I’m not good at decent blog posts, but I did decide that I’d update my portfolio more regularly and then let you guys know when I had! I made these monochrome bee cookies for the Cookie Connection Challenge led by the awesome Christine aka Bakerloo Station. Then of course, you know me. I painted them.
Part of being “The Cookie Architect” is that I have a tendency to do elaborate, over the top, time consuming cookie projects. You knew that about me, right? I think of those projects as my “real cookies.” But do I let these time consuming projects keep me from making other cookie projects that pop in to my head? Of course not. Does it keep me from sleeping and cleaning the bathroom? Enough with the rhetorical questions already, Rebecca.
I had a good cookie mail week a while back. I received my order of some fun cookie cutters from Whisked Away Cutters, which even included some bonus cutters that I was happy to put to immediate use! AND, Killer Zebras sent me some new and even more improved than her already awesome stencils, AND I finally bought a Stencil Genie from the Creative Cookier! Put it all together, and you get some quick and fun cookie projects to play with my stuff and send friends and family cookies.
With my stencils from Killer Zebras, I got some tried and true designs, like her awesome “Hello Gorgeous” stencil, some new designs she is trying out, like that killer chevron (on sale NOW in her new store!!), and a custom design for me that she and I are still perfecting (“Rebecca’s Lace”? Still working on a name haha!). For these I used some of my new cutters from Whisked Away, and then I used the fondant I had leftover from making eyeballs (a whole other story, obviously). I rolled the stencils into the fondant like impression mats, and then used food gels to paint the colors on to the raised parts. And sent then off for a lovely lady’s birthday, just for fun! Some don’t love fondant, but I do, mostly because I’ve only ever made my own using Haniela’s marshmallow fondant recipe, and it is delicious.
Here is a cookie made with the stencil I am still working on- I think I want something a little more small scale and denser in detail- what do you think?
So, yes, there are a lot of product shout outs in this blog post- but they are all my idea! I just went on a mini shopping spree, and now I’m telling you about my new toys. Like, the Stencil Genie. I mean, you all already know about this magical contraption, that holds stencils in place while you airbrush. But did you know that it can make a stencil newbie like me feel like an old pro? I think I’ve turned an airbrush corner!! Hallelujah!!
I used my stencil genie on the background of this set of “cookie cards” that I made my sister. Based on a bunch of found belated birthday cards, I think that the cookies tell the whole story themselves…. (PG13 language- so my enormous pre-teen audience should be forewarned).
Coming soon…All about my “real cookie” sets- Chicken and Egg Pysanky and Blythe Dolls Every Which Way. (The fact that I’ve got little names for them are an indication of how long I spent thinking about them and making them, sadly)….