Thursday, April 24, 2014

Daffodil Cookies (Tutorial)

I love daffodils.
I know, I seems I say this about so many different flowers.
So I guess I should just say.....I LOVE FLOWERS! :)

But really, there is something so very cheery and admirable about a daffodil.

To try to capture the dimension of the flower, I wanted to add a circle cookie in the center.
It was just the touch I was going for. 

Someone gave me the flower cutter below.....and I don't know where it is available (sorry!)
but this daisy cutter or another flower cutter with pointed petals would work just as well.

Also, cut circle cookies that will fit nicely in the middle of the flower.
Before baking.....smoosh the circle down into the flower with your thumb
to give the center a hollowed-look.

Once it is baked, outline the flower shape with yellow 10-second glaze
Allow it to dry for a few minutes before flooding the circle and petals with yellow glaze.
Note: since you are not only flooding the base cookie, but also a cookie "from above",
you need the outline to be a bit more sturdy.

Give the flooded daffodil a good 30 minutes to dry.
Then add a squiggly outline to the diameter of the circle cookie as shown below.

Dry overnight.

To add a bit of "character" to the flower,
make a mixture of Americolor Egg Yellow gel + Lemon Yellow gel and randomly paint the flower.

 To make the center look hollow,
brush some dry bronze luster dust within the squiggly outline of the circle cookie.
(see photo below)

Spring Flowers Cookie Collection

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Crocus Cookies (Tutorial)

Spring.......the long awaited season has arrived.
And with it.....many beautiful flowers. :)

I've never done crocus cookies before.
They are the flowers that bloom the earliest (often in the snow) and
I didn't want to exclude them in this cookie collection.

There's many different cutter shapes you can use for crocus. 
The goal would be to find something that is bigger on one end and narrows down on the other end.
The cone shape or a triangle are perfect for this.

Crocus come in purple, yellow and white.
Since purple is my favorite color.....I chose it for this variation. ;)

Outline and flood the flower as shown below.
If the cookie shape allows for a sure to leave room for it.

Give the first layer about 30 minutes dry time and then add some foreground petals.
With glaze you need to make sure that you keep the petals separate.....or they will run together.

After 30 more minutes, add a few more petals.
The stem can be added now, as well.

Allow them to dry overnight.

Brush on some dry pearl luster dust to give them a beautiful shimmer.

Spring Flowers Cookie Collection

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter 2014 from CookieCrazie!

Here's to wishing you the most blessed Easter season
filled with the delights of spring......
and the blessed remembrance of all that Jesus did for us in the resurrection!

 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance:
that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,  that he was buried,
that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.
1 Corinthians 15: 3-4
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