That was not a sigh of relief actually . Well, in my previous post, I did say how much I wanted to make my own homemade macaroons. I’ve got the right recipe actually & also all the ingredients needed. However, I still lack of self-confident to start with. So much things going on in my head. Especially when my mom burst out “That’s a lot of steps to follow up. Are you sure you’re going with this?”
So I made up my mind to switch my plan on making macaroons to sugar cookies. BUT, I still going to stick to the making-macaroons plan but it’s just not for now. Maybe next week(?) or probably next 2 weeks(?) I’ll see how it goes with my sugar cookies first. If everything goes perfectly well, I’ll proceed with making macaroons.
SO, as for the sugar cookies, it’s not because I am 100% confident with the recipes but the whole recipes of both sugar cookies & decoration techniques are way much easier compared to macaroons. So that means I have at least 50% level of confidence in it ,which is wayyy higher than my level of confidence in macaroons.
The first time I looked at the stunning decoration techniques of sugar cookies, my mouth was in a big “O”. I can’t get enough of the pictures on Google so I thought “Why not give it a try.” Slowly my eyes were dragged to the top comments from the viewers located below the recipe given. IT WAS ALL POSITIVE. You can tell they were satisfied with the recipe given by the pâtissier.
” Hmmmm..This is it! This is the one!” I silently told myself & without having second thoughts on the royal icing recipe, I hurriedly made my way to the kitchen & carefully followed the instruction given without missing not even 1 step.
Honestly, for me, to balance the consistency of the royal icing is really a pain the neck when eventually I under beating it because I was so sure that I’ve had over beaten it. So it turned out clumpy when it settled on my cookies. *cried my lungs out*
Although I didn’t get the right consistency of the icing, Alhamdulillah, the cookies prove the other way round, it was great. It’s just too thick for the royal icing decoration though but that’s nothing. I can fix it by reducing the thickness to 0.5 cm thick. AND yes, of course, I should also work on my icing till I get the right consistency that I want.
All & all, I would say I’m quite pleased with the end result. So, again, Alhamdulillah (All praise to the Allah) for this wonderful experience. It imay not be a perfect start but it’s a beginning of perfect end. Insha’ Allah (If Allah wills it).
Here’s some photo of my moment of failure
( All I want is to have a nice flooding of sugar cookies )