Do you like scary movies? I hate them. And yet... I watch them. At night. When everyone else is asleep. And my husband is gone doing some very productive and not scary thing for someone who does not live next door. They don't even live in this neighborhood. He is completely out of range and not at all being foolish. And there is a very real - although entirely too slim to calculate - chance that I could get eaten.
And now there is a noise coming from my refrigerator that I've never heard before. I think it's trying to talk to me. AND I DON'T SPEAK FRIDGE!!! I don't want to be eaten! Especially not by the leftovers I should have thrown away days ago, but now can't bring myself to get rid of because that means actually opening the lid on that bacteria hive of death. I'll probably just have to buy a new fridge now. That is... if I last the night.
And I can't make cookies because I need more icing. And if I turn on the mixer, I won't be able to hear the shadow of scariness sneaking up on me. And if I don't hear it sneak up on me, how can I terrifying scream as a warning to my youthful neighbors and their partying acquaintances? Also... it might wake up my sleeping children. And they actually do need to sleep because there were some screams coming from this house today that had nothing to do with being eaten by bacteria hive of death leftovers. I think they had something to do with someone looking at someone else and not staying on their own side of the couch. It was really hard to be sure between the crying and the screaming and the CRAYON DRAWINGS ON THE COUCH. Apparently, they said, "Keep Out!" in some language I've never seen before that happens to look exactly like concentric circles.
Just because I can't make cookies doesn't mean you shouldn't though. Like these white board marker cookies. And if you give them to your children instead of real crayons or markers... you might be able to avoid the soul-crushing KEEP OUT sofa crayon drawings in your own house.
2. Use the same cutter to cut little squares off the top edge of each rectangle.
Sometimes I worry that I make things more complicated than they need to be. After making these, I realized that I could have just used the rectangle from step 1 and not cut out the little top square pieces to make the top of the marker in step 2.
PS- This diagram is not to scale. I used the same square cutter for each step.
2. Fill in the rest of the marker barrel with white icing. And give the top of the marker that little nudgy part that you so painstakingly cut out. Go ahead and cover that part of the picture with your hand. See? Totally not necessary.
3. Once the base layer has dried for a few hours, add the word "marker" with thick black icing and a #1.5 tip. I used a KK for the font, but if you let the base layer dry overnight first, you could just scrawl it on their with a food marker first and then pipe over the top. The best part -- it's *supposed* to look hastily handwritten!
My favorite set of square cutters... but you could also get this much cheaper set.
Apple name card cookies.
Pencil cookies from a candle cutter.