Monday, September 1, 2014

Bow Cookie (Tutorial)

The coolest thing about a bow cookie.......
you can use a bow tie cookie cutter (which are super popular right now)! :)

Here's a couple of my favorites:
Bow Tie Cutters from PlasticsInPrint
Hair Bow Cookie Cutters from Cheap Cookie Cutters

To make a bow cookie, you'll need two colors of glaze.
First you'll need the main color of the bow, and then a color for inside the loop.
In one example above, the bow is gold with a white inner loop.
In the other example, a lighter color purple made the inner loop of a dark purple bow.

Start by adding the inside of the loop. Allow it to dry for at least 30 minutes.
Then outline and flood the two sides of the bow as seen below.

Once the glaze has dried for about 30 minutes, 
use a 1.5 PME tip to add an outline of the bow sides and the loop.

Allow the sides to dry for about 1 hour.
Use the end of a boo-boo stick to add some crease marks to the side bows as shown.
Outline and flood the center knot.

If desired, add some "drama" to the bow by brushing on some
gold luster dust mixed with vodka.

Purple Gold and Black Cookie Collection

Friday, August 29, 2014

CookieCrazie Chatter...... Friday, August 29, 2014

Join CookieCrazie for......

Cookie'sCool November 14 - 16, 2014 in Genoa, Italy

CookieCruise 2015 on January 22-26, 2015


CookieCrazie's Week in Review


Personal Side

My time in Ukraine is coming to a close.
As you read this (Friday) I'll be on my way home.
We leave Friday morning from Ukraine (8 hours ahead of CST)
and will arrive home at nearly midnight Friday night, CST.
It will be a very long Friday. :)

Our trip has been fabulous.
The people were beyond excited to have us this year.
There weren't too many groups that came this summer.
In fact, only two in Borislav......and Dave & I were one of them.
They were elated that we would take our "vacation time"
to come visit them in their country's time of unrest.

Needless to say, they showered us with blessings....... always more than we give.
When they asked why we would come to Ukraine with it's war going on......
we told them that there is some huge unrest right in our back yard in America.
Ferguson, MO is just miles away from us......and in some ways, that is war torn too.

So there is no place on this earth that is truly "safe".
Thankfully we have hope in the Lord Jesus and could share that with many.

I hope to write a post about my trip and all the cookie-related things that happened.
It is amazing how cookies can make such a huge difference.

Again, I thank you for reading my blog and supporting me in my ministry.
I feel incredibly blessed at this time.


Instagram photos for this week:

An Apple-a-day keeps the blues away.
Happy Friday!!!

Here's a little peak into the wonderful women's retreat we had......the BEST ever!
We are now saying our goodbyes. :( more wifi for a while.....

Apple themed cookies from last year......
Our Ukraine trip is going well.
We are having lunch at a pastor's home this afternoon and they have wifi.
We call ourselves "wifi deprived". ��
Thanks for all your prayers and support.

We have completed all our work in Ukraine.
Today is a "free day" to rest and enjoy our host family.
Tomorrow (Friday) we return home.
It has been an amazing time here filled with incredible memories and blessings.


Last CookieCrazie Chatter....

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Cookie'sCool in Genoa, Italy November 14-16, 2014 (Part 2)

 November 14 - 16, 2014 in Genoa, Italy

Later this year, I have the privilege of being an instructor at a
cookie school in Italy called Cookie'sCool.
The event will offer hands-on classes by several amazing cookie instructors.

Each class will be two hours of technique instructions and then
hands-on decorating for each participant.

I shared some of my projects in a previous post back in May.
Now I'm back to share the changes we've made to my classes and show some more photos.

The peacock cookie platter is still planned as part of the line up.

The other two projects (wet-on-wet technique with markers & flower cookie pops with BRP Boxes)
have been laid aside to incorporate some of my newer techniques
that the CookiesCool organizers were interested in.

I'll be sharing how to make all these items for an "American Breakfast"..... cookie style.

Next up...... Christmas Quilt Cookies.
Since CookiesCool is held right before Christmas, 
we were encouraged to offer some classes involving the holiday theme.
I love this style of cookie-ing, and am anxious to share it with participants. :)

Many folks have asked me about the wood grain on my apple tree cookie platter.
That technique, along with how to assemble this apple tree, will be another one of my classes.

And my final class will involve these Quilted Christmas Tree Cookies from last year.

It's going to be a fabulous event!
Check out the CookiesCool website to see all the other wonderful classes offered.

Cookie'sCool in Genoa, Italy
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