Last night I was so ready to finish icing my "70's Autumn Woods" set. I'd done the initial icing, I'd made a fresh batch of fondant for sculpting snails and mushrooms and whatnot, I was READY. And then it all just went to sugar-coated hell. I was making myself learn a few new techniques, that I thought I'd have no trouble mastering, and nothing went correctly.
I don't feel like getting into the frosty details, but let's just say that it ended in me writing a very bad word across a hedgehog's back in royal icing (with a #2 round tip) and harumphing out of the kitchen. (Photo caption should read, "Waaah! Waaah! Gnumoon is such a crybaby!")
I googled, learned that I was doing the technique exactly backwards. Oops. By that time it was very late, so I'll give it another go tonight.
I ate the hedgehog.
Spooky Song of the Day: I missed posting yesterday, so here are 2 songs for today:
Batman, Wolfman, Frankenstein and Dracula, by The Diamonds.
This is a great, catchy tune from the 1950's about a guy whose girlfriend is an adrenaline junkie and can't be put "in the mood for love" by anything but being scared. I hope her need for a rush never moved on to the thrill kill stage, as that wouldn't make a very good doo-wopp song. Fun fact: there is a "Doo-Wopp Hall of Fame." The Diamonds were inducted in 2006. (Never ever say this blog isn't educational.)
Honky Tonk Halloween, by Captain Clegg & the Night Creatures
One more psychobilly entry here. Although it is from the abysmal reboot of the Halloween movie franchise (Seriously, Rob Zombie, that's enough), this is a solid party compilation song, as is "Transylvania Terror Train," also on the H2 sdtk.