Trick or Treat!
I can't really explain why I have such a fascination for Halloween since I live in The Netherlands and it's not a holiday here. It's my favorite American holiday and I never celebrated it as a child. I grew up watching Hocus Pocus and it made me fall in love with Halloween. So every year, I bake Halloween-themed treats and celebrate it by myself watching Hocus Pocus.
This is my first time making/using royal icing after 10+ years of baking.
Can you believe that? I've been wanting to make it for years because it looks so pretty. When I started this blog, it was impossible for me to find meringue powder here in The Netherlands. Now, baking is so much more common here. And the big upside of that is that I can get baking ingredients very easily. I used order everything online from American websites. Or I would literally wait until I went to the States on vacation and stock up everything there.
I went on my honeymoon to Italy this September and we made a stop at Carrara, which is where the white marble comes from.
I bought a Carrara marble rolling pin
there in a gift shop, which I had been hunting for, for years. This was my first time using my new rolling pin. I love it! The heavy marble really weighed down the dough, which made it easier to work the dough.
I got the recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction
for both the sugar cookies and royal icing. Link here
Let me know if you try (or tried) this recipe!