Wednesday, April 18, 2012
my cookies only. It makes short work of logos, and photos. Sorry, I just don't have the patience, or the desire to do those things by hand. Also, the sugar sheets themselves come from Kopykake, and as you will see, there are several different sizes to choose from. Here's the business card sized one loaded, ready to go for an order I will be working on today.
Here's what the package looks like...shows you what sized sheet, how many on the sheet, and, as you can see, there's 24 per package...they run about $29 dollars or so.
Kopykake provides a free online service to use these sheets, and they walk you thru the process. You have to log your new sheets in with a code number to get access to the programs.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Today, we're going to talk about marbling techniques...I'm sure some of the other cookiers have done tutorials on this, and even videos, which are definately better. But you get pictures on my blog, because I'm still a newbie too, and I don't do videos...yet! :) (give me time) As you can see here, my cookie is flooded with icing, and while it's still wet, you make lines with a different color, or 2 or 3,...and they don't even need to be really straight. So, don't stress about them.
You can see my 2nd set of colors here
and the pink added here. Still just drawing lines...I even play around with the thicknesses of frosting
Now, take your toothpick, or whatever you want to use, and start on side, and draw the pick thru the lines of icing, staying close to the outside edge. Bring it around thru the white, still along the edge, and swing on down to the bottom of the cookie and go thru the lines again. This time, you notice the icing is pulled the other direction. Keep right on going, following the shape of the cookie, and as you come to the top where you started, drop down a little and go thru the lines again.
So my hubby snapped pics as I drew thru another one...these may be a little hard to see, but I'v made the first loop, and am coming back around for the 2nd go-round.
You can see it a little better here.
Still moving the toothpick...it doesn't come up out of the icing until you're done.
See, it really doesn't matter if your lines are straight because, you mess 'em up anyway. :)
Ok, here's a round one. Flood, draw circles, and grab your toothpick!
And this is what you end up with.
One more... a circle with lines...wet icing...this is called a wet-on-wet technique, by the way. It's the only way this marbling works.
Ok, here goes the toothpick...this one's really easy to see.
Monday, January 09, 2012
Yeah, I know...it was the tail end of November when I posted last. December turned out to be a really busy month for me, and was a test of my abilities. I think I passed. Except for posting on my blog...hmmm...I failed that one big time. So, I will try harder to do a better job this year, plus show you how I do some of my cookies. And I'm talking about the ones I do out of other shapes. It's becoming one of my favorite things to do...sort of a personal challenge to myself, and it pleases my sense of frugality and practicalness(is that a word?).
Like these clocks...all made with geometric shapes. Ovals, rectangles, squares, and circles. Sure, you have to trim sometimes, to get the shapes you're after, but that's the challenge.