Today was the last day of the school year. When I came home from work yesterday, (I work part-time–a full day every other day because we have a block schedule), my husband started singing, “School’s Out for the Summer.” Haha…teachers get excited at the end of the year too. One end-of-the-year staff tradition that our high school does is a potluck lunch on the last day of school. Everyone brings a different item, and the past four years, I have always brought in a dessert.
Today, I brought in sugar cookies. I’ve thought about these for a while now, but procrastinated on making them until Sunday night. Sunday night at 7. (At least I made the frosting the day before.) So I was up until after midnight decorating these, (and adding some finishing touches last night), which made for a hard Monday, but they were worth it.
I made lemon sugar cookies (because lemon’s my favorite) with lemon royal icing. I also used Disco Dust for the first time. Boy, is that addicting! I could have easily Disco Dusted all the cookies, but tried to restrain myself to just the dragonflies.
So, here is the bunch, having their close-ups.
Disco Dust is amazing. It just takes a little while to do, as I piped and flooded the rest of the body one day and left the blue wings until the next day. (Unless I wanted the dust to stick to the whole body.)
And a flower for the bugs to land on, or eat.
And the bee flying to the flower. Okay, I’m done being cheesy.
A close-up of the butterfly wings, because those took a while to make.
I boxed the cookies up, ready to take to school. When I ordered packaging boxes some time ago, I didn’t remember ordering blue; I thought I ordered chocolate brown. Anyway, they’re a Tiffany blue color, which doesn’t fully match my logo, but fine, or “whatev..” as my students would say.
Enjoy, and welcome to summer. xoxo