Monday, January 3, 2022

Easy Decorating Icing



I froze some gingerbread cookies to have for a New Year's treat.   Does anybody else love gingerbread?  We had some frigid temperatures overnight, after experiencing 80 degree temperatures this past week.  Winter came in a hurry for 2022.  Gingerbread Joy tea is perfect for sipping, while eating some gingerbread cookies.


Isn't this a pretty pattern that a sweet friend sent to me awhile back?  It just says Registered USA Celebrate Japan on the back.  It's perfect for Wintertime.


My sister sent me this pretty teapot years ago, and I keep it on my coffee table in January.  It doesn't have a name.  

My son, Mike, had a New Year's Eve birthday, and I made his favorite German Pancakes. 

 

We also watched Layla for my son, Kevin, DIL, Kristen and Harper and Hayden, while they were at a wedding in Arkansas.  Layla is such a sweet dog.  

Connor left for San Diego, and we probably won't see him for awhile.  I went to my daughter's to say goodbye to him before he headed back. 
 


Author: Kitty
Easy Decorating Icing

Easy Decorating Icing

This is a great icing for kids to use. I make up a batch and then put the icing in baggies for the kids to use, and cut a small bit off one of the corners. You can easily double the ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla or almond flavoring
  • 1 teaspoon light corn syrup
  • pinch salt
  • about 2 tablespoons room temperature water

Instructions

  1. Mix together all the ingredients. If the icing is too thick, just add a little water; too thin, add a little powdered sugar.
  2. You can use a squeeze bottle, spread on the icing, or put in decorating bags or baggies.
  3. You can outline your design and then flood the center and spread with a knife, if you wish.


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22 comments:

  1. Your cookies look so pretty Kitty! I'll have to try the icing. It got cold here too, we're expecting snow today... Happy New Year-enjoy:@)

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  2. It's back to bland and blah for me so no cookies, but I do love visiting here and seeing what you're up to. So good that Connor was home over the holidays.

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  3. Ooh, the recipe for icing sounds delish! Love the teapot and teacup and yes, this house loves gingerbread. Happy belated to Mike, and God's speed to Connor and all the troops. My two Marine nephews are also stationed in Sand Diego.

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  4. YUM on those cookies and they are so pretty. Happy birthday to Mike. I hope his special day was wonderful. You have a beautiful family Kitty. I am so glad that Connor was able to spend some time with his family over the holidays. Pray for him often. Happy New Year. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  5. Kitty, it was so hot New Year's Day with a hight of 83. It snowed here last night! That is what we are use to in Alabama. Love the teacup pattern, just lovely and perfect for January. The icing recipe is one I'll try, it's close to one I make. Love the family pics and what a great photo of your and Connor. I'm happy you have all those holiday memories to hold you until he returns home again. Happy New Year Kitty..........

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  6. Kitty, what a lovely post, just perfect for this time of year. I love your pretty tea cup, I’m picturing you drinking lots of warm, delicious tea in it this month. I’m keeping your icing recipe to use, I too love gingerbread cookies. Wishing you a blessed New Year! xo Lidy

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  7. We had an unusually warm introduction to the New Year and I actually went hiking yesterday without needing a winter coat or gloves! Your cookies look delicious.

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  8. I love the pinecone teapot! Your gingerbread snowflake cookies really did turn out so pretty with the icing! I'll save this recipe for next time :) What a cozy place to enjoy tea and cookies in front of the fire. We've been lucky weather-wise so far but woke up to 3F this morning. That's cold! Looks like Layla and Mike have bonded. ♥ So glad you got to see Connor for the holidays! I hope things stay calm and he doesn't have to be deployed anywhere out of the country.

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  9. It's perfect gingerbread weather here too Kitty as we experienced the same drop in temps from balmy mid 70 degree days! I'm a gingerbread fan, my hubby not so much. Love your pretty teapot. I know your son & dil must have appreciated your pet sitting. Layla looks very content to curl up next to Mike. Happy belated birthday wishes to Mike and thoughts and prayers for Connor's safety in the coming months. ♥

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  10. Happy New Year, Kitty. It's funny because I'm not a big gingerbread fan, but I was really into the gingerbread teas this holiday season.

    P.S. Belated Happy Birthday to Mike!

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  11. Hi Kitty,

    This icing sounds easy to make, and I love the sound of that, Kitty! :) It looks really yummy, too. I love your pinecone dishes and teapot; this is perfect weather for using those. Did you get snow today? We did here and it's supposed to be 22° here tonight. Brrrr. Happy Birthday to your son, Mike, and I'm sending prayers for Connor's safety in the coming months. I know you're glad to have him closer to home!!

    Thanks for sharing the recipe, Kitty, and have a great week.

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  12. What a warm and inviting spot in front of the fire for your tea, Kitty. Love the teapot and your cookies are so pretty. I do love gingerbread, whether it's cookies or cake! I would love to join you! Dear Connor, may God be with him as he returns to his base, and Happy Birthday to Mike too! Happy New Year, Kitty, and enjoy your week. Hugs, Sandi

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  13. Hi Kitty! I love ginger cakes and cookies and it is so perfect for this time of year. It is starting to get a bit colder and is supposed to snow thursday. Hope so! Vivian got a sled LAST Christmas (2020) and still hasn't been able to use it. I say Let It Snow, Let It Snow!!!

    Will continue to pray for Conner. Happy belated, Mike. You sure had a nice new year's eve present back then, eh??? Katie's husband's brother is a 12/31 baby too. The entire world parties with them, huh??

    Big hugs.

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  14. I love your little cup and saucer. It's perfect for this time of year! Prayers for Connor as he heads out West. I know y'all will miss him! Happy Birthday to Mike! One of my best friend's birthdays is on New Year's Eve. I asked her if she thinks the whole world is celebrating with her, LOL!

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  15. Happy New Year Kitty! We have had crazy weather in Alabama too, with snow Sunday night! Your tea cup and pot are so pretty for winter, and the cookies look like they came from a bakery! I can’t wait to try your recipe using corn syrup for the icing, thank you. So glad you got to see Connor and Happy Birthday to Mike!
    Jenna

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  16. It looks like you had a wonderful family filled holiday, Kitty. Your icing title caught my attention since my daughter has recently taken to baking and icing can be a bit vexing. I'm going to share your recipe with her, it looks great. Happy New Year!

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  17. Happy Belated Birthday to Mike! Your son's birthday is the day before New Year's, and our son's birthday is the day after Christmas! It was nice to see your picture with Connor. I know you miss him terribly. Praying for him and for you, dear friend. Will answer your email as soon as I can.

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  18. What a beautiful family! And I love the Winter pattern on the crockery...
    Hope you had a sweet and peaceful New Years!
    hughugs
    Donna

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  19. Your gingerbread snowflake cookies are so delicious and pretty. Such a perfect teapot to go with the teacup. Happy Birthday to your son Mike. How special to dog watch. Connor is so handsome. I can see the family resemblance. So happy you can share your family together. Happy New year.

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  20. Adorable post and beautiful tea set. Best wishes.

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  21. The pinecone teapot is adorable! Your gingerbread snowflake cookies really did turn out so pretty with the icing. Looks like Layla and Mike have become buddies. So glad you got to see Connor for the holidays!

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  22. Such a cozy scene! Beautiful family! Happy New Year!

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