A few weeks back, the wee ones and I tried out a cookie making kit with less than stellar results. The company, Brand Castle, quickly sent us a new kit to try. Not only does this speak to the pride this company takes in its product and its reputation, it also tells me that they take the time to listen to their consumers. I like that in a cookie maker.
And yes, that is my daughter, sitting on the counter.
Sorry, I'll move on.
Baking and cooling take just enough time to get everything cleaned up and move on to round two: icing.
After the cookies dry for a half hour or so, you get to break out these. This is edible paint. It reminds me of the old Q-tip boxes my mom used to get and my sister and I fought over. The ones where the package had paint squares on them and the idea was to use dampened Q-tips to colour the picture that was inside the Q-tip carton. Am I dating myself here? Someone please, tell me I am not alone...
All in all, I gotta say, I really liked this cookie kit. And not because Brand Castle sent me a freebie. Not too much extra stuff to add, no complicated directions, and the cookies tasted good. The Brand Castle website lists retailers that carry the kits in the US. For Canada, I may have to do a little retail investigation to figure out where to find them.
I'll get back to you and let you know what I find. In the meantime, always wear your oven mitts. It is crucial for cuteness.