Hi thanks for being here!
This set was super fun! My very first "character" cookies.
So here's my sketch and my somewhat overly abundant color palate (haha) and I even added the little Olaf concept in there so you can see how he was made.
Annnnnd that's how you build a snowman! I was really concerned that his little feet were gonna burn but I got pretty perfect cookies this time. Olaf was fun to make! He didn't give me any troubles... hmm now that I think about it I don't think I had any do-overs in this set. Wow. Well that's pretty cool I hadn't even thought about it. Anywayyyyyy...
That was Olaf let's move on to Anna and some watercoloring.
So this is my watercolor palate I used yellow, pink and orange and some clear vanilla extract. Looking back I wonder if I should have used regular vanilla with the tint of brown... may have been more of a tea stain kind of effect. I don't know though I didn't think about that until now.
I was also pretty proud of my color mixing skills. Even though I think I printed her out on a draft setting so everything was lighter than it should have been but icing always dries a bit darker anyway. It's all good.
So the top picture is just flat white icing and the bottom picture was after I used some watercoloring. Up top are the colors I used and the vanilla extract. It does stay sticky for a while but it will dry. I wanted to go a bit darker but I've only done this one other time before and I was afraid to make her face too orange or pink and I made the color weak. You can only use so much before you start to melt the icing and there's no going back from that so I left it and it turned out okay. It ended up drying darker like the icings do.
I originally didn't post these on social media because they were kinda creepy to me LOL.
It was creepy when I was doing it but I guess that's just kinda how it is when you're constructing a person. It's weird. So the eye thing yeah it's icing and I used a small round sprinkle for the highlight in the eye.
I have never been a big fan of faces as far as creating them goes. It's difficult. I used to always forget to draw noses as a kid and because of that I remembered to give her a nose lol.
I literally just created a triangle and it worked out so... whew.. lucked out on that one...
She looks pretty good... not bad... I loved how the background turned out.
I was sooo happy with how my plaque cookies were starting. I'm getting better at understanding the flood consistency. I fully covered the cookie without it spilling over everywhere and it was smooth. No bubbles. No craters. Just beautiful.
Well at least after having the experience with the watercolor and the face I knew that I could kind of ramp it up a bit with the hand espcially since it was so small if it was a little dark I wasn't going to be that worried about it. I feel like I nailed the hand a little better.
I was absolutely terrified to write on these beautiful white cavases. The first one I did came out okay but I liked the other two better. At the end of the day I loved all of the plaque cookies. They came out pretty cute. Again couldn't decide on putting a border or not so I went no.
What a blessing that I had some awesome light when bagging these up! You can definitely see how bright and pretty they were!
Simple but adorable!! These were easy and fun to make. Pretty self explanatory.
Just another little extra trinket! As I said this was a pretty big set lol it was 3 dozen.
I do snowflakes every year but I tend to draw blanks on how to decorate them. I did have some cute little sugar candies/sprinkles but they aren't very soft and seeing as these were for a 2 year old I decided to just do all icing and some more sugar sand sprinkles instead. I was pleased with them they definitely went well with the set.
I could post a million more pictures. I loved how cute this set came together!
I hope you enjoyed seeing it come to life!
Stay tuned for the next round of edible treats!
My son's birthday is in June as well as Father's day and a few other birthdays so who knows what I'll be up to!
Thanks for hanging out!