I know I already talked about it, but I wanted to SHOW the work that goes into these gosh darned Santas. Someone ordered 7 dozen cookies from us last week and, when they had come in to look at what we had to offer, had seen the Santas and specifically requested that those be part of the 7 dozen.
Now, this is almost step-by-step. I skipped photographing a few steps every now and then along the way (like where Santa's suit goes from being just a red outline to being totally red AND having the first part of his arm done--there's drying time between those two steps). But just take a look, and remember that between each of these steps is about 30-45 of drying time (if not more) to try to keep it clean. Takes foreeeeeeever.
So, without further ado, the Creation of The Santa:
And there he is--all done and ready to go out! (Until you come in the next day and find that the red has bled into the white and the black had bled into the red and have to do some emergency cover-ups....oh, the epic joys of royal icing...)