I used Royal Icing for the black outline and then used my regular home recipe icing (similar to a glaze) for the rest. Since these were fun gum balls, I bought a gumball flavor extract and added that to the icing. They were a big hit at the party.
While the teenagers were asleep this morning, I snuck out for a 49-mile bike ride with my daughter. It was nice to get out of the house after all the time baking at home this week. Unfortunately my iPod battery wasn't fully charged and I realized how necessary it is for my peace and relaxation. Instead of comforting music during the ride, this is what I heard in my head for 49-miles "and I need to do this and this and this and this". Unless we're asleep, women never really stop do we?!
Nick was blessed with wonderful friends and a large, happy family all at our house this weekend to celebrate the day of his birth. We are truly blessed. Happy Birthday to my baby boy!