I have something pretty cool to share this time!!
Disclaimer--this post is pretty detailed (long)...
I fell more in love with these than I thought I would.
So BUCKLE UP.
As always I started with a sketch. This one took up two pages lol
Interestingly enough the last time I used it was also for a shoe haha.
You can find that adventure HERE.
I had a sneaker cutter but it wasn't quite what I needed. I NEEDED a high top.
To my surprise, I wasn't able to find a decent one easily so I broke my kit out and I used the sneaker cutter as a guide. I just made the top higher and voila! High top sneaker.
They're bigger cookies so I didn't want them to be raw and I didn't want them to be so soft that they would break easily so these are on the crispy side. They're not burnt but they are cripsy. Lol. I always make tasters so they were acceptable but I usually don't bake my cookies to this level of doneness.
I used my edible markers to "sketch" out the sneakers.
I could have made templates and blah blah blah NO. Wasn't happening lol.
These were SO FUN to decorate. I was fully ready to hate these LOL. I did each section at a time keeping them separated. I wanted that layered look so that means time.
It kinda felt like paint by number and I enjoyed it.
These took FOR FREAKING EVER to dry though because there were so many steps.
The biggest time sucker on these was drying time.
I took so many pictures it's unreal AND I decided I wasn't going to take pictures of the painting and all the tiny details because I wanted to have uninterruputed creative time.
These are technically the "before" the details where I paused on taking pictures for a bit.
I ended up doing wayyyyyyy more detail than I thought...
I could not walk away from these...
I did these in 2 days and both nights I had to drag myself away kicking and screaming at 2AM... Hahaha not really--- but kinda....
I didn't over bake these LOL.
I had a HARD time with color scheme... I have to say this was the HARDEST set to design.
I must have stared at my sketch book for 3 days.
Initially I expected him to pick a red and black theme being that it was "Jordan Year" so I was already planning and dreading that (red and black are the hardest colors to mix).
Then he sent me that set of 6 and my brain exploded LOL.
I finally decided on black and gold and white.
I did a double layer and to my delight it did not break!!!
That worked well. "Jordan Year" wasn't in a great position but eh I'll work on that next time.
Text is hard. Something I get to practice more of. I'd like to improve on my text placements.
The 23 did me right though.
At a glance it's probably hard to tell what my Jordan box was supposed to be but side by side it's not too shabby LOL.
I don't think he expected me to do them all but he lucked out by sending me 6 lol
That was already a half dozen I just had to create the other half...
Not easy this time by the way... as I mentioned haha.
I still don't feel like I've reached my potential but I can tell I've improved...
My love for the art has grown and my process as far as dough and icing is pretty solid now.
All that helps a lot. I'm making these sets much faster than when I started and they're much more detailed. I'm heat sealing them now too. Upgrade.
I'm finished with all the blabber it's time for...
Thank you SO much for hanging out!
I greatly appreciate it!
Have an awesome day and until next time.