Let's finish this up!
(Part One of the tutorial can be found HERE)
Want to guess just how much royal icing it takes to cover a 12 inch cookie?
I used 16 ounces of grey flood consistency icing.
Really, I could have used a bit more...20 ounces would be perfect.
Next time, I'll be mixing, and then pouring from a measuring cup.
By the time the icing was poured, it had already started to set up in some spots.
(Which means there wasn't much I could do to smooth it out)
I put it under the fan for many, many hours and then....
It looked like a really unattractive grey cement paver for the backyard.
There aren't any pictures of the plain slab because.....it was ugly.
Next step, The Grid!
The playing grid is 15 squares across and 15 squares high.
If you divide it up evenly, with some left over for a border,
then each square needs to be about 3/4 of an inch.
Since I had invested in a Kopykake, I thought I should try to use it.
I used the projected lines to make sure the ruler was straight,
and then piped a line along side of it.
But the lines were a bit distorted,
and clearly the image is not big enough,
and.....it wasn't going to happen.
This was a HORRIBLE idea.
I'm embarrassed to say that I even thought it might work.
(just keeping it real...)
So I went the low-tech route.
I used a long strip of card stock as a template.
It's a little bit more narrow than I needed the squares to be
to allow for the width of the piped line.
I laid it next to the existing line, piped right above it,
then moved the template up, and just kept going!
After the lines dried for about an hour,
I went the other direction.
Well now that wasn't so bad after all!
A border around the edges was the last step before letting it dry overnight.
The squares are painted with food coloring and a bit of water.
When it was all finished and dry, I measured the squares again to
determine the size of the letter tiles.
Half inch tiles turned out to be perfect!
Can you tell I painted them first?
I iced them the next day after Ethan asked me why the squares were the color of Cheetos.
There they are!!!
Can you find the one that doesn't belong?
(one mississippi, two mississippi, three mississippi....)
Did you find it?
No, there isn't really a heart in Scrabble or Words With Friends.
But there should be!!!
(Letters are piped with a 1.5 PME, numbers are written with edible marker)
Note of caution...
if you really do want to play with the board,
make sure the kids don't eat the letters first.
Thanks for stopping by,