My husband is out, so I can do his too (and also make sure they all get wrapped the way I like them to get wrapped. What, me... a control freak? Noooo! Okay, maybe a little. But I can control it!)
And so it's time to wrap up a few other Christmas things....
This year's Xmas cookie line-up.
I had to sneak the Babushka's in there, because I didn't make them for Mothers Day, and I couldn't let a year go by without them!
This is how I do their faces. By no means do I think that it is the definitive way of doing it, or the way they have to be done (see - I can relinquish control!), but it's a quick and easy, and gets cute results.
Flood a round / oval for the face (with flooding consistency royal icing)
Immediately pipe on (wet-on-wet, with flooding consistency royal icing):
- the rosy cheeks
- the hair
- the eyes.
Use a toothpick or scribe tool to drag the icing outwards from the eyes to create the eyelashes.
Leave the face to dry, before piping on a little heart for the lips. Use piping consistency royal icing for this.
Happy decorating (and gift wrapping)!