I have another very special set to share with you!
This set was for my Grampa's birthday!! I really enjoyed creating this set. I learned a lot and I'll be ready to do another version of this next year for sure!
As always I started with a sketch first. I know they're kinda hard to see, but it's the principle of the matter. This is how the ideas are created and it's cool to see it come to life at the end.
This set was created specifically for my Grampa so I attempted a new flavor and I think it came out pretty good. These cookies were Butter Pecan cookies. I took about a cup of pecans and put them in a pan with some butter and vanilla and cooked them for a few minutes.
Then I ground it all up into a paste and added it to my cookie dough.
Came out pretty good if I do say so myself.
This set was created with a *few* transfers... haha.. literally all the blues symbols were transfers.
I wanted them to be absolutely perfect (ha). So I printed out all the ones I wanted to use and taped them to the back of a cookie sheet.
All 5 of these designs are significant for the 2021-2022 season so that's why I chose them.
They are classified as Heritage, Vintage, Winter Classic, Away and Home.
They represent the different jerseys to be worn throughout the season.
ANYWAY. Transfers. Go.
So some of the transfers were harder than others but I didn't get any pictures beyond the outlines because I was really focused on getting the correct colors down, but it happened.
One thing I would do differently next time is layer them closer to a wet on wet instead of letting each layer dry. It would have created a more seamless transition than what I got but I'm still learning with each set!
On with the jersey minis...
Winter Classic Jersey:
This last transfer was HUGE.
I was scared to peel it off haha but it came out perfect!
If you were paying really close attention you could probably tell that I had to *carefully* place each transfer into SOAKING WET icing haha (it's all shiny like that when it's wet)
It was horrifying...
That's the only thing about transfers sometimes. Yeah, I could have just stuck it on top of the dried icing but I would have opened myself up to a bunch more problems.
Although, now that I've had some practice I may do them freehanded next time.
We'll just have to wait and see.
I'm having fun playing with different background ideas.
The marbling is quickly becoming a favorite of mine for sure.
More background experimentation and fun times!
I always love a good watercolor. (food coloring and vanilla extract)
(In case anyone is wondering what a "bonus" birthday is... it means I was late... hahaha
I just like "bonus" better than "belated")
Just a few late night close ups:
I know that I shouldn't bring so much attention to the flaws BUT it is nice to be able to identify them and then create a plan to *hopefully* improve on it next time.
If you look closely you can see the transfers pulled away from the icing when it dried and the lines could be better. That's what I was referring to earlier in the post. If I would have done wet on wet I would have created a more uniform look, but I didn't realize that at the time.
So now I have some notes to take with me on my next adventure.
Bagged & Boxed
Annnnd that's all for now!
I hope you enjoyed this journey and I hope you join me on my next one!