don't be afraid.
it's not as hard as everyone makes them out to be.
in fact, cookies with royal icing are much much harder and take more skill.
believe me, as i am a very poor royal icing piper and managed to make these.
wanna see what i'm talking about?
well, let's go!
so many thanks to Michelle (of Sugar Swings) and her super cute reeses's treats for cluing me in on these!
when i went to walgreens to get them, my eyes were like popping outta my head as i searched the candy aisles. but they weren't there and i was sooo sad (i know i am hopeless). so i got myself a giant bunny peep to make me feel better and headed to the cash register. while i was in line, i looked at the candy next to the aisle and woolah! there it was!
oh i was SOOO happy!!! (i know i am hopeless)
then i put those aside and went to the next step in my adventure and made the following from this recipe.
(but like i said i am the world's worst piper so bear with me...)
when you pipe the baskets, make some whole eggs with no holes for the back of each cookie. i did make the first batch with all holes but i suggest you do half with holes and half without to get the best results.
and i followed the recipe to a "T" so if you want details and helpful clues on these, please check out the recipe there.
then you can get this:
it's a macaron basket
here are a few more details:
and there you have a ton of baskets for everyone!
i think it needs one more thing...
i found these beauties at jo-ann's but have seen them at michael's too.
(yes, i went there AGAIN! sigh)
but look the trip was worth it!
i think they are much cuter like this.
oh and before i forget, i used some of the macaron mix to make a few of these:
Ooo! i like these very much.
i didn't even use a template.
i just winged it.
and did you know drawing on macarons with food markers is a total breeze unlike drawing on cake pops?! you gotta try it!
so there it is.
my last minute "why are you making another treat for easter" treat as my hubby calls them.
and i tell him because i can.
just like YOU can too!
happy happy hippity hoppity easter everyone!!!