I decided to go to a cookie decorating class tonight. Here is what I made:
1. It is harder than it seems.
2. There is an art to making a simple straight line.
3. All those fancy balls are called, "dragees" pronounced dra-ZHAY. Although, I am not sure that's how I heard it pronounced tonight. It is a French word that means, "small balls." I'm not sure that's correct either. But it sounds good and might be helpful information should I ever go to France.
4. There are dragees that are actually edible jewels. They cost a lot of money and I have two in this box. One of them is purple and looks like the Queens' jewels.
5. I can bedazzle the hell out of a cookie and I tend to get a little carried away.
6. The dragees although beautiful are hard on the teeth and baby might have to have oral surgery after eating one of these cookies.
7. All dreams of opening a cookie shop and becoming famous and rich were dashed tonight when I realized it is actual work....and I may not be a "natural."
8. Vodka is the perfect solution in which to mix drawing glitter for painting the cookies. It is also good to drink some straight while decorating with small balls. I don't think it was allowed tonight so we used water.
9. The next class I am going to sit closer to the over achieving girl who was clearly a professional cookie decorator. That way I can photograph her cookies and post them to my blog. JUST KIDDING...........kind of.
10. The next class I will also bring my vodka with me in order to be fully prepared.
I hope you find some time to procrastinate and do something wildly fun and not on your list. And, don't be afraid to throw some small balls and vodka in there, too.