We had a surprise birthday party to go to this weekend for Kim, one of our friends from the barn. It was a barbecue but we all brought something to share. I always like having an excuse to bake, so I decided to make sugar cookies. Amazingly, I didn't have any birthday shapes in my box of 101 cookie cutters. So I did horses, dogs, and stars just for the fun of it. Ting, my riding instructor's daughter, decided to come help me decorate them. She picked the colors that we used. Not surprisingly, she chose pink, purple, and turquoise- her favorites and all, in different combinations, her cross country colors. We had fun with the frosting and sprinkles. She had never used pastry bags to decorate with frosting, but turned out to be a natural!
Here are the trays of cookies. It was boring to just do realistic colored dogs and horses, so we got creative!
Here is Ting with one of her favorites just before she at it! Everyone at the party enjoyed them, and they were quickly devoured! Guess I can't wait to make some more :-)