Fork Spoon Knife is the personal blog of Asha where she chronicles her journeys in food through stories, recipes and photographs. She can also be found doodling and sharing her experiences as below.

 
                        

9.27.2010

Iced Sugar Cookies for Daring Bakers and a Call for Votes

As many of you know, I am participating in the Project Food Blog contest. Voting for round 2 is now open until Sep 30. I would much appreciate your votes. You can read my challenge post and vote here. Thank you very much! :)

Baby Cookies

Now, moving on to the other item on the agenda for today. It's the 27th and, Yes, that time of the month again, for a Daring Bakers challenge to grace our blogs! The theme for the month was Iced Sugar Cookies.

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.

Baby Cookies1

Honestly, cookies are really not my thing and I find them, especially, the iced ones, way too sweet. Not surprising, given that the bulk of the icing is powdered sugar. So, I was going to give this month a skip. But, then life had other plans for me! :)

You see, one of my oldest friends delivered a baby girl last week. We have known each other for more than 15 years! It just seemed the perfect event to make iced cookies. R isn't a fan of pink stuff and neither am I; very restrictive and way to girly for me!:) So, I went with pastel shades in general. This was to be my test in drawing. I realised I am not so hot at it. LOL.

Cookie Cart

Still I managed some semblence of a baby carrier (yes, that green thing is that!) and some random doodles on others. For the black icing, I mixed some cocoa powder in the icing. In fact, that was the best tasting icing as the intense sweetness of royal icing was cut by the bittness of cocoa for a nice balance!

For the recipe, link here.

26 comments:

  1. Asha, they are simply lovely, cute and pretty, but not too girly! Perfect for a sweet baby girl!
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  2. Oh asha yr cookies are zabardast...lucky friend..they are too pretty

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  3. They are so pretty! I really like your refined decorations...

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  4. Thanks for sharing the recipe! I'm now itching to do some baking but I reckon the best part is decorating! What tips do you use for the icing, Asha?

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  5. hey Trisha, I used Wilton tips 1,2,3. I made the standard sugar cookies but you can add flavor to the dough and have more fun..

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  6. Those cookies are lovely !!! as well as your Sicilian dish..You have my vote!!

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  7. congrats to your friend. very simple and neat cookies =) and all the best in the FBC. i voted just in case u were wondering. hehe

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  8. I think your baby carriage cookies are lovely. Very thoughtful to make them for her.

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  9. Nice theme, love the one with the crown :)

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  10. Hehe how cute! What a nice gift for your friend.

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  11. Glad you made them Asha, because they are really pretty! I like the idea of adding cocoa to the icing to cut the sweetness...nice!

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  12. Asha, I'm glad you changed your mind about making these cookies. Don't know about your drawing skills, but your cookies are "hot" as far as I'm concerned. :)

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  13. They turned out great. You have a lot of patience. I love them.

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  14. Great job! Your baby carrier is so cute!

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  15. I loved the deco, I also think the icing sugar makes it way to sweet, though my daughter just loves it.

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  16. Your cookies are beautiful! Great job on the challenge!

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  17. Those green prams are super cute! You did a good job on them, I like how perfect the white flooding came out on those cookies.

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  18. They tasted good. My mom thought the cookies with cradle icing was too cute to eat ;)

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  19. i have got to tell you, i love to draw, and draw well enough (see my recent post) but can't really decorate cookies well.

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  20. Sono semplicemente meravigliosi :) ciao

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  21. I love your cookies. I think they're just adorable!

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  22. how adorable your cookies look! simply too cute! nice job on these ash!

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  23. just lovely and darling :)

    Betty Bake Blog

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