Happy New Year friends!
2012 was a really good year for this little blog. Thank you everyone who follows and reads and comments! You make me want to keep doing this day after day.
I’ve made a few personal blog goals for the coming year, and I can’t wait to share more treats and continue to learn and try new things.
I made the cookies above for our little New Years house party we went to. I used my new curly number cutters my mom bought me for Christmas:
I created this color swatch to work from. I wanted bright fun colors, but something a little different than what I normally do.
It was fun trying to get my icing to match colors I chose ahead of time.
I iced the small tile cookies by pouring the icing over the cookie, like I did with these I Voted cookies. It might be my new favorite method of icing. It’s easy and I don’t have to outline and flood each one. I did the same with the numbers, but in white.
I thinned out the remaining icing and put just a tiny bit into a squeeze bottle. Then I squeezed it and let the color splatter all over the numbers. (Saw this technique on Sugarbelle’s blog here.) It was fun and came out so much better than I was even hoping!
Once the splatter on the numbers dried, I planned on attaching them to a couple base cookies and then icing the bases. But…. I ran out of time. So I used hot glue. Sorry cookies. (Oh and I learned a tip from the cookie gals of Cookie Con. Place some bunched up cling wrap on the platter before stacking the cookies, and they won’t slide around. It worked great!)
I stacked the tiles all around the base cookies, and they were ready for the party!
I’m so ready for 2013, bring it on!
What goals or resolutions did you make for the New Year?!