So I was sitting here curled in my favourite chair thinking about Halloweeny things and this little worm of a though crept into my mind....it pestered and pestered.
Me: Halloween soon… and I need to sort out a pumpkin shaped cake for the Boy's birthday
my brain: Nah don't want to do that...
me: must look up icing recipes and find a bunt cake tin to make the cake pumpkin-y.
my brain: Boring
me: I have had a crappy week, I'm tired and I need to do something productive.
my brain: thats no fun.. I know Dia De los Muertos.
my brain: the Mexican Day of the Dead
me: I know... what about it.
my brain: cookies!!!!
my brain: sugar skull cookies.
me: I don't have a skull shaped cookie cutter.
my brain: the internets
my brain: that's it that’s perfect!
me: its not available.
my brain: ask our friends... tweet it
goes on twitter.....pleads for skull cookie cutters...
meridianariel *grump* trying to find a nice "skull" cookie cutter to make sugar skull cookies .. gerrrr help?
snowflakeunique @meridianariel www.foosecookiecutters.com/... found these ones.
meridianariel @snowflakeunique lovely but the postage ouch...any uk ones? All I have seen are sets and I only want a skull for Dia Dae los Muertos cookies
snowflakeunique @meridianariel good old lakeland ? http://www.lakeland.co.uk
my brain: lets go shopping in Derby...we need clothes and coffee too.
me: I hate shopping... but it would be nice to get out of the house... coffee is good...and there are books..
my brain: yay.. and cookie cutters....
so off my brain and I trundle to Derby, in search of cookie cutters... FAIL .... the only skull cookie cutter is one in a Halloween mini set from Lakeland, as I already have Halloween cookie cutters (bat, cat, tombstone, ghost) and dont need more. In the mean time I meet up with my friend Ali and have a blubber about being homesick for the states, depressed, and despairing of the state of Halloween around these here parts, I refrain from telling her about my cookie cutter obsession. I shopped for clothes drank rather too many iced lattes.
my brain: no cookie cutters then? *is sad*
my brain: we're clever and crafty can't we make one?
...googles on phone with free mall wi-fi while drinking iced latte. Cookie cutter tutorial
me: *snorting with laughter* sharp metal? and stuff from the hardware store.. I'm thinking not.. hmmm I wonder....
my brain: wait... what?
me: what if we got a round cookie cutter and reshaped it?
trundles off to a cook shop and purchases a large round metal cookie cutter.
meridianariel Have bought a round cookie cutter and am going to bend it into a skull shape! I will win or die trying.
Then Matt met me at the mall and we went to go see Zombieland and the cookie cutter was forgotten.
Me: OMG Zombies!!! *zombie glee*
Matt: *zombie glee*
My brain: dude zombies rock! *zombie glee*
The next day I sit at my desk and get the pliers out and being to shape and bend the cookie cutter, using my hands, the desk, and the pliers.
My brain: that’s not a skull….it’s a mushroom!
Me: It’s not finished yet!
My brain: just saying like…sheesh.. trying to be helpful and all.
My brain: it’s a skull! It’s a skull… It’s ALIVE!!! *mad scientist laughter*
My brain: cookies cookies cookies cookies…
Me: *face palm* it’s not the Day of the Dead yet…
My brain: … cookies?
My brain: you suck…
what? True story it totally happened that way.