Has anyone ever successfully retrieved a splinter with a pair of tweezers? Because... I haven't. Yet, every single time I even think the word "splinter" I head for those unwieldy pieces of metal stuck together at one end that masquerade as helpful tools of splinter removing. But they are trickers, taunting me with their little pinchers that don't actually pinch. Sometimes I think I would have more success trying to pull out that splinter with my toes than with a pair of tweezers.
Also, why do we have to call it a "pair" of tweezers? The sides are clearly not matching as evidenced by their inability to line up and work together at the exact point you need them to. They should be called an un-pair of tweezers.
Also, in case you are wondering, I have a splinter. And I find it annoying. And not at all enjoyable. And I can't possibly make cookies when I'm annoyed. But you could. If you wanted to. I wouldn't mind watching you. Except, I mean, I would still complain about the splinter while watching you. Is that okay?
1. Bake a cookie while not getting a splinter. Try to make it in this shape.
2. Outline the cookie with a #2 tip and thick black icing. Start with the head and the inside of the neck. Move on up to the top part of the neck and the back of the swan. Then outline around the bottom and add the water last. Let it all dry for an hour while still not getting a splinter.
3. Fill the swan with white icing and the water with blue icing. Be very careful to not overfill your outline... or get a splinter. Let it dry overnight.
4. Add the tiniest eyeball every with black icing. Use the dark gold to make a sweet little beak. (Everything about a cookie swan is sweet. I'm pretty sure of it.) Make a wing with some more of that white icing. Try to make the top line of the wing match the top of the swan. (Unlike those tweezers.) Add some little water splashes with blue icing along the front and back edges of the water line. Admire your work.
KOREA TOUR DAY 7
These are the guards at the gate. I honestly don't know anything more about them.
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