Happy little suns...too bad the Texas sun isn't so nice!
I'll post a tutorial on the technique later, but I employed what is known as the "outline and flood" method for icing these babies. You basically use a very stiff royal icing to pipe an outline and then "flood" within those lines with a thinner icing to finish it off. It creates a very clean line, not to mention the possibilities of the designs you can create. If you've seen my green eggs and ham cake, I used the same method to make green egg cookies.
The cookies were a hit...especially with my daughter. One of her daddy's major irritations is that she horks down her food when she eats, but Mama's cookies must be a real treat because she takes her time and nibbles it in small bites and very slowly!
Tune in soon for some new tutorials on the best practice for consistent sugar cookies and how to outline and flood.