Monday, March 31, 2014

Minecraft Cookies

Steve, Creeper, TNT, and Pig.

The Minecraft characters are made up of pixelated blocks so I used my projector and projected a grid onto the cookies as a guideline.  For Pig and Creeper, I used an 8x8 grid. For Steve, I used a 10x10 grid. And for TNT, I used a 16x16 grid.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Vintage Winnie the Pooh Cookies

My friend is having her first baby and although I wasn't able to make it to her shower, I offered to make her some cookies for it. She told me that her baby shower's theme was loosely based on a vintage Winnie the Pooh look, so I made the cookies to go along with this.

For these cookies pictured, I used the onesie cookie cutter from the Wilton Baby Theme Set. Winnie Pooh was the Dancing Bear from and I also found the Honey Pot and Mini Bee cookie cutters at this site as well.

For the rattle, I was inspired by the style Oh Sugar Events' baby rattle. I followed her design but used different colors.

This was one cookie set where having a projector came in handy. I used it to project the polkadots onto the onesie and rattle to get a more precise pattern. I also used it to project my sketches of the honey pot, bees, and Pooh bear onto the cookies. I drew the black outlines on Pooh, Piglet, and the honey pot with a food dye marker once the icing was completely dry.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Aladdin Genie Cookies

For these cookies, I used the ghost cookie cutter that is included in the Wilton 101-Piece Cookie Cutter set. I started with a sketch. I traced the outside of the ghost cookie cutter and then sketched the figure of the genie inside the cookie cutter outline. I then used an Artograph projector to illuminate my sketch onto the cookies. This worked fairly well, but, even with my sketch, I had to adjust the position of the genie's arms and tail on the cookies every so often.

I began by outlining the face and body of the genie in blue and then added the red sash, gold cuffs, eyes (black outline filled in with white), and mouth. Then I flooded the genie's hands, chest, and tail in blue. All that was left was to add a few remaining details - mainly the line on the genie's chest, beard, and hair - and then let the cookies dry overnight. I drew the pupil of his eye, the black line across his mouth, and his nose with a black food dye marker.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Elmo Birthday Cookies

I made these cookies for my own little Elmo fan who turns two years old tomorrow.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Lego Movie Cookies

I had a Lego minifigure cookie cutter, but I wanted to make Emmet from the Lego movie and my cutter didn't have any hair. (It had the look of a hairless lego head.) When I was cutting out the cookies from the dough, I added the hair by cutting out additional pieces of dough and attaching them to the head. It made for some additional work, but this did what I needed. I piped the grey suspenders on top of the orange icing while it was still wet to make it look like they were painted on. I mostly piped on all the details with royal icing but I used a food dye marker for the details around his blue shirt and to draw on his face.