Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas Cookies

Ashley posted her, oh too cute, sugar cookies that she made and decorated her own self. Swistle blogs often about her delightful baked goods. The magazines at the grocery store checkouts flaunt the ease with which this can be accomplished by any person with coordination and an IQ slightly higher than a monkey.

This is an area of serious consternation for me. I really WANT to be able to bake and decorate Christmas confections, in particular cookies and a gingerbread house. I have been trying a series of projects for the last 5 holidays because I want one of the holiday "events" to be assembling the gingerbread house at my house.

So, last year, I find an adorable set of "3D" Rudolph sugar cookies:
Here is our creation:

sigh. We tried really hard. I might just have to come to terms that I may never be a good holiday bakess.


creative kerfuffle said...

semi-same person indeed. you should see the pic of the candycane cookie i tried to make last year. it looks like a twisted dildo. i did have to laugh at these though : ) 3D? i'd never attempt such a thing. oh, and they have gingerbread house kits. we made one last year. it collapsed shortly after completion.

Tracy said...

Oh man those always make me laugh.

Swistle said...

Oh dear no. Those are not BAKED GOODS, those are ART PROJECTS. I don't even attempt bakedy things that involve artistic talent. I do the kind that get poured into a 9x13 pan.

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

I find myself laughing, even though I don't mean to as it is the at you variety. My sister used to photograph food for ads, etc.- you don't want to know what they do to get them to look that way. Not edible at all and a little scary.

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