He might as well have come in and gone: “BLACK SHEEP BLACK SHEEP BLACK SHEEP BLACK SHEEP WE LOVE YOU BUT YOU’RE A BIT WEIRD AND YOUR MOTIVES ARE STRANGE TO US WE ARE SCIENTISTS YOU ARE A HISTORIAN BLACK SHEEP BYE.”
DESSERT IS COMING
So, my srs business theme baking extravaganza, A Song of Icing Sugar and Fire, is over. I don’t know who won, but it wasn’t me. I ended up going to a party last night with my lips stained dark from mixing black and red icing and accidentally happening to taste it everyone and then.
It was so worth the wait to let my Targaryen dragons dry - they are my absolute favourite. Martell sun-and-spears were a casualty of my mistake in covering them with a damp towel as the black and red bled together. My Stark direwolves were beautiful, but I was anxious to get them done, so I stuck them in the freezer which, in hindsight, was dumb as it make them pretty ugly. All in all, if I did it again, I’d probably work with fondant for the bases and be prepared to allow 24 hours for drying time. idk if there’ll be a next time - maybe A Song of Ice and Cupcakes? Never underestimate boredom.
For people who are asking, these are Nigella’s Butter Cut-Out Biscuits (naturally they are delicioussss) and their frosted with the meringue icing recipe and technique from Sweetopia, NOT fondant, though I did pipe them pretty thick because om nom nom sugar in my belly.
You can see pictures of the individual cookies HERE, but be wary for they are not so pretty up close (sugar cracks, I’ll have you know, and I made many emergency surgeries to stick on fallen limbs and dragon heads - who could have known that Westeros houses could be so breakable?).
Now I’m off, like Saturn, to devour some of my children with milk - Saturn might have missed out on that detail. Don’t worry, Jackie, I’m saving some for our online tea party :DDD
(And none for Walder Frey, bye.)
A Song of Icing Sugar and Fire is complete. I did a dumb thing where I covered them with a (damp - I didn’t realize) dish cloth to keep them safe, so a few colours ran, particularly in the Martell cookies - but alas. They are finished and they dye my mouth all different colours when I eat them because there is SO MUCH FOOD COLOURING.
Since I’m at the back end of the world, drafting a photo post right now to stick up in the morning - glad you guys enjoyed the work in progress shots :D
So far, on ‘A Song of Icing Sugar and Fire’…
THESE THINGS ARE KILLING ME. BUT I AM PROUD NONETHELESS. All the stuff is done now so it’s just a waiting game to let everything to dry, because I already had terrible accidents with my Tully trout and my stupid Greyjoy vagina-kraken and had to do them over. I risked the Tyrells, Baratheons and Martells though because they were the first I piped, so I figure they’d be sturdy. I think they look okay!
So yes, more pictures as I get them done. My hands are so many different colours right now.
Jackie, bb, how are yours?!
i’m covered in a fine sheen of coloured sugar icing, but all the colours are finished and tomorrow i’m gonna do the actual sigils.
life, what’s that?