Today there was bake sale for the March of Dimes. I love to help raise money for causes that are near and dear to my heart. March of Dimes focuses on helping the babies make it to full-term and researching the problems that threaten babies lives. Having two beautiful daughters of my own, I realize what a miracle each baby is. It really hit home last year when one of my closest friends gave birth to her daughter about 6 weeks premature. It was a scary time while Maisyn fought for survival. She is now a happy healthy totally sweet 14 month old. You would never guess that she is a preemie. But until we can reduce or eliminate premature births altogether its important to keep raising funds for important research and support.
I originally was going to make some cookies with the March of Dimes symbol on them. However with all the cookies I've made over the last week and a half I wanted to do something simple. Its also hard to make detailed cookies during the week. I don't get a lot of time to decorate between working and spending time with the girls! But I still wanted to do something that went with the baby theme. So I decided to make baby faces. Pretty sweet huh?
I had to be very, very careful with my pressure. The curly-ques were easy since the outer edges were dry. The hardest features to draw were the mouths. If I pushed even just a tad too hard it would push down and distort the mouth. Long story short-the lesson I learned was to let the icing DRY! Which also applies to the marker too. I didn't let them dry before I bagged them up for the bake sale. A few of the babies arrived a little smudged :( But lesson learned right ;)