I am hardly ever prepared with a post that is related to the holiday being celebrated. That is what makes today so special, because lo and behold here is a post that relates to St. Patricks Day!
Over the weekend I had a strong urge to bake. I wasn't sure what I wanted to make, but I knew it had to be some that I could decorate. You see I had this gel frosting pen left over from Christmas. I had originally bought a green and a red one. Well, Katie ended up get a hold of the red one and a few teeth marks later left it unusable. So, I have had this lonely green gel pen in my pantry with no purpose for a few months.
I landed on frosted sugar cookies. I started with one of the cheater bags where you dump the dry ingredients from a package and add one egg and some butter.
I did make the recipie that allowed for making cut out shapes. It was a tough choice looking at my shapes. I have a flamingo, longhorns head, and hearts. Nothing very in spirit with the holiday, so I ended up just using a glass to cut these out.
They smelled so good coming out of the oven!
Then I had to wait for them to cool! I still adore these stacking cooling racks!
Then the fun really began. I gave all the cookies a coat of white/vanilla frosting with a butter knife and then went to work doodling on the cookies with the gel pen.
I made shamrocks:
And it was pretty easy to write words:
This started off as "luck" but it turned out a bit gooey in the beginning there.
Which lead to making phrases like this one:
And what do you suppose this one means?
Go ahead... take a guess or two!
Yup. That's a mug of beer.
Put the phase together and you get Green Beer!!
Yes, I'm a dork
Yes, I was having way too much fun with this.
Yes, Mr. Happy got a nice laugh from this one!
Now, try this one.
I was thinking Spring when I was making this! Get it? Spring?
I can see getting more of those gel frosting pens in the future. They were really fun, made a big impact. And most importantly made me really happy!! Oh, and don't you think they would make a cupcake look fantastic?
The pens also said that you could use them to decorate the cookie before cooking which would leave a nice shiny baked in version of the decoration. I may have to give that a try in the future!
No matter how you decide to celebrate, I want to wish you a Happy St. Patrick's Day!!