Here's some arty cooking we've been up to using....
a squeezy bottle. We actually have two, Rainbow finds the red bottle easier to squeeze.
Firstly decorating cookies.
The icing is a simple glace icing (icing sugar and hot water) mixed to a thick paste. If it gets too thick the squeezy bottle can be stood in a jug of hot water to make it more viscous.
Here are the finished cookies ready to take to Playgroup. The angel's splotches are pockets. Every angel needs pockets. Also Rainbow put the butterfly aside for herself before handing out the cookies. I wonder why?
I didn't photograph my cookies but I was impressed with how much easier it is to pipe with a squeezy bottle than a piping bag, thought I founds spots a little challenging.
Secondly making pancakes
I often make shaped pancakes but now Rainbow is having a go.
I heat the pan and melt a tiny bit of butter in it. Then take it off the heat for Rainbow to draw her picture. This gives her plenty of time and also this 'slow' cooking gives it a firmer base and makes flipping easier.