First, you need to make some transfers. (This might be part of the reason why I love this cookie. Transfers make decorating seem so much easier!) Once you get your icing ready ... just drop some blobs of yellow on wax paper to make pears. Make a circle with red icing, and pull it out into a tail for the partridge. And then... the bow... I draw the two outside edges and pull them toward the center with a toothpick. Then I drop a little dot in the middle. The I make the ribbon ends by starting at the bottom and going toward the center. Which is all ridiculously complicated now that I'm actually saying it out loud. You can, and should, make it however you want to. You don't even have to have a bow if you don't want to. Let them dry overnight.
2. Outline the pot and the tree stem with a #2 tip and thick black icing.
3. Fill in the pot, dirt, and tree spaces. You can do it all at once if you are careful not to overfill the lines.
4. Alternating between medium and dark green thick icing, pipe on leaves around the outside edge using a #67 leaf tip. (The key is to start on the inside, pipe a little blob, and then pull it out toward the edge... creating a point at the end of the leaf.)
5. Keep going until the tree is all filled in.
6. Add your bird and pear transfers. Give the bird a tiny little beak and add the tiniest drop of black for an eye.
7. Pipe a line of red across the middle of the pot.
8. Drop your bow on top.
KOREA TOUR DAY 1
They almost always have a work out area as well. You know... for the kids.
They also sell beautiful bonsai daisy plants here. And fuel and shiny giant gold necklaces and snacks and jeans and other things that you don't need but always want when you see them.
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