A Wedding Cake

I am very proud to announce that today I delivered my first cookie wedding cake.  Sorry I know this is a departure from our learning to create cookies series, but I am so excited and wanted to share with you! I was contacted by the bride to create a cake that was a celebration of spring but  also simple. OH and she wanted star wars thrown in there somewhere too. What a fantastic challenge! We settled on a cherry blossom cake with star wars inspired toppers. I have to say that this is my most favorite creation to date!

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Next post will be back to learning to create I promise!

Cheyenne ps: happy first day of spring!

Alice in Wonderland Cookies

I have been DYING to do an Alice in Wonderland themed set, and when I received an order for 4 dozen cookies it seemed like the perfect time! I am really happy with how they turned out. I got to try some new techniques that I have been working on. 1. cookie painting. The technique of using food coloring as your paint medium. It’s actually a lot easier than you would think, although I try to keep it to a minimum because I am afraid it might add that yuck food coloring taste to the cookies.

You can see the hand painting on the teapots and the queen’s face.  It took a few cookies but i think she looks pretty snazzy.DSC_0059DSC_0063

What techniques are you trying to conquer? I really want to try shading with my airbrush gun. That thing frightens me….

Cookie on!

Cheyenne

Valentine’s Day VooDoo Dolls

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Don’t you just love these guys!? I LOVE them. I am always drawn to things a bit quirky and voodoo dolls for valentine’s day seemed to fit the bill. Plus any excuse to use buttons is okay with me! Over the last two weeks I have been working on my Valentine’s day sets and woo exhausting! But it’s done and I posted the new Gift sets on the site today. You can check them out here if you would like. 

The main thing I wanted to post about today was the burlap texture of the dolls. It really adds a wow factor to the cookies. It’s the details that really make a special cookie. To do this I modified  the technique posted by SweetSugarBelle. You can find the tutorial here. She made beautiful ratan bunnies. My goal for the Voodoo dolls was a more subtle woven fabric look, resembling burlap or muslin. So where she used two different colors of icing I only used one but the rest of the technique was the same. 

This is why I love blogs and this is why I wanted to create my own. By sharing her beautiful creations it opens up a whole creative world for other cookie artists. When you see something amazing look at it and then think, “how can I apply that technique in my own unique way?”

Not feeling that confident in your skills yet? No problem, copying is the highest form of flattery right? Start copying to build your skills (just give credit where credit is due) and soon you will find your mind working in new ways, and you’ll be walking down the street and BAM! Cookie idea.

Now go get Cookieing!

Cheyenne

It’s coming!

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Valentines Day is just around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited. Valentines Day also means lots of  red and pink cookies!!!!!!  I always feel pressured to come up with something super cute and super unique. But there is something special in the classics. making simple heart and lip cookies really puts me in the spirit. So get in the kitchen and do up some heart cookies. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Cheyenne