So Steph was turning 30 and had invited me to her Alice in Wonderland themed birthday party and I had promised to make her a giant cupcake (which turned out to be a bit of a fail because it went all droopy on me - photo proof will be at the end of this post). Luckily I also decided to make cookies, of course Alice in Wonderland inspired ones that say "Eat me" or "Try me" he he he.
You can find the recipe here. Yes it's another Martha Stewart one....she's awesome!
The flour mixture
Creaming butter and sugar
Add the flour mixture into butter and sugar and watch it transform
Until it forms a dough
Oh well....here are the baked photos
Royal icing in snap lock bags
Pipe the edges first and allow them to dry (around 30mins)
With the remaining icing, mix a tiny bit of water in it but make sure it is still stiff and not runny! Very important as I found out (takes twice as long to dry and also creates air bubbles)
Spoon the icing onto the cookies (the dried edges works as a barrier to stop the icing running over the side). Again allow to dry
The bar area....mmmmm loved the Strawberry Martini
Oh and as promised.....here is my melting giant cupcake.....traggic isn't it?
Happy 30th birthday Steph!
Thanks for being such an awesome friend : )