Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Little Lamb, Who Made Thee?

Hurray! SPRINGTIME!
No really!

The snow is melting, there is a light rain in the air...
I CAN RUN OUTSIDE AGAIN AND NOT WEAR ONE THOUSAND LAYERS!

It is so amazing to finally be able to go outside and see everything melting. Sure, there is dog poop everywhere, and it's hard to go for walks for fear of being splashed by cars, but the final result of glorious sunshine makes it all worthwhile.

I love Summertime in the Fort! We're so close!

Anyway, I have spring fever. My windows are all open and I'm cleaning up, getting ready for summer. To celebrate, I decided to do a cookie. It has been a long time since I've actually taken my time on a nice looking decorated cookie! To honor spring, I made cute little spring lambs. Yes, yes, they look like sheep to me too, but let us use our imagination for a while. Look, all bubbly-cute!

I made a few types of lambs to figure out how I wanted to decorate them, in the end, these lambs were the nicest (other than flat coats and non-peril topped coats). Each bubble is put on, then let to dry (10 minutes or so) then another layer, then another until finally you get this cute bubbly/puffy look. Makes for a great coat!

I'm the black sheep in my family :) But I could just as easily be the one below (Scary Lamb).

Personal Happy News, kinda boring. BE WARNED:
This summer, hubbie and I are building a home on the lake. We are super excited to see all this snow melt so we can get started... TIME IS TAKING FOREVER! Honestly! But, I am confident that it will all go down without a hitch. We just got the blue-prints back from the engineer. HURRAY! I cannot wait to get out there. Hubbie and I went out to the property last month to take photos; there was snow up to our waists! Only one more month I'm sure, then all of this will be almost gone!

Anyway, rant done. I'll post more more fun ideas soon! Ta-Taa!

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56 comments:

June@I will craft said...

Cute... I can relate to the 'black sheep'.... :)

Tammy @ she wears flowers said...

These are beautiful cookies--they must have taken forever to do, though!

Lisa said...

These are just adorable! You did a wonderful job!

Cupcations said...

The cookies are adorable, good job!

Pink Little Cake said...

Can I come and visit when the lake house is done? LOL congratulations.
Super cute cookies!

Rhinestone Beagle said...

Adorable! I love the white sheep with the black face. Very cute.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I tellya, this idea is outstanding. I love it!

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I do hope you'll find time to stop by for a visit with me. Have a super weekend!!!

sugarswings said...

adorable! love the black sheep too!

Joanna said...

So cute! Did you just use royal icing?

ashley morgan said...

These are amazing! Love the fur bubbles.

Meghan @ Domestic Sugar said...

Joanna: Yeah, Royal Icing all the way. Instead of a loose flood, I opted for a 5 second incorporation flood. Meaning, the flood will settle into itself after about 5 seconds. The Layer by Layer application means that each bubble dries separate. If you put them too close, you would just get a blob that sticks together (like a thick flood).

Anne @ Flour Box Bakery said...

These are so cute!! I especially love the detail on the faces - such a cute design! Congratulations on building a house!

Abby said...

Congrats on the house!!! I love the cookies! Great tip to do each set of dots in layers.

Amy@ServingPinkLemonade said...

Darling cookies!

Tracy said...

So cute!

Emily {WhipperBerry} said...

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MeenyMoe said...

Pretty little cookies! I love how you bubbled them! I just made fancy cookies like that for the first time and I know how much work it is! - Karen

Marnie said...

Those cookies look fantastic! We are in the begining of Autumn here in Australia, so I'm looking forward to wearing layers! My husband and I are currently doing a large extent ion on our home (he's building and I'm the foreman ;) I'm blogging about our progress, the roof should be on next week!! I hope you get a chance to drop by and have a look.
x Marnie {3pickles}

Manni said...

wow! how cute are these!! They look amazing!! LOve it :)

abeachcottage said...

Very cute cookies :) they look too adorable to eat. Thanks for sharing.

Audrey @ Sweet Cheeks said...

Love (as-in L-O-V-E) these cookies!!! They are seriously TOO stinkin' cute! So excited to find your site ;)

lilaloa said...

