while we were in san jose, i'd gotten a text asking me to make some "friends"-themed cookies for a birthday. the designs were simple enough, and i thought maybe it was a good time to finally debut the buttercream frosting in an order. but i knew that there was no way i'd be able to freehand that easily recognizable font. and so i decided that it was time to try out something else that would be new to me - using a projector to trace what i needed to put on the cookies.
of course, nothing i do ever seems to go smoothly. as i was mixing the cookie dough using my trusty pink kitchenaid mixer, i somehow managed to get the pour shield in the way of the moving beater. it stopped working immediately, and when i turned it off and on again, the beater wouldn't budge and the motor made a terrible noise. the kitchenaid website offered practically no assistance aside from the option to mail the mixer in for repair, but like the broken embroidery machine a couple of months ago i didn't really have the luxury of time on my side. sigh.
r.i.p., pinky. you were so pretty and gave me ten years of service, and i loved you so much.
after doing a quick search for inventory in local stores, i ended up going to target so that i could use my red card for the 5% discount and picked up pinky's new brother...minty.