Is there an echo in here? Jeez...
So I have another decorated cookie set to share with you. A pretty tiny and simple one this time. June has been so outrageously packed with all the things I don't even know how I got here at this point LOL. Big blur.
Anyway this is just a cute little set I did for my sweet little nieces! The youngest one was turning 2 and I've neglected so far to get ANY cookies to them so I could not pass up this opportunity regardless of how bogged down I already was.
They came out pretty cute but I had a few qualms with them... so let's get started.
Once again my sketch!
Except this time I also took some pictures of how I'm creating these..
I am tracing my stencils using of course non-toxic materials to do so and scrubbing them thorougly before using them on cookies.
If I can flip them over and use the opposite side I even do that.. but I can't for all of them so first and foremost I make sure to use non-toxic colored pencils to make a quick sketch.
It's now confirmed.
I loved these colors. They came out soooo good!!
I made them each what is called "flood consistency" probably about a 15 second icing.
I know that probably means nothing to anyone here but basically it means if you move the icing around it will fall back into itself within 15 seconds.
Now to make the cookies!!
The cake was a brand new cutter I just ordered from Amazon and I've seen soooo many cool ideas besides just birthday cake but I was excited to use it.. and so far I've used it twice.
Excellent buy on my part if I do say so myself...
Well that's enough of that... onto the decorating!!
Look how freaking perfect these are... are you kidding me??
So satisfying.... so absolutely perfect... I mean they are flooded ALLLL the way to the edge without the icing falling all over the place... it's magic. It's edible magic.
Dry and nice and smooth. If I would have added the polka dots on top of the dried icing they would have stuck out. Sometimes that's what you're going for but for this I wanted it to look more cohesive.
Plus if you remember in my previous blog posts (which I know you've read them all right?) I mentioned quite a bit that I regretting not doing outlines so this month I was pretty dedicated to outlines.
We're about to move on to the birthday cakes....
I was super excited to make the birthday cakes but I did have some issues with the design...
Oh boy here we go.. y'all hold on to your panties.
What on this beautiful blue and green Earth did I just see? LOL
Welp let's recap.
So I started with just making the 2 in white icing but you could not see it at all and I hated it.
So..... I decided to add sprinkles and I really didn't like that either...
Then I decided to flood around the 2 to make it pop and it looked... horrible...
So I thought self... let's try and do some "watercolor" with the neon pink and make it pop...
Well y'all see how well that turned out! Big nope.
So I decided well... let's just go over it again with the white... and add more sprinkles...
I have to admit... I wish they would have turned out a little better but after all that I was happy enough to send them and honestly it's not like they're not going to eat them anyway so why fuss over it any more at this point... what's done is done.
Yeah they aren't perfect but they'll do. The point is across anyway and I think 2 of them actually came out really good.. I had one that was still kinda ugly but ehhh that was literally the last step of my entire process I wasn't about to start over because a few 2's gave me trouble.
Hahahaha I just realized I had a terrible 2 hahahaha yeah well whatever...
Imperfection is just a part of reality that I need to learn to accept with grace.
Plus the others came out flaweless so honestly I really can't be mad...
So cute right!?
In the end I feel like I got what I wanted.. the set is cute and you can immediately see the 2's regardless of how ... rough... they may be lol
And I've definitely learned something for the future which... is always good.
There aren't really any failures, just lessons... luckily for me they don't taste any less amazing even when I screw up a little haha!
Welp thanks for coming along!
I hope you enjoyed it!
Hope you had a laugh...
See you next time!