Sunday, March 28, 2010

More Zig Zags and Polka Dots

I realize that I have already posted pictures of Easter eggs.  But I don't think you realize how much I love them.  So, let me tell you - I love them. 
You see, all through school, especially the last years of my college experience, I occupied my time in class with doodling.  (I wasn't the best student.  I now know it's because I was going to school for the wrong thing.  If I could go back and do it over, I would have totally gone to culinary school.  Unfortunately, I discovered this after 5 1/2 years of under-grad and 1 1/2 years of post-grad schooling.  You live and learn.)  I might not remember much from Theatre History, but I know I did some darn good doodling in that class. 
My Easter eggs look like a page out of my Microeconomics notebook.  (Without the random "supply and demand curve" - that isn't a curve at all.  It's a line, people, a S&D line.)  I can remember wanting to show my doodles off, but didn't really have any sort of outlet to do that with.  So, I would just share them with my younger sister, Betty.  Betty doodled a lot, too, so she appreciated them.  She would show me her cool doodles that she did in class, too.  (She's not much of a student, either.  We're a lot alike, in some ways.) 
Well, I now have an outlet to share my doodles and I couldn't be happier!  I did 62 egg cookies this week and loved every single one of them.  I think this is the first style of cookie that I'm excited that I get to do more of them this week!  (Usually, after staying up 'til midnight decorating cookies, I don't want to do that particular shape for a while.  But not with these!)
These are more like "working" pictures than "studio" pictures.  I loved the way the sun was coming in, so I didn't get my lamp out to suppliment the lighting.

There were no 2 eggs alike. (I like variety, can you tell?)
You might have also noticed that I don't like pastels.  My sister, Bonnie, said something about me not using "traditional" Easter egg colors, which I'm assuming she meant pastels.  I asked her if she expected me to use "traditional" anything.  She said I had a point.

For this one-
You see that lumpy cookie in the middle?

Here's a closer look -
Oh, she's lumpy alright.  (Don't worry.  No one pays for this cookie.)  She's a designated pok'er cookie.  I poke her (pok'er) to see if the icing is anywhere close to being hard.  It takes quite some time - anywhere from 12 to 24 hours.
(Don't worry, it doesn't hurt her.  She's still tasty, just ask my brother-in-law.)

In addition to the eggs, I did some birthday cookies.
So, happy birthday, Amy!

And now for more shout-outs -
My lil sis and her mate.

My friend in Tifton - Surprise!  These are coming with your iced whites!!

And of course - my brother and his crew -
I even made up a basket for them!

Well, I hope I make it through the next 2 weeks - I'm booked solid!!  So, if you don't hear from me, it's because I'm being suffocated by flour!!  (It's the way I'd want to go!)
Let's get baking!


  1. Beautiful! I'm so glad you enjoy doodling. That's a lot of cookies! And I love the pok'er cookie. That's funny! It gave me a good idea for a cookie for Mark's birthday, too!

  2. Bethany! I am SUPER impressed! I want to talk to you about a party some ladies from church and I are throwing in May... You will be hearing from me soon!

    - Kathryn