My Peeps: Version 2.0 - sugar cookies! Are you a fan of the ubiquitous Easter candy - those sugar coated marshmallows? I love the idea of the them, but don't care for the taste of them, so when I stumbled across a set of Peeps cookie cutters, I knew they'd be joining my collection. Now, I can have my peeps and eat them, too!
Though I think next time I make them, I'll round the ears on the bunnies a bit more; they are just too pointy - they don't look "marshmallow-y" enough. (Yes, I know marshmallow-y is not a word, but let's pretend it is today, mmmk?)
Did you celebrate St. Patty's Day? Maybe you found a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? There weren't any rainbows in my neck of the woods, so I opted to make my own.
And, for added luck, I threw in a few four leaf clovers as well.
I also recently tried my hand at sculpting a tow truck and cars for a birthday cake. I borrowed a toy tow truck from my nephew to use as a guide. When he delivered the toy to me, my nephew of course asked what I needed it for. His response when I told him, "Tow trucks are easy to build! You just need to make a truck then add a crane and a hook." He didn't take me up on my offer to let him do the constructing of the piece, though. Hmm...
As for the $40 pie - it didn't look very pretty, but tasted excellent according to A, who was the lucky recipient. She tried to make me feel better by telling me boysenberry pies never look pretty - I'm not sure I fully believed her though.
So, what made it a $40 pie? Well, turns out you can't find boysenberries in any of my local stores. Nor could I find them in the big city during one of my visits. The only solution was to order the berries online and have them shipped - not the cheapest route - but it helped make A's birthday fantastic, so it was well worth it. And, good news, I've got enough berries left to make another $40 pie! Maybe the next one will turn out prettier...
Talk to you soon!