I've learnt something new this Lunar new year.
I will never again attempt to make commitments for a gazillion detailed designer cookies by hand....on my own!
I forget sometimes that I'm not part factory machinery. I'm actually just a fleshy little human; young and energetic, but with only slightly stronger than usual stamina and resistance to pain.
Repeating each themed cookie and its many components many many times can really take a toll on my crouched neck and shoulders after about a stiff 15 hours over my work bench a day. I often am greeted with a loud crack as I look up for a stretch. Pretty ouch. No kidding.
I'm sure mom will be able to tell a good story about her 600+ pineapple tarts too! Haha She's a champ.
I suppose it takes falling shoulder blades and bent backbones to convince me that there are things I that I often misjudge when it comes to difficulty and level of detail. When i break it all down; it takes me at least 12-15 minutes to finish each cookie. The many colours; kneading; painting; wording; sculpting... oh.. the JOY! haha I wish it was Christmas again! Compared to these; the penguins were a walk in the park. Ridiculous! ...Cookies are evil. I'm going to remember that next year! haha We live and learn.
Aight! Quit the whining su yin! Get back to work! Those cookies ain't going to decorate themselves...
Ahhh, the sweet sound of self motivation.
I like doing hampers though... those are lots of fun to scout and shop for. It's nice to add modern twists to boring ol baskets of Chinese gifts.
Thanks to the many who placed orders! It's going to be yummy!