The holidays are drawing to a close. We will still celebrate Twelfth Night but for most people Monday is the "back to business as usual" day. I keep the decorations and lights up for several more weeks just to brighten up the dark New England winter. We actually had incredibly mild temperatures this weekend. The snow is melting and today we had lots of foggy spots around town. The photo above is a view of our street from the front yard.
Today we had a get together with most of the members of my husband's a cappella singing group. Fran, our hostess, made these incredible decorated cookies and since I had my camera along to take pictures of the fog I just had to take a few pictures of the cookies as well!
There were all sorts of designs and I was amazed at the tiny details on some of the cookies so I asked how she did it. Maybe some of you already know about these, but it was news to me to find out that you can buy markers with food coloring that have tips of varying thicknesses. She frosts the cookies with royal icing and lets it dry and then goes to town making creative details with her family and friends.
One of the types of markers she uses is called "FooDoodlers" and they can be found at a shop here in town (I think I'll be heading there tomorrow!). Here is a LINK to their website. They even sell cookies with printed designs ready to be colored. She also got some markers at the King Arthur Flour Company. I have been to their headquarters in Vermont and it is an amazing place. Here is a LINK to their website which has all sorts of wonderful products and recipes.
This hasn't turned into a baking blog(!) - I just wanted to share this discovery and I think I may have an idea of another way to use these markers...if it works, I'll post it soon.
Speaking of markers, there are still a couple of days left to leave a comment to be included for a chance to win a set of 12 ProMarkers from LetraSet - I used these markers for this card that I posted last week. All of the details are in that post if you are just getting back from holiday travels and are catching up on your blog reading. I also want to let you know that my "evil twin" Okie will be showing some projects she did with the markers and she also has a set to give away so you will have another chance to enter on Okie's Blog. She will be drawing at the end of the week.
THIS LINK. These are the only comments that will be included - one comment per person please.
One More Note: I am sorry about the problem with my download links. I am very frustrated with 4shared. There was a totally unfounded report of copyright violation by IFPI - an entity that monitors music downloads. My account is frozen until I can get the IFPI to reply to my email and admit that there is no infringement. The only files I share are my personal work to which I hold the copyright and there has never even been any sort of music file in my account.
The file they lodged the complaint about is the one titled "CAPADIA Double Stairstep Happy Happy PS.gypsy" that I shared last week for gypsy users who wanted to make this card. My only guess is that somehow those words are similar to a song title and a computer program spit out a report which was acted upon with no logical human person taking the time to check the file. This is making me rethink the way I share files and there will probably be some changes so I appreciate your patience. I hope that an actual person will respond to my email once people are back to work tomorrow.
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