These gifts come wrapped.

I had fun making cookies for this little cutie who is staring as “Clara” in the Nutcracker.
She gave out these cookies (wrapped with ribbon and an ornament attached) to the whole cast.  But her “Clara gift” wasn’t the best part.  It was for sure, her dancing.  She was adorable!  Her real life brother played her brother Fritz and her little sister was a mouse.  They are a good friend’s darling kids and I think they’re headed for big things!

I wanted the polka dots to meld into the frosting, so I did them while the green frosting was still wet.  I wanted the ribbon to stand on top of the present, so I let the bottom dry completely before I did the red.  Using a #44 tip made with a thick consistency of royal icing made the ribbon look kind of realistic.

Believe it or not, I’m not done yet.  She just ordered another batch.
Yep, I believe it is a success since they’re coming back for more! YAY!