Friday, September 4, 2015

CookieCrazie Chatter...... Friday, September 4, 2015

CookieCrazie is teaching hands-on classes in the coming days!

CookieCrazie will be teaching Pre-CookieCon classes!
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The classes are all full at this time, but you can request to be on a waiting list.


CookieCrazie's Week in Review


Personal Side

This has been one of those weeks when it hasn't gone as planned.
I'm a rather type-A scheduled person, so I had to "let it go" many times this week.....
My son suddenly needed my help with buying a "new" car when his was too costly to fix.
He came for a visit and suddenly didn't have a car to get him back to his apartment.
So we managed to take his old car to the junk yard, purchase a used car,
and title/license/insure the "new" car in about 51 hours.
It was a whirlwind 3 days....
But my son now has a much more reliable car and I'm back to my schedule.
(Isn't it amazing how you'll do almost anything for your kids?!)

Finally by Thursday I was able to start making some headway
with the planning of my CookieCon classes.
There's so much to think about when you are traveling across the country
and you need to take your whole cookie world with you. ;)

In three weeks, we will be in the thick of CookieCon!
It is very exciting.....but right now, it is daunting.
I have so much baking, decorating, and packing to do.
But it is a fun-kind-of-stress.


Instagram photos for this week:

With autumn just around the corner, Happy Friday!

Fall cookies are anxious to come out and play.....

Happy Sunday!

September begins.....ushering in a whole new season!

A favorite time of year.....for sure.
Looking forward to a whole new season of cookies. :)
#tbt #throwback #autumn #fall


Last CookieCrazie Chatter....

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Mixed Media on Cookies

Mixed Media.....the new craze.
Apparently it has been around quite a while in the art world,
but Pamoda of Sugar Pearls Cakes and Bakes has brought it to the forefront in the cookie world.

She has done two tutorials that knock the idea out of the park!

The beauty of mixed media is how each decorator can personalize them to her/his own tastes.
I'm certain, you would never see two that looked alike.....

As soon as I saw Pamoda's tutorials, I went right to work creating my own versions.
Here's my two attempts.
They are very eclectic, but then.....they are supposed to be. ;) 

Mixed Media Cookie Collections

Monday, August 31, 2015

Edible Clay Flowers (Tutorial)

I keep seeing all these really cool cupcakes with flowers piped on top of them.
I dreamed that maybe edible clay could be piped on top of a cookie in a similar way. ;)

There's so many possibilities.....and I'm certainly not an expert on
decorating tips and all the things they can create.
But I did a little research and tried to make several different types of flowers.

For the lavender on the long rectangles, I used Arty McGoo's tutorial.
(No edible clay used on this one.....just glaze.)

For all of these flowers (except for the last one, which I've noted below),
use edible clay that has been thinned with a tiny amount of water to make it pipe-able.

I'm not sure which flower this one would be, (maybe Chrysanthemum?) but it looks pretty. haha
I used green edible clay in different leaf molds to make the background leaves.
Then I used a #81 tip for the flower petals.

This one reminds me of a hydrangea.
(remember......I'm no flower expert. I just love flowers. haha)
Leaves: #352 tip Flowers: #224 tip

For this one, I was going for a ranunculus flower. (Love them!)
Flower: #104 tip

Still trying for a ranunculus....with a different tip.
Grass: #233 tip  Flower: #1M tip

Finally, one of my all-time favorites, a coneflower.
(The colors aren't quite right, but the shape is what I'm referring to.)
Petals: Tip #81 
Crown Center: First pipe a large mound of clay, and then use a grass tip to make the bumps.

And finally, for the easiest flower of all, flood a fluted circle with glaze (no edible clay).
Wait about 4 hours, and then impress it with this stamper.
Add a flower center with glaze.

And there you have eclectic group of piped flowers. :)

Edible Glaze Molding Clay
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