Don’t you wish life could be as simple as an episode of The Wonder Pets?
Problems solved in 20 minutes with a healthy snack of celery at the end…
better yet I wish that I counted celery as a snack!
Am I right or am I right?
So if you have a child under the age of 4, I’m certain know you the Wonder Pets.
Those 3 cute little guys, “Linny, Tuck and Ming Ming too” have saved the day hundreds of times and lived to tell the tale.
I wish I could say the same for the little critter that we found outside yesterday.
These are the things I think of when we find an unwanted guest in my kid’s sandbox…
“Was Mikey the Mouse on a mission to rescue Molly the Mole?”
Oh, the guilt.
I would have let Mikey find his way to Molly if I could have just been sure that Mikey wouldn’t have ultimately taken a pit stop in my house for a nap and nourishment.
Please don’t judge me, I love animals.
I love the ones that you can house-train. I love the ones that will play fetch.
But if you are, what I like to call a “critter”, the only way you’re making it in my house is on Nick Jr.
Sorry, it’s the truth.
With all that said, I made some cute cookies last week for a Wonder Pets birthday party.
They were fun to make and I think they turned out cute!
I have done Wonder Pets before…they have actually turned out to be one of the most popular cookies I have made, but in this case I was asked to make the “fly boat” that they travel on.
Here was the process…
I don’t have a cutter for the boat, so I drew out what I wanted the cookie to look like…
Next, I made royal icing, separated and colored it.
I made my Wonder Pets symbol for the sail of the boat ahead of time.
It is easier to do this ahead for smaller embellishments. Just a trick.
I “drew” in royal icing on wax paper and let them dry for a few hours.
Small decorations like this dry rather quickly, but this is also something you could do days in advance.
Next, I made my cookie dough, and let it chill for about 2 hours.
If you are going to be “free-handing” a cookie, in my experience, you have to work with very cold dough. It makes it much easier to cut the shape without the edges being too jagged.
I traced my picture on a piece of wax paper and cut out the shape.
I rolled my dough approx 1/4″ thick and using my shape, I cut the dough using a small paring knife.
When the cookies were cooled and ready to decorate, I outlined the sail of the boat, flooded and immediately set on my “W” that I had made, so it would stick to the icing.
Let them dry overnight and then bag and bow!
Hope she had a great birthday!
Now on to the “fly chicks” …
Spring will “officially” be here this weekend and to kick off the season I am taking part in a fun event with 6 other cool blogger chicks.
Each day, starting on Monday one of us will “host” the day with a sweet Spring/Easter themed treat. There will also be a giveaway EVERYDAY ~ Woo hoo!!
Another cool thing is you can join in the fun and link up your Spring ideas to each post.
Check out Hoosier Homemade’s complete rundown of the event!
My hosting duties are March 31st, but be sure to check out all the talented ladies that are taking part…and don’t forget the free stuff…EVERYDAY!
Monday, Diane over created by diane will kick off the festivities!
Make sure to check it out 🙂