I talked to my mom the other day after showing her these pics and she remarked how cute my cookies looked with the stencils I used. Whaaa? Stencils, schmencils?! I started my cake decorating class and that is free hand, yo! If I am going to do this...it's gonna be fur realz. So...Day 1 of my 4 week class. We learned how to make true, buttercream frosting, cake from scratch and stars with our icing bags. Amazing how a cookie can make you feel accomplished. Story of my life.