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Drunk

Have you guys heard of this new social media video app- Periscope?  It is all the rage right now, for two reasons.  One, it’s broadcast live, and two, you can interact with your viewers because they can leave comments and you can respond right there.  Well, I am not much of a video girl, but I was curious, so I signed up.  It is linked to Twitter, but you can just use a phone number to register, and it works for both iphone and Android, so that’s good. I’m on there under my name- Rebecca Weld, but I also pop up right away if you search The Cookie Architect.

Anita at Sweet Hope Cookies, and Sugarbelle, and Hillary the Cookie Countess and loads others are all on there, and let me tell you, they have the right idea.  Because they are all showing off their cookie skills, or hooking up their phones to tripod thingies and general behaving themselves and helping cookie kind.

Not me.  I saw what Periscope was like and I was only inspired to do one thing with it.  Tune in on the weekend when I’d have an extra glass of wine (or two) and talk cookie with people, while drunk.  Well, maybe really just tipsy.  Somewhere in the tipsy to drunk area, depending on the broadcast.

To prepare I watched a few episodes of Drunk History, the TV show on The Comedy Channel.  Hi-larious.  But I saw right away that that would not be what it would be like with Drunk Cookier.  Because those narrators get hammered.  I mean, they vomit.  And slur and fall down.  I may get silly or forgetful, but I can promise you one thing.  No vomiting.

So, all that said, I’ve only done it three times.  And really, I can’t say how many times more I will do it, or at least, how often.  Because I don’t actually drink all the time, even though I talk a good wine game.  This weekend, for example, I am taking the boys camping, so…not then.  The next weekend I’ll be at my in-laws on Nantucket.  So….Definitely then!!!

The last few times I showed some cookies I was working on.  One time I even painted cookies drunk and one handed.  I’m not going to lie, I was proud.  And for all who tuned in to my last broadcast, I think I know why it was all pixelated,  so hopefully it will be better next time!

I’m coming in to a cookie dry spell for a while, with lots of “work” to do.  But I have an idea for my next broadcast to talk about my cookie-ing addiction.  Also, I have a whole rant/theory about Facebook to share with you guys.  So stay tuned!  And if I have any drunk epiphanies, maybe I’ll share a thought or two here.  So let me know, cookie-ing addiction. Do you have it? Do you want to hear my cookie confessionals? Should I just sober on up and stick to the cookie pics?

Speaking of which- I’ll leave you with a picture of the wafer paper bird cookies that I made during my drunk Friday night broadcast a few weeks ago!  You can see them all in detail in my cookie gallery!

Birds Grouped | The Cookie Architect

Fun with Cookie Toys

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.

Whisked Away Cutters

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.

Hello Gorgeous | The Cookie Architect

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.

Lace stencil prototype | The Cookie Architect

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?

Stencil Genie

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).

Oh Snap | The Cookie Architect    Bad Sister | The Cookie Architect  Belated Birthday | The Cookie Architect

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)….