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Fireworks Decorated Cookies

For me, the best part of a Fourth of July celebration is the huge fireworks that spread out over the sky above me. It's stunning to see such beauty displayed from an explosion. 

Trying to emulate it on cookies is harder than I thought it would be. Using wet-on-wet is always a time saver and makes for a quickly decorated cookie, but getting all the dots and flourishes in the right place to show a symetrical fireworks display is a bit tricky.

Start with a round or scalloped round cookie. Outline and flood it with a darker blue glaze. 

While the glaze is still very wet, add circular patterns of differing fireworks. Use red, light blue and white glaze to form those patterns. My suggestion would be to find some clipart of fireworks and study those patterns before attempting the wet-on-wet piping.

This is such a fun, and relatively easy cookie.

KaBOOM!



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O Holy Night Christmas Village Decorated Cookie Collection

For several months, I've been dreaming of doing "main street" / "village" type cookies.
I attempted them in autumn HERE.
I wasn't pleased with that set and have been determined to "get it right" at Christmas time.
Honestly, I think the white sanding sugar "snow" in the photo above
is what made them work for me. haha

Cutters Used:
House Cutter
Pocket, Pencil, & Wedding Cake Cutters from Sugarbelle's Shape Shifters

Since I used wet-on-wet technique, I needed to ensure that I had two colors of each hue that were close enough to provide a  slight shadow with each detail.
Here's the colors used for all the buildings and trees.
Notice the small variations of each hue.

I flooded each cookie (excpet for the windows and doors) and then filled those in with the contrasting color. Next I added various lines, waves or window dividers.

They dried overnight and then I used a black food color marker to add small details.
The details are sloppy..... but this style warrants it.
That suits me well since I often feel like sloppy is the effect I get whether I'm trying or not. πŸ˜‰

 
 


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CookieCrazie Chatter...... Friday, March 4, 2016














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CookieCrazie's Week in Review




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Personal Side


Last weekend was filled with Easter cookies.....and I had a blast with those electric colors!
There's something about those colors that really encourage everyone after a long winter.

I started a new job this week as an office manager in a doctor's office.
For now, it's just one day a week.....but eventually it will be several days per week.
I'll have to step up my organizational skills to keep up with cookies and work too.
But I'm happy to get out of the house one day a week and be with lots of people.
I was finding myself becoming more hermit-like these last few months. ;)

I'm starting a set of strawberry-related cookies today.
Sometimes the planning stage is as fun as the decorating stage......
and that was the case finding all-things-strawberry. :)


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Instagram photos for this week:



Happy Friday!


It won't be long and we'll be seeing new life all around us. :)


Grapevines and moss.....


THIS is happening today.....


Have a glorious Sunday.....


Taking advantage of this beautifully sunny day to take some photos of some BRIGHT cookies. :)


Rustic was what I was going for....


Happy Tuesday!



Bunnies are peeking out all around here.....
These are new shapes from That's A Nice Cookie Cutter.


Don't forget the carrots.....we gotta feed this crowd. ;)


One of my favorite flowers done with an awesome cutter from Creative Cookier.
Here's last year's tutorial.
It won't be long and we'll be seeing the real ones around here.
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These bright colors tend to put a huge smile on winter-weary recipients. :)


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Small Details with Big Effects on Decorated Cookies





Wet-on-wet technique on cookies is the quickest and easiest way to decorate.
You just flood the cookie with one color and then add any number of different designs
to the base with other colors of glaze.

To help make wet-on-wet cookies POP even more.....
allow them to dry overnight and then add small details via food color markers or painting with gel.

It's amazing the DRAMATIC effect that a few well placed dots, dashