Move my entire family across the globe to a country where I can't speak the language, traveling alone with a 3 year old and a 6 week old baby while carrying 2 car seats and our 3 pieces of luggage that we intend to live off for the next 4 months? I can do that.
Join an Adventure Racing team as the only girl without any training or practice and using a mountain bike that only has 3 working gears still come in first place ahead of all the boys-only teams? No big deal.
Make a Harry Potter replica wand at 10pm the night before Christmas out of paint, paper, and hot glue? I'm on it.
Ice a cookie that may or may not resemble a person either real or fictional? No. No, I don't think I can do that. I'll put that on the list of things I will never do. Right under dressing fashionably and making regular play dates for my children.
But this year...2014....things are changing. I'm flipping my entire world upside down. I made a person cookie. On purpose. And not just any person cookie. A CUPID person cookie. I literally threw out the very first cupid cutter I ever owned, because I was so certain I would never ever use it in any universe, parallel or otherwise.
As it turns out, I was kind of right, because I actually used a Santa Claus cutter for this guy. Just flip it upside down after cutting out.
2. Pipe an ear and a face with 15 second skin tone icing. Let that dry for about 10 minutes.
3. Then add the torso. I promise -- this gets less weird soon.
4. Fill in the rest of the cookies with white icing. Let the cookie dry for at least an hour or two. Overnight would be good. If you make these on vanilla cookies you might be able to skip this step. Let me know if it works out for you.
6. Add another wing behind the first one. Pipe a squiggly line that vaguely resembles a bow with red icing and a #2 tip. And then pipe a heart pointing out.
7. Pipe an arm and a hand with thick skin colored icing and a #1.5 tip. Add a tiny eye and eyebrow. Okay... maybe it doesn't get less weird.
8. Use a food color marker to add the other eye and a mouth line. Pipe a little dot for the nose. Use your red icing to pipe a little tongue sticking out. Pipe the bow string and arrow shaft with thick black icing and a #1.5 tip.
The cutter I used was only available at Walmart over Christmas. But I think you could use THIS ONE just as well.
ADORABLE cupid/cherubs from Sugarbelle.
Simple and delicious... Cupid Arrow Milk Toppers from Cookies and Cups.
Make your hearts say anything you want when you make your OWN impression mat HERE.