My Mum's birthday is just around the corner, but we celebrated early this week. I wanted her cookies to be something extraordinary, something new. I knew that my Mum wouldn't want to eat them either. So what to do?
A good friend of mine had emailed me pictures of a Christmas cookie garland and it planted a seed. I wanted to create a garland of what is most precious to her - her grandbabies.
I created the royal icing transfers by placing profile pictures under parchment paper. They are a bit tricky, but I just love how they came out. I do recommend making more than one as they are prone to cracks and breaking.
Here they are all ready for just a touch of extra decoration. It's funny how similar my brother's family is to ours. We each have 3 kids - 2 girls and 1 boy. Both of our eldest are girls with longs braids and our other daughters each have wild, curly hair. And our boys are just sweet, crazy little men.
Here it is. I love it. She loves it.
And there are a million things I would do different, but she won't let me redo it.
Sigh. A mother's love.