Saturday, September 10, 2011

So Long, Summer.

Dear Summer,  
this is what you're supposed to be about, right?
{darling camper found via Jen's pinterest board & from this blog}

Tooling around the country with a cute little vintage camper?  Visiting national parks, roasting hot dogs, making s'mores?

You are NOT supposed to be about massive flooding, wildfires, and drought.
So long, summer.  This is the end of the road; we're breaking up.  I'll miss your delicious tomatoes and juicy, sweet peaches.  But still, we're through.  It's not me, it's you.

My new love Fall will be along any day.  And guess what?  We're going camping.

Well, at least we're making camping cookies.

To make the vintage-y camper cookies, you'll need:

  • camper-shaped cookies (I used a template)
  • royal icing tinted with AmeriColor Super Black, Turquoise mixed with Leaf Green, Bright White, and Super Red
  • disposable icing bags
  • couplers and tips: #2, #1 
  • squeeze bottles
  • toothpicks
First, with a #2 tip, pipe a wheel on the camper.
{Yes, the cookies are speckled...a recipe I'll share with you *someday.*  <<< that's called a teaser.}

Outline the campers in black, using a #2 tip.

Since we're working with black, give it a little extra time to dry.  I outlined the cookies, folded laundry and ran to the grocery store before filling.

Thin the white and green icings with water, a little at a time, until it is the consistency of thick syrup.  Cover with a damp dishtowel and let sit several minutes.

Stir gently with a rubber spatula to pop any large air bubbles that have formed. Transfer to squeeze bottles.

Fill in the camper with the thinned icings.  Use a toothpick to guide into corners, edges and pop any air bubbles.

Let the cookies sit for at least 1 hour. Again, since we're working with black, I'll give it a little more time.  Go for a walk, play a board game, watch Real Housewives...give the flood at least an hour to set.

Use a #1 tip to pipe the window in black.

Use a #2 tip to add details in red.

 {Thanks to Jen for the camper inspiration!}

See ya next year, Summer.

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