love the stencil effect, what sort of icing have you used? (I'm a cookie decorating newbie... I used to only care about how they tasted, now I care more about how they look!)

Donna said...

Love the color. How do you achieve that?

lilaloa said...

Callye -- Maybe we should take up a more interesting hobby. You know, like sky diving with chickens...

Rita -- I covered these cookies in fondant and then used a thick royal icing for the stencil job.

Donna -- I'm basically obsessed with dark red. I start out with red food coloring until it won't get redder. Then I add brown until it no longer looks pink. If I want a darker red, I add just a little black and let it sit overnight and then adjust if I need more brown or more red in it.

lilaloa said...

I just wanted to add that I use the same process for making red with both royal icing and fondant.

JonJon'sMom said...

Too too cool. I'll be your friend and talk cookies.

Haniela said...

These are gorgeous. I love stencils.
Love the color choice and you photos are fantastic!

Michelle said...

I feel your pain....gorgeous cookies!

Loren @ The Baking Sheet said...

These are so elegant! Just beautiful! And I know what you mean....my friends and family are so sick of hearing about cake, cookies, Facebook fans, blog followers, SweetSugarBelle (sorry Callye!) and fondant techniques. I guess I'm a bit obsessed! LOL! I wish you lived closer so we could chat about cake/cookies until our heart's content! :o)

Terri said...

That's why us "cookiers" have to stick together...nobody else understands our obsession!

Love the stenciled eggs...I have a drawer full of stencils that I have picked up at various times and have STILL never tried it!! So many cookies, so little time.....

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning!!!!!!!
Blessings, Donna B.

Glora said...

Woo Hoo - 7 miles way to go! And these cookies are seriously GORGEOUS! I love the colors you used and the pattern on them is absolutely beautiful! Hugs- Glora

Susan aka Andovercookiemama said...

Gorgeous work! At least youhave your online cookie friends! My kids tell me that if they have to look at one more cookie they're gonna (probably can't say what they said on this family friendly blog!) Teenagers! Anyway, stencils are NOT my friend! Let's just say that I'm not very good at using them. Maybe someday....

Nisson Family said...

GORGEOUS eggs! I love it! They are just so pretty. :) My fave color. :)

Pam

Anonymous said...

They are beautiful!

lizy b said...

Tutorial please! Pretty please! Pretty please with disco dust on top! I've never used a stencil before but now I can't wait to try!

Butter Hearts Sugar said...

They look amazing, I love how easy yet impressive stenciled icing is.

Gorgeous work!

Alison said...

Great stencil work!

Emily P said...

A-MAY-ZING!!!! Your cakes/cookies are such an inspiration! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I will be back here VERY soon! Happy baking!

Signature Sugar said...

I am intimidated by stencils and thick royal icing! Help! ;)

have A cookie said...

I love stencils! I haven't come across the one you used, any chance you remember where you found it!

LilaLoa said...

have A cookie

Its part of a set called Floral Explosion by Designer Stencils and I got it here --

http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=23880&name=Floral%20Explosion%20Cake%20Set%20by%20Designer%20Stencils

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