I really enjoyed this past week of school—we practiced piping, which is more difficult to master than I initially supposed, but I love it. Piping is so much fun. I love how hands on and creative baking can be.
We piped and decorated shortbread cookies of assorted shapes—shells, rosettes, some sort of S design, and a flower that wasn't part of the instructions, but I thought looked pretty. I think there's a name for it, but I don't know what it is.
We also made lemon meringue pie, and piped the meringue. I had so much fun making the pie, and also taking pictures of it, so forgive this next montage. I was experimenting with white balance and trying to improve my manual focus skills.
There are a couple of stories that go with this pie. First, the meringue originally covered the whole pie and did not hang off the side—my car is so crappy and has such a bumpy ride, that it slowly slid off on the way home. Second, this pie also fell victim to my dog...I guess she really likes pie...how is she not dead? At least my parents managed to eat half of it before it was stolen.