My Godmother, who is a Brit through-and-through, hosted a dinner party for 30 close friends on the night of the Royal Wedding. When she asked if I would make cookies as a little party favor for her guests, I jumped at the chance. I used royal icing and gold pearl dust. All the lettering was freehand.
Number one thing I've learned so far.... improvise. And pray for mucho patience.
The final product turned out completely different than I anticipated (as usual), but I kind of like the simplicity.