It is a miracle that this is actually going to post today. The icing on these lovely cookies is still wet, and my fingers are dyed a nice reddish orange. But, it is done, and it is delicious.
The September 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Mandy of “What the Fruitcake?!” Mandy challenged everyone to make Decorated Sugar Cookies based on recipes from Peggy Porschen and The Joy of Baking.
Thankfully I am an old pro at this sugar cookie decorating thing. Well, I am not a pro but I have all the necessary cookie equipment and I don’t make as many mistakes and I did when I first starting doing this. I have an icing recipe I like and trust, and I know how long the process takes to do it well. I could have used an extra day to really make a polished looking and impressive cookie, but the two days I gave myself was just enough time.
For this challenge we were to make a basic sugar cookie and decorate them with a September theme. I am sure I am not the only one who immediately thought of fall and the changing seasons. So, I decided to try something I had not tried before…marbling my icings. I wanted to create a fall colored leaf with all the lovely red, orange and yellow hues that display themselves this time of year. While some are better looking than others, I was really pleased with the results. I simply dropped a few colors of icing on the cookie and spread them around with a toothpick to create the marbling.