Hey -- I just did sheep similarly today! But...I like yours better. I couldn't find a uniform way to do the icing dots. I'm going to study yours and make mine better. :)

amy@flexibledreams said...

You did a REALLY great job with these! Such patience :-)

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Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

Too cute to eat!! A new home is such an exciting thing, congrats! Thank you for linking up to my K.I.S.S. blog bash last week. This weeks blog bash is in full swing again!! If you haven't already please be sure & link up more of your creativity, I look forward to seeing all your great ideas. :)

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Red Couch Recipes said...

These are soooo cute. Did I understand you right -- does each dot take 10 minutes???? Joni

Cheryl @ Sew Can Do said...

Such a striking look with those dots. So many great goodies - I'm a new follower:)

Monica said...

These are AMAZING!!! I can't wait to browse around and see what else you have on your blog! :)

Marie Arden said...

So cute I want to try making them. Where did you get the cookie cutter? I love all your cute ideas.

Donene said...

Wow, these are adorable! love your creativity!

Inspired2cook said...

Your cookies are beyond cute! Perfect for springtime!!!

Lizzy said...

Such adorable cookies!!! LOVE these :)

TidyMom said...

these are adorable!!!

Thanks for linking up to I'm Lovin' It! I featured your post in my wrap up! http://tidymom.net/2011/easter-treats/ Happy Saturday!

Kathryn Michelle Jenkins said...

wow. this is incredible. I love the way you frosted. incredible.

kathryn
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Joy said...

These are adorable!

katy said...

You must have a ton of patience. Very nice job, love the lambs.

Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage.com said...

These are so sweet!

Walking by Faith said...

How precious (and yummy looking) are these cookies!

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Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

These are so adorable! I saw these on Sweets for Saturday and had to pop over.

Michelle Maskaly said...

Love them!!!!!!

Julie said...

I would love for you to link up at Inspire Me Mondays @ Singing Three Little Birds!
http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2011/04/inspire-me-monday.html

Jan at Jewelry4Change said...

Adorable! Thanks for sharing.

Jami said...

Precious little lambs! You did a beautiful job decorating them! I hope you stop by the Tuesday To Do party and share it!

http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2011/04/tuesday-to-do-5-and-4-list-makers.html

Smiles!
Jami

Donna said...

Sheep Lamb it dosen't matter they are adorable!!!!!!

Susie said...

those are darling! What tip did you use to make the bubbles?

Brandy J. said...

I just found your blog and am your newest follower. Thanks for creating such an inspirational place to visit!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hi...I am beside you at Show and Tell Friday. I'm your newest follower...what a fun blog. I think these cookies are so adorable. You obviously have a lot of patience! Come visit my blog if you have time. I'm going to look around some more!
~Ann

Charcoal and crayons said...

These are amazing! And good luck with the lake house adventure - sounds exciting!

~april said...

i wish i had known about this when i had my son's sheep party last year! these ane incredible! where did you find that fantastic sheep cutter? i searched and searched and did not fine one as cute as that!

Sue said...

Amazing little lambs. Love their faces:)

amalia said...

Just saw these darling cookies. I am making lambs for a baby shower and would love to do the dots like you did. Did you make the flood frosting thicker than usual? Sometimes when I do big dots I get some indents forming when they dry...so I'm needing advice on how to prevent this. Also....what tip size did you use for the dots! Your cookies are incredible!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Meghan @ Domestic Sugar said...

amalia: I did make my icing thicker than most floods... I do a 5 count until blended icing. That just means that once you stir the icing, you have a 5 second count until it settles down. I used a regular #2 tip, and just made dots of various sizes. Let them dry in between. That's the key!
Good Luck!

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Meghan @ Domestic Sugar said...

It has a lot to do with density of the icing, and air bubbles. Make sure you let your icing rest a little with a damp cloth over it so the air bubbles can surface, then tap the bowl to pop them (saves time). The icing should be very thick, but thin enough to spread. It takes just the right type to make this work. Hope that helps.

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

These are beautiful! Great job. I hope you'll link up to my Hippity Hop Easter Project Hop.

http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/03/hippity-hop-easter-project-hop.html

Lindsi B said...

Adorable cookies! Very nice job! I'd like to invite you to share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Friday @Toys In The Dryer http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/03/fun-stuff-fridays-16.html.