So Christmas time is over...which means a lot of places will finally be getting some snow :)
Or at least that's how it seems to be here in the midwest....so they say.
Really, I don't know. The year before we moved here, Joplin got like 8 feet of snow or something. People were blocked in their houses and all that. Since we moved here....
Let's face it....snow doesn't like me as much as I don't think I would like it. I mean it's cold....
Anyway, speaking of snow.....I thought I would show a quick tut on making snowflakes that are pretty and still fast and easy
Let's start at the beginning...
First you will need your cookie. I chose a gingerbread for this example because it shows up better on camera.
I'm using a heart shape to demonstrate the basic technique. I'll move on to a snowflake shape in a sec.
You will also need some piping consistency icing in whichever color you choose and a #3 tip.
To begin your going to make a teardrop shape with your tip. Start by making a nice big dot. Release the pressure from the bag, press into the icing slightly (but not all the way to the cookie) and then drag down
Then repeat on either side, meeting at the middle
This is your basic pattern. This is really all there is to it.
Then to your snowflake...
Repeat the side pattern (teardrops meeting at the middle) till you have reached as far in as you would like to go.
Finish it with a center and any other details if you like.
For a better visual on this, check out the VIDEO here.
Once you have this down, you can combine this pattern in any way you choose to make a variety of designs. :)
Anyway.....easy right?? And once you have the basic pattern down you can knock them out so fast it could turn back time....
Well that's that! :) I have 9 more weeks to go on the baby count down. Getting big, getting slow, getting tired....