Monday, October 8, 2012

3D Tree Stump Cookie (Tutorial)

To make a tree stump cookie you will need:

 My tree stump consisted of these cookies:
  • 2-  4" circle cookies ("mangled" around the edges)
  • 3 - 3-1/2" circle cookies ("mangled" around the edges)
  • 1 - 3" circle cookie (keep the straight edges)
 I used these circle cutters.
You can use smaller graduated circle cookies if you'd like.

Before "glueing" the circles together, stack the cookies in the order that looks best.
I stacked the largest on the bottom and then put the 3" plain circle on top.
I even found some of the cookies looked better "upside down".

Unstack the cookies in a line in the order you want to assemble them. 
Then add brown glaze between each layer.

Preferably  do this next step on parchment paper.
 Outline the top circle with brown glaze and then start adding glaze
from top to bottom on the sides of your tree stump.

 Allow to dry for at least an hour.

Flood the top circle with gold glaze.

After it has dried for at least 30 minutes, 
add random tree rings, etc to the top of the stump with gold glaze.
Allow the stump to dry overnight.

Using Americolor gel and almond extract (to thin it),
mix up a few "tree bark" colors to give the tree stump a natural look.
Randomly paint on the colors.
 Allow to dry for several hours.

This tree stump would make a great fall centerpiece. 
I added some fall leaf and acorn cookies along with a few sprigs of plastic grass.



NoYoMoCo said...

These are beautiful! I love the tops - perfect!

Kim @ The Cookie Puzzle said...

So pretty and fall-ish! Your cookies always make me SMILE!

cookiecrazielady said...

Thank you so much. :) ♥

cookiecrazielady said...

Oh.....I love to bring this makes me so happy, Kim. :)

Paula Kelly-Bourque said...

A great tutorial and a fabulous tree stump. I'm no longer *stumped* on how you created this unique piece of cookie art ;)

cookiecrazielady said...

Thanks Paula! :) ♥

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