Not to brag or anything, but I'm REALLY good at starting things. I'm like a Starting Things Superstar. When I want to do something or something needs to get done... I just go for it. I say... why waste time? Push that start button on the microwave. Don't just stand there trying to decide if it needs 20 seconds or 37 seconds to warm up enough to not be a popsicle but not so much that it turns into molten lava in your mouth. Just press start. Your kids are going to need your desperate help finding their shoes before it's over anyway. And then you'll be under the bed wondering who gave them that battery operated hamster when you discover 7 years worth of laundry that never got washed which will remind you that you're actually out of laundry soap because you never remember to put it on the list...but you have a coupon...if only you could find it...and then it's 3 days later and you realized you never did get to eat that food in the microwave. So really...just push the start button and move on already.
Also... work-out plans. I'm basically an expert at starting those. I start a new one pretty much every day of my life. I love the beginning of a work-out plan. It's so exciting. So much potential. You are basically invincible as you throw on your t-shirt and lace up your sneakers. I mean... you could CONQUER THE WORLD!
On an unrelated note... I'm not so good at the finishing of things. I'm an 85 percenter. I get nearly done with a project, I can see the end and I just *KNOW* it's going to be fantastic. But then... where's the challenge, right? I've already proved I could do it...I should probably just move on to something else.
Like these cookies. I made them months ago. Like...the beginning of September. And I told myself I would post them before Cookie Con. And then I thought maybe I would post them during CookieCon. (Ha! As if there was extra time for blogging during CookieCon!) But I promised myself I would for sure post them before Halloween. But then... I mean... they are pumpkins....they can wait for Thanksgiving, right? And then... as it turns out... Thanksgiving is TOMORROW. I'm all out of time!! So, let's make some pumpkins!
1. Use a scriber or toothpick to mark the center of the cookie. Outline and fill every other segment with a medium consistency icing. Let it dry for at least an hour.
2. Outline and fill the remaining segments. Let dry for 30 minutes.
3. With thick icing and a #5 tip add stem by squeezing icing into the middle and then pulling up as you release pressure. A #3 tip will work as well...just wiggle it in a circular motion as you squeeze and pull to make it wider.
Grab the scallop cutter HERE.
See how to use a paw print cutter to make pumpkins HERE.
Make pumpkins using a flower cutter with The Bearfoot Baker.