So, my first week in Florida was spent mostly prone on the couch getting caught up on some reading while I recovered from a nasty head and chest cold that knocked me flat upon our arrival. As lousy as I felt, I was happy to be nursed through the past week by the humourous writings of Julie Klam. To write as candidly as she does is not done, in my mind, without thoughtful examination in front of the full length 360° mirror of one’s life. Most of us don’t have the nerve for such close personal scrutiny but Julie Klam has boldly chosen to share what is reflected back at her, embracing all of it with honesty, insightful clarity and with great wit. If you haven’t read any of her work yet, treat yourself, you won’t be disappointed.
Time now for my third and second last installment of my Corny Valentine cookies. Trust me, if I gave you this next cookie you will know without a doubt that my love is deep and true. Seriously.
and the recipient of the next cookie will know for certain that I’m in it for the long haul.
With exception of the addition of the wings, both pigs are made in the same manner using the large frame cookie cutter.
Pipe the border of the cookie with light blue piping icing using a #2 tip. Then flood with light blue icing.
Pipe the outline of the pig with a #2 tip and black piping icing.
With pale pink flood icing, flood the pig’s snout and hooves.
Next flood the pig’s head, legs and body with bright pink flood icing.
Let dry overnight and in the morning, go over your black piped lines with a black edible marker and draw on the pigs’ eyes and mouth with the same marker. Using pink flood icing, add the curly tail. With white piping icing and a #1.5 tip, write your corny Valentine message. Don’t forget the red hearts using red flood icing!
For the flying pig, pig wings with a #2 tip and black piping icing. Flood with white flood icing and when dry, sprinkle with white sanding sugar.