So today is a rest day for me, as is tomorrow. Since we are heading down to Dallas tomorrow for the Rock N Roll Half Marathon.
Instead of heading to the gym this morning, I got up with the intention of decorating the five dozen sugar cookies I whipped up last night before dinner with a couple of friends. All didn't go as planned. I don't know what my problem was this morning, but I screwed up two, yes TWO, batches of royal icing for the cookies.
For some reason I thought I should only do half of the recipe, but I put the same amount of powdered sugar in as I would for the whole recipe. I was hoping to make black and white cookies, but the second batch of frosting that I attempted to make black, didn't turn out so black. (Note to self, research black icing.) I tried piping with the first batch, but the consistency seemed all wrong.
Then it hit me, too much powdered sugar! Duh! No wonder it wasn't working. So I pitched the two bad batches, and started all over. I now have one perfect batch waiting for my in my fridge, so I can get all of the cookies decorated tonight when I get home.