Cookies cookies cookies! I have definitely been working on more and I may possibly be icing in my dreams. But it has been a lot of fun.
I found my inspiration for the next set of cookies on Shutterstock. That’s my two go-to’s: Pinterest and Shutterstock.
I’ve decided to share a little more of the process for this little green guy.
These Kopykake markers are double sided, with a thin and a thick point, and completely edible. When the image is a little more complex like Frankie here and I want to get the proportions right, I will sketch onto the cookie using this marker. Then, with my flooding consistency icing, I pipe an outline, and then flood.
And…check out my fingers, which after mixing ONLY some green icing, somehow has red dye on them too. I think I must be a master at getting myself dirty. At the time of writing this, I have also managed to get black icing in between two of my toes for the second time in one week. I can’t even fathom how that happens.
So back to the cookies, if you want to make sections that join appear look to be separate, you do need to leave the icing to dry for a bit. It could be as little as ten minutes, or up to half an hour. Then do a little more like below. We want to get the backgrounds all done before we start adding detail.
I did the shirt in two goes, the torso section first, let it dry a bit and then did the arms. Unless you are using a very fine tip, which in turn makes flooding areas almost impossible, it’s a bit hard to get fine detail. A little trick however is to use a toothpick to pull the icing to where you want it to go, like I’ve done here on the ragged sleeve edge.
You do want to make sure you get the double ended real pointy toothpicks, and not the squarish fat ones.
Let’s add some grey hair and belt, and wiggle some white icing immediately onto the hair so that it sinks in and lays flat. Again I used a toothpick to direct the icing.
Finally, we can add the details that really bring the cookie to life. I used a combination of black icing and the edible marker to provide outlines.
Oh, he’s just the cutest!
Tune in tomorrow to see one of Frankenstein’s friends. I’ll be showing a different one each day.
Until next time, have fun!