Saturday, December 6, 2008

Snow Men and the art of piping

I have absolutely no skills in piping, seriously. I have a bit of a shake, and I get nervous at the idea of something being permanently attached to something. But I decided to try and make some of my left over pate sucree into snow men - simple one's without too much glitter and glam.
The easy part was rolling and cutting (although I'd like to have made them closer to 4mm rather than 7mm so they would have gotten a little more firm quicker). When it came to decorating I was stumped having never decorated xmas biscuits except with my nanna and opa (these consisted of a basic white icing with a smidge of lemon, and sprinkles on top - which are delicious, just not, well I guess 'elegant' for lack of a better word). So I started researching what to put on the biscuits, I could so colored sprinkles, colored icing, I could add candy, do some serious piping decorations... I just got lazy and made some royal icing and piped on a scarf, some buttons and a hat.

I really need to work on my piping skills.


Snooky doodle said...

How cute. They look nice. :)

Michelle said...

These are absolutely adorable.

Annie said...

These look great! Much better than my recent first attempt at piping onto cookies!

Haley said...

Aw.. these are cute! I have no piping skills either, but I blame it on the fact that I am left handed. What does that have to do with piping? Who knows, but its the excuse I use for my terrible handwriting as well. :)