I mentioned once upon a time that I've started decorating sugar cookies. It's been quite the learning curve, but it's always good to learn something new. I kept getting asked, what do you charge, what do you charge. Sadly, I live in the midwest where you don't have this type of cookie done at a bakery so I could even decide if I was in the right ballpark. I'm still not sure I am. I think with experience I can get a little more, I'm not really sure. Someone needs to help me here, please!
Anyway a couple weeks ago I was hit up by a girl I went to high school with on Facebook. She asked if I'd be able to do cookies for her daughter's birthday. She wanted My Little Pony.
Ooooo... I've never done My Little Pony. I didn't have a cookie cutter in that shape. I wasn't real sure how to answer. I was worried, really worried! I kept asking questions and kind of putting off an answer for as long as I could, then I really had to give her an answer. My friend YouTube came in to play and I found a video telling me how to do it. Later I found an easier one but I already decided I could do the video I found so I shot her a price and said yes. I did a test run and was okay with it. Now it's missing a leg, details, and I didn't wait between different icing applications, but I knew I could do it....
Sunday I began the process. Time to make the sugar cookie dough, let it chill in the fridge, cut it out, and place it in the freezer. That's just my process.
Tuesday I put my base coat of icing down. It needed to dry overnight. I had help watching my baby girl on Wednesday so Wednesday was the day to actually decorate.
When I came up with my pony to do, I chose Rainbow Dash (no I don't know My Little Ponies, I had to look this all up....). Later I found Pinkie Pie that would have been easier but I already committed to doing Rainbow Dash. I told her I would do 12-15. She wound up with 17.
She wanted a total of 4 1/2 dozen. She also wanted the Number 4 and a cloud with a rainbow. I decided to put them all on squares because you know kids, if they thought one cookie was bigger than the other because of different shapes, they'd be upset. This helps avoid that.😀
She's supposed to pick them up today. I'm really ready for them to not be in my possession anymore. I always worry something will happen. Speaking of that, maybe I should go check on them and see if I need to cry......