Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thanksgiving Headress Cookies (Tutorial)





I meant to make these three hats/headdresses into full blown tutorials.
However, I was doing at least five projects at the same time when I made these.
Needless to say.....I did a poor job of photographing all the steps.
I'm hopeful that if you're interested in making any of these cookies,
you'll get the gist of it through the photos and instructions I share here.

The girl pilgrim hat is made by cutting dough with two ovals as shown below.
I think I made it more complex than it needed to be. : /
Using white glaze.....outline, flood, and then add lines onto the pilgrim hat
allowing time in between each step.


The Indian headdress was a bit tricky.
I didn't consider how heavy the feather would be.....
and that thin ring of cookie was not very strong to hold up the weight.

Once I decorated the feather and the ring.....and let them dry,
I "glued" a popsicle stick to the back of the feather and ring to give them stability.
I used a shelf rack behind it to hold it in place while it dried.
It worked! The headdress stayed together beautifully.

For the boy pilgrim hat, you'll need to make glaze transfers for the belt buckle
 the day before you decorate.
Just pipe it onto parchment paper and let it dry overnight.
Later, you can brush it with a gold luster dust/almond extract mixture.

Once the hat is assembled and dried overnight,
add some black ribbon and "glue" it together in the back.
I used a scrapbook embosser tool taped to my shelf rack to hold the ribbon in place until it dried.
Glue on your gold buckle glaze transfer.....and you're all done.


4 comments:

NoYoMoCo said...

Such a cute idea, Pam!

dharma said...

Beautiful idea.

SimplySweetsbyHoneybee{Melissa} said...

You never cease to amaze me. I love that I get sneek peaks on Instagram.

Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking} said...

These are amazing, Pam. The tutorial is fantastic too for the likes of peeps like me that don't have that 'cookie vision'. :) Thank you for linking this post up on Sugar & Slice Sunday link party. You've been featured! Look out for the new post coming soon! Thanks again.

 
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