Fear of failure kept me from completing these latest keys in a timely fashion. I found my self working in fits and starts – often at the end of the night when I was too tired to resist my worries and really should have been in bed…I was influenced by a cookie magazine, dreams of grandeur, memories of my youth, and those new big icing tips that keep popping up on-line (Facebook? Instagram? Pinterest? – not sure) – wherever they are the ads worked because when I spied those tips in the Lee Valley catalogue I got some…
I did fail a lot making these keys – mostly with the icing (which I ended up making 3 times). But I had fun too! And even though the black dog came for a visit eventually he rolled over and I rolled over into the 1200’s. 1200 keys! That’s not nothing!!!
I am grateful to my husband who for the past few weeks patiently moved the many pans of undecorated gingerbread out of his lunch making way while I faffed around in my “process”.
Overall I’m happy with the end result (especially the taste) and know that I’ll be better at this the next time I give it a try.