Have you ever watched a cooking show, gotten inspired, and thought you could do what they are doing on tv? That same thing happens to me when I go in La Cuisine. Since we moved here 14 years ago my husband has shopped there. Yes, this is an admission in public that I, myself, am not a cook and for years only went to La Cuisine to buy gifts.
Then I became friends with the owner. Nancy is who all merchants want to grow up to be. I also consider her the Queen of Old Town retail. She has owned her store more than 40 years all while raising her two daughters — in a cool apartment above the store, no less. She also owns her building and encouraged me to buy mine. So now, basically I try to buy things there and cook in the hopes I can be more like Nancy. She also really has changed with the times and has embraced technology and all the changes that come with it.
Okay, I digress. Back to the cookies — you saw that in the title and knew it was in here somewhere, right?
So I also subscribed to the La Cuisine newsletter. I had that same, “I can do that” emotion that I do when I watch the Cooking Channel. There was a photo of beautiful butterfly cookies, iced to perfection — more of a piece of art than a cookie.
I decided to try it, deputizing my 5 year old and 3 year old to help. The results were not quite Nancy-ish. You can see them below.
Finally, my artistic brother arrived from his Easter weekend round of golf and decorated the last butterfly so we could save some face.