They say when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. Well this afternoon the cookie sensei showed up at my door step with tupperware boxes full of icing kits, "the best royal icing" repice, festive sprinkles and decorations, and cookies of all shapes ready to be iced.
Who is this mysterious cookie master, you wonder? Sweet Dani B, aka my friend Dan, aka Martha Stewart's cookie expert. She has appeared several times on "The Martha Stewart Show," taking Martha and her audience through all the steps to make the most gorgeous and festive cookies in the world. Sitting next to Dan at my kitchen counter, I felt as though I was on the show in the role of Martha. Dan is a great teacher, very warm, natural and fun, which makes for great TV and a great Sunday afternoon.
I still have a lot to learn, but Dan thinks I have a promising future as a cookie apprentice. Between my day job making greeting cards, and this gig moonlighting in cookie icing, I think my life is turning out just as I had always hoped. Lots of fun, creativity, sweetness, and inspiration. As Dan says, "Life is sweet!"