My Blog: ShoestringMag.com & DIY Boston/Boston.com
Original Inspiration: http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/cinco-de-mayo-pinata-cookies-gallery/pinata-photo-gallery
What I Did: Last year, the week before Cinco de Mayo, I decided it would be cool to try making a popular Pinterest project that had been circulating like wildfire: pinata sugar cookies. Not only did they turn out to be the most labor intensive recipe I’ve ever tackled, after 4 hours of work I barely even had useable dough. My colors were all off (the black dough looked purple, to start) and I ran out of time/steam to even finish the cookies.
Blog Post Detailing The Experience: http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/blogs/diyboston/2013/05/when_pinterest_fails_cinco_de_mayo_pinata_cookies.html
Next Time I Will: I’m no baker, but I do love to cook and am pretty damn good in the kitchen, thank-you-very-much. Sure, the recipe looked like a lot of work and had a lot of steps, but I thought to myself: “No sweat, I got this.” Nope, I didn’t have it. Like, AT ALL. If I ever tried this again, I would recruit a small army of helpers (including some kids who would find the dough dyeing super fun, which I clearly did not) and would buy the exact individual food coloring bottles, versus trying to mix my own!