9:00pm - Scout entered the kitchen, and this is what he found... after 2 hours of work, I only had 11 snowmen partially decorated, and 7 circles with white icing. He asked me how I planned on finishing this, and I said I had no idea... so, he rolled up his sleeves, and joined me in the kitchen.
We came up with a plan of attack... base layers for all the cookies, accents will be applied later. I quickly realized that the amount of icing was not sufficient for the cookie inventory on hand.
9:50 - Another batch of icing (I swear this happened yesterday?)
9: 55 - Icing explosion in the mixer - so much white powder, I was expecting Kate Moss to show up at my door any second.
9:58 - What? Not enough sugar to make the icing... how did that happen? I had 10 cups of sugar at 7pm! Although our neighbors are very nice, I think this is a bit late for going next door for a cup of sugar. Plus, I need about 4 cups... of powdered sugar... not the standard request.
10:02 - Driving to the grocery store for sugar - hoping that they are still open.
10:04 - Phew... they are open until 11. Sugar in hand, headed home for the final stretch.
11:22 - Scout is ready to throw in the towel. He heads up to bed, and I finish up...
One hour later, all the cookies are decorated! Total investment: 5 1/2 hours, 12 sticks of butter, 20(ish) cups of sugar, and two tired decorators....
Plate for the contest:
Scout's favorite: snowmen with green scarves
My favorite: peppermints or santa hats. Hey, I can have 2 favorites - it is my blog!