Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Belated Mothers Day...

I am a procrastinator. I never do anything today that I can put off till tomorrow. Mom was here Saturday for a visit, I finished her gift bouquet on Monday.  Maybe someday I'll get it right.

Last year we built this silly little bird house.  No plans, no directions; we just whacked it together. And these beautiful blue birds came to build their nest in it. They had four babies!  We felt blessed.  That was my inspiration for my Mothers Day Cookie Bouquet.

I here is a peak at my Mom's gift. The birds and house are cookies. Birds were cut with cookie cutters and I used template to cut out the house.  I frosted all three with royal icing.  I was trying to get a rustic look for the roof, but my idea failed.  I will try something different next time.
The flowers and ivy on the birdhouse are blossom-fondant.  I always add about a quarter cup of white chocolate marshmallow fondant to the recipe when I make it.
 I found the tulips here.  Mine aren't quite as nice, but I think they are pretty.  I had problems with dipping the cake pops in the chocolate. I don't know why.  I tried thinning it with paramount crystals, but then the chocolate coating ended up cracking as they set up. Need to do some research.

By the way...that pretty young lady at the top of the page; she's my Mom.  That picture was taken on her 90th birthday.  So that's it, my Mothers Day Sentiment..  Happy Mothers Day Mom (a little late).

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