I feel as though the world of my childhood has been washed away like a sidewalk chalk drawing on a rainy afternoon. Nobody knows who Rainbow Brite is anymore. Oregon Trail apparently caught it's own silicon diphtheria. I'm cool with the disappearance of shoulder pads, but where did high-tops go? And scrunchies? My hair was never healthier! My children don't even know what a land line IS, much less how to use one. No one is going to tell them that life is gonna be this way. I mean, they could always be stuck in second gear. When it hasn't been their day, their week, their month, or even their year, who's going to be there for THEM?
And just yesterday, I took them to McDonald's and discovered to my complete shock that they no longer sell root beer. ROOT BEER. I finally live in America again...and they got rid of root beer. I don't even know how to recover from this. I mean... I actually don't. I take my kids to McDonald's for ice cream and root beer when they fill their "earning chart." I don't even know of another restaurant that sells root beer, ice cream, and has a slide. How am I supposed to bribe them into being responsible members of society now?! Because, I'm going to be honest with you... cookies have kind of lost their charm over the last few years. Even these shiny mermaid cookies weren't bribe enough for the mess in our living room last night.
1. I actually adore this moose cutter and didn't want to bend it for these cookies. So I just bent the dough as I moved the cut-outs from my counter to the baking sheet. And I used a round cutter to take off the chin nobby.
2. Outline and fill one fin with 17 second green icing. Let it dry for 10-15 minutes.
3. Then outline and fill the second fin with the same icing. Let it dry for another 10-15 or until both fins have completely crusted over.
4. Outline and fill the tail section with 17 second blue icing and immediately sprinkle with blue and green sanding sugar.
5. Using a #2 tip and that same blue icing, define the fins with some vaguely wavy lines.
6. If you want to, give the fins a shot of pearl spray. I didn't cover the sugared section, I just aimed and blasted. It turned out pretty well.
Relatively simple mermaid cookie tutorial at The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle.
Make the Seashell cookies without a seashell cutter.
Get the moose cutter.