Frankenflips & Textures
All the Mom's got Espresso Chip cookies this year!
Just wanted to show how the dress was created. Just a few simple trims.
This is something new I've been experimenting with as far as texture goes.
Unfortunately my first attempt was somewhat of a fail but with the knowledge I acquired I was able to create a better result this time! I was pretty happy with how this came out!
I used a very thick consistency purple and made THICK lines down the dress.
I used Wilton tip #47 for the top part.
I just love these little shoes/flip flops. This is the 3rd pair I've made so far. They are so cute!
This is how I created the textured backgrounds. I love this technique.
I crumpled up parchment paper over and over and then smoothed it out enough to drape over freshly flooded cookies. Then, wait literally FOREVER for them to dry... (LOL)
Next onto the little Mt. Dew can... I also started on the sunglasses and the sweater...
Backgrounds still drying.........
Once the thick purple royal icing lines dried I flooded the bottom in with a flood (thin) icing.
You can already kinda see that the effect is working.
It just looks weird because the icing is wet.
Adding onto the sweater and the sunglasses again.
I tried to take more photos of where I was as I went along.
STILL waiting on those backgrounds to dry.... LOL.
I do spend a lot of time with decorating and details but drying also takes a while and it varies depending on the consistency of my icing and the climate/humidity.
For example, if it's raining my icing will take longer to dry.
It looks like this is where I packed it up on day 1. Not bad.
The Next Morning
Ahh I love decorating in the sunshine. I get the BEST pictures.
So FINALLY my backgrounds are dry and look how awesome they are!
The dress looks pretty good too. Very impressed that I finally got that technique to work.
I tried to accomplish some similar texture twice and failed so I'm very happy to see that I'm on the right track!
Time to decorate these babies!
Roses and earrings!
Late Night Painting & Glittering
On to the next round of fun stuff. I do love painting details and I love the rare occasion that I also get to use glitter/sprinkles!!
Not too shabby for a pair of earrings...
It is ridiculous how cute these came out.
I absolutely love this little flip flop cutter...
I used silver sprinkles on these.
More details... earrings and Mt. Dew.
I struggled a bit with the sweater. Grey is a tad difficult... black food coloring is weird... there are tones of green or blue when you try to thin it out.. it's tricky to work with.
I knew kinda what the sweater looked like but I couldn't find a reference photo of anything even close to it. So I had to create the design.
I remembered it was knitted and has roses or flowers on it. It's really pretty. I don't think I nailed it but it was good experience and you can tell it's supposed to be a sweater.
With the sweater complete I finished up the Mt. Dew and the sunglasses.
Just like that! We have arrived! I am finishing my sets much quicker these days.
I got lucky and got some sunshine to take pictures-- look how pretty!
I tried to photograph the texture but it was trickier than I expected so hopefully you can see it.
Bagged & Beautiful!
I always love bagging up my cookies.
Not only does it keep them super fresh but I love how they look.