Five Sites That Inspire Me #2

filed under: Miscellaneous on November 5, 2009

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When I started making sugar cookies, I had no idea what I was doing. I just sorta winged it a lot.

But one thing I loved to do was go online and look at pictures. When I came across Bridget's site… I spent a whole lotta time there.

Not only does she make beautiful things that are so much fun to look at, but she breaks it down. Gives step by step instructions, and encourages you to go out and make some!

I love that.

There is nothing worse then a pompous baker.

Except feeling like you have to toot in church.

Sorry.

Anyway, in honor of featuring Bridget today, I did something I have NEVER done before.

I made royal icing.

(Can you believe I have NEVER made royal icing before???)

It was not pretty. I have a whole new respect for Bridget and the talent she displays… working with royal icing is not easy! Or maybe it is easy, but I am just so used to the stuff I use that it was hard for me to adjust! I don't know.


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Bridget's site is just so pretty… I wanted to make something pink. Cause, ya know. Pretty in pink?

I am a child of the 80's.

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Since I realized I was totally unable to write any words with that finicky royal icing… I had to try out some dots and lines.

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I gotta tell you… it was much easier to do lines with her recipe. With my icing, my hands starts to cramp and I have to take 47 Advil to get through one dozen. Sorry. I might be exaggerating there. No more then 46.

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When I talked to Bridget about what inspires her… she said, "friends, family, and Martha". I am in love the brilliance of that line and think someone should snap it up immediately and make a blog with it as the title!

Oh yeah. She mentioned she likes to eat too. We can so totally be besties now.

Thanks sweet Bridget for your sweet and wonderful blog!

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  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is says:

    I love this series. It is introducing me new, fun baking sites!

  • bridget {bake at 350} says:

    Oh MY! Your sweet post and these picture are making me CRY!!! A tribute in cookies?!? I am just beyond flattered…and I am laughing because I’m glad I’m not the only one worried about tooting in church! ๐Ÿ˜‰ SOOOOO funny! Yes, we are besties, now! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Michelle says:

    YUM! I have no idea what the difference is in icings (probably due to my lack of talent, knowledge, skills, willingness to learn…the list could go on!) Which of the icings, taste wise, do you prefer?

  • Erica says:

    Royal icing sounds grand to me! Of course I don’t really write on cookies much ;)! I love Bridget’s site, I couldn’t figure out why you wrote the Bake at 350 until I finally clicked on over!

  • Jamie @ Six Bricks High says:

    You are so stinkin’ funny! That tootin in church remark was hilarious! Once again, I am so impressed with your talent.

  • Anonymous says:

    They are beautiful now I just have to work up the courage to make them like yours!! You made food gawker!!! Congrats!!!!

  • doreen says:

    Great post! I love Bridget too!!

  • Army Mom says:

    What a nice way to recognize Great bloggers! Bridget is a Favorite of mine too! Through her Tweet about you, I found your blog! Love it!
    Thank you!

  • sheri says:

    I LOVE your new site! It is so pretty!

  • Cate O'Malley says:

    So many pretty cookies, it’s too hard to pick a favorite – love them!

  • Gigi says:

    cute cookies! thanks for the info and links!

  • debi says:

    I like the royal icing creations too…and Bridget’s sight….well, I gained at least 8 pounds just clicking over ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kristin Smith says:

    Love the cookies. I don’t know the difference between your icing and royal icing. But I did go out yesterday and buy more food coloring, pastry bags and metal tips. And this morning Gabriel and I made blue cupcakes. I am addicted to the colored foods!! Thanks for being an inspiration!:)
    Kristin

  • sheri says:

    Whoa! I think I just spent an hour looking at her site. Totally bookmarking that one.

  • sheri says:

    Oh, and here is one of my favorite food blogs. http://www.pinchmysalt.com
    last time posting on this post, I promise! LOL

  • Scorpio Woman says:

    wow your cookies are great ๐Ÿ™‚