I've already said this to my sisters, husband and mom but as my friends, you also need to know that I should NEVER decorate something for a special occasion. So, if I tell you that I'm going to decorate a wedding cake for someone, a birthday cake for you, or even something simple like sugar cookies, please tell me to just make brownies or ginger-molasses cookies, or key lime bars or something like that instead.
What happened was I told my sister I'd bring Easter cookies for a special picnic this weekend. If we decorate cookies to celebrate Jesus's birth, why not for his resurrection, right? I found adorable cookie cutters, bought Wilton icing for the decorating part, looked up my favorite sugar cookie recipe, found a good icing recipe for the base icing, and got my dough into the refrigerator. No problem. Visions of beautifully decorated, delicate cookies filled my head. Then, I began rolling out the dough and I remembered why I always vow never to do cookie cutter cookies again - it was a mess. But, I got the cookies into the oven, baked, and the base layer of icing on. What happened next is better represented by a couple of photos.
Enough said? If you're my friend, don't let me try this again.
If you want to try it, I used sugar cookie recipe #2 (which is Mary's Sugar Cookie recipe from the Betty Crocker book) and for the base frosting, I just used powdered sugar with enough whole milk to make it frostingy.