This week a certain little girl I know turned six, and seeing as this VIP was popping round for a cuppa and a Birthday present with her Mum and brother today I thought I would makes some cookies to celebrate.
In my head this was going to be a quick and easy cookie make, as I had some frozen cookie dough in the freezer, but on Friday things went a bit a rye. 'P' search in the big chest freezer for about a hour to no avail the cookie dough was missing dum dum dum!
So at this point I decided it would be much quicker just to make some more. Foolishly I decided to make a batch of cookie dough using a recipe that came in a magazine with my Butterfly cutters, as the plan was to make some Flutterby biscuits for the birthday girl.
Brain fog, no energy and a dodgy recipe meant that despite following the recipe to the letter when it came to rolling out the dough, it was still really sloppy sticky and unrollable, we must have added more flour to mix on the board than was in the orginal recipe.
They finally went in the oven, after a bit of a change of plan. I decided to make some little some stars too as they were easier to cut out.
So sorry no photo's of this as I was in such a exhausted daze by this point, I completely forgot.
It was off to bed for me, one exhausted baker.
So day two of the bake it was time for the fun part. I rolled out some ready roll pink icing, I love using this vintage Pyrex rolling pin, although I'm also a little scared every time that I might drop it.
After topping the biscuits with the icing it was time to decorate them, I loved this bit letting my creativity loose.
I finally got to use some of the cake decorating bits I got for my Birthday back in the Spring.
So as you can tell I don't bake very often these days as I find it very exhausting, pesky ill health ruining the fun again.
I made some cookies without icy too, so they were suitable for one of my guests who has a nut allergy. The actual cookies are lactose free too.
I made Pretty girly butterflies for the Birthday girl
Lots of fun was had with different designs for the star cookies.
Star with mini stars
Crazy glitter icing 'more is more' stars
I even made a couple of Spongebob Patrick's stars as some of the cookies lost there shape when baked and looked just like him, so I couldn't resist.
Ta-Dah here are the butterflies ready for tea and
a second Ta-Dah for the star cookies.
I think I like them the best, even though they were a happy accident and not part of the original plan.
They are all long gone now, munched by family and friends and some taken home for another day.