I'm so happy right now because a lot of things I thought would go wrong and that would take me forever all worked out on my last project. I wanted to bring patriotic cookies to a lunch tomorrow with my family, but I just didn't have a lot of time to decorate. I decided to make one giant cookie to save time, however I'd never done it before.
So things that went right:
1) I was worried about burning and uneven baking in a rectangular pan, but the cookie came out perfect!
I used a cooling rack to flip the cookie pan over, so the bottom of the cookie wouldn't burn on the pan and it could cool on the rack. When I flipped the cookie back over, however, there were HUGE dented lines running down the cookie from cooling on the rack. I was worried about that messing up the design and making the icing run in the wrong directions.
2) Then I realized something...There were 14 lines created by the 14 metal bars on the cooling rack. This meant I had 13 perfect spaces to fill in for the stripes on the flag. How cool is that?! That saved me a TON of time trying to measure out perfectly straight stripes.
I just need to trim a little off the top. Sometimes things do go just right.
Congratulations, letsgetcaking! You've obviously been living right! Terrific cookie, too! I know your family's going to love it.
Good for you! So great when thgings work out!! The cookie looks great!
That is so wonderful! Glad that worked out so perfectly for you! You would think that you had planned it that way!
I wish I was an American to copy that brilliant idea!! Congrats on a great day and a fabulous cookie. Happy July 4th!
Thank you, everyone! I was just so excited that it worked out well, I had to share.
Excellent, Isnt it wonderful when a disaster suddenly becomes your best idea !
That's very funny! Glad it all worked out, it's a nice cookie.
Glad it worked in your favor....love the cookie!