Tried Something New Last Night

I have been seeing the most creatively iced cookies this year on the Food Network and in blogs, so I had to try it for myself.

I learned a few things in the process. I would definitely make my own dough next time though, and I was not happy with the consistency of my flood icing, so I would need to work on that too.

All in all it was fun though. I almost wanna go out an buy the supplies to make more. Or, maybe I will buy the stuff and make some cookies to send to my family in Michigan for my sister Kirsten’s birthday on the 2nd of January. She might get a kick out of that. I could find some cool cookie cutters that look like cats or something else she might love.

Just a thought though. It looks like it would be fun to do with children, but unless you have the patience of Job I would not try it. It was very messy and I am a 42-year-old mother of two teenage girls who did not enjoy cleaning up the mess that I made alone.

Wrapping it up in Style

One of my favorite parts of gift giving is creating beautiful packages. When I was a child I learned to wrap gifts from my maternal Grandmother Midge, who incidentally called me Tulip as a child. Hence, the name of this blog.

She always had the prettiest packages on Christmas Day and always had mountains of wrapping to do. So, when I was old enough, I was enlisted to be her elf.

She taught me all about the right kind of paper to use, and color combinations, as well as technique. The foil paper was always used for books or special treasures, and kids packages didn’t get cloth ribbons. It always made me feel special to receive these beautiful packages.

Now that I am an adult I want to make people feel special too with my packages. I only hope in this technology age they can appreciate my effort. Even if they don’t, I’ll enjoy them underneath my tree until I give them away.