Alternatively titled: The longest post about cookies ever.
Alternately-Alternately titled: 300
Because that's how many cookies I made this weekend.
Yes, you read that correctly. Also, I made a birthday cake, petit fours and another 40-something cookies.
Because I must hate myself.
How does one cram all of that into one weekend? Glad you asked, here's the breakdown:
After work come home and make 2 double batches of this cookie recipe. (Would have made 3 but I didn't have enough eggs or butter. Because I apparently can't multiply)
Bake 5 cakes (should have been 7 but I ran out of cake mix. Yes, I use cake mix. But I 'jazz it up a bit.')
5:15 Stop at grocery store to buy eggs, butter and cake mix.
5:45 Get home and make dinner.
6:20 Bake remaining 2 cakes.
6:40 Start baking cookies. Beginning with baby shower cookies.
8:30 Finish baking 45 baby shower cookies and 200 of the 300 cookies. Switch to cake.
9:20 Finish assembling and icing 3-tier birthday cake.
9:35 Decorate 20 petit fours.
10:00 Text Brad to see where he was (See, I knew that since I had taken on far too much that he would be 'concerned' so I sent him away with our friend Scotty)
10:05 Make small batch of icing for baby shower cookies. Decorate.
11:00 Call hubs who still hasn't answered. Call Scotty (also no answer), call Scotty's wife, Heather and see if she's heard from them.
11:15 Decorate more cookies.
11:30 Frantically call hubs again. Not because I was worried, but because I was exhausted. He finally answers his phone.
11:45 Wrap up petit fours.
12:00 Brad comes home. I go pass out.
7:00 Wake up early because I know I have a ton to do. Put flowers on the birthday cake.
7:45 Begin baking remaining 100 cookies.
9:20 Make the world's largest batch of icing ever. (OK, probably not ever, but it felt like it.)
9:45 Start piping the outline of circles onto cookies. Continue until noon.
12:00 Begin flood filling the cookies. Get about 12 cookies in and realize that the grey is a bit lighter than the CJRW logo. Remix and darken the icing.
12:15 Wash out mixer. Realize that icing is still too light. Curse and darken again.
12:30 Flood fill 90+ cookies.
1:50 Get cake ready to deliver to friend at our 'meeting place.'
1:55 Get a block from the house and realize that the cake is going to fall over. Turn around, come home. Try not to cry.
2:00 Take cake apart (bottom tier was not holding up well), curse buying a different brand of cake mix. Curse Walmart for being out of the kind I usually buy. Suck it up and make two cakes.
2:30 Turn back around and go to meeting place.
2:40 Be grateful for really cool, understanding friends.
3:00 Decorate a few more cookies.
3:30 Meet up to deliver petit fours and baby shower cakes.
4:00 Decorate more cookies.
6:00 Get ready for Christmas party. Don't think about baking again until the next morning.
8:00 Get up early. Realize exactly how much my back hurts. Decorate more cookies.
10:00 Finish flood filling all the cookies. Begin piping letters.
2:00 Finish piping 75 Cs, 75 Js, 75 Rs and 75 Ws. Text Nancy and complain about her choice of typeface for the logo.
2:30 Go to Target to return Christmas gift and 'let the cookies dry.'
5:00 Make dinner (Um, I forgot to make any lunch).
6:00-8:30- bag cookies individually.
8:30 Place bagged cookies into boxes.
9:00 Swear that I will never, ever commit to that again. Pass out, glad to have that behind me.