I have been so excited lately to be helping out with a new business in my town – a yarn shop! For opening day, I thought it would be nice to deliver some cute cookies, decorated like balls of yarn. Once again, my confidence way outshined my actual skills. I should have been suspicious when google searches didn’t bring up results for “cookies decorated like yarn.” Could I have searched wrong? Did I suspect that nobody had ever tried this? I found one inspirational picture, Yarn Ball Cupcakes, so I thought, “I can do this!”
This was not what I had in mind. Fine for my kitchen counter, but not to bring to the opening of a new store!! I decided that the careful piping and attention to detail were not something that I could handle at 10pm. So… I thought, why not look at clipart and get inspired by some simple drawings….
I was not satisfied with this attempt either. Royal icing too runny, image looking too random. Was going to give up. In walks teenage daughter and says “I’ll make you cookies that look like balls of yarn.” She grabbed the piping bag and made these for me:
I didn’t bring them that morning, but when I got home around lunchtime and saw all the rows of cookies, I realized I couldn’t have 6 dozen cookies in my house (because 4 of us would eat them ALL), so I brought them to the shop. Since nobody could see the image in my mind of the perfectly decorated cookies that I had wanted to deliver, they didn’t know how much of a fail this was for me. Thank goodness they were eaten up since they tasted so good! I’m going to post the recipe soon at my site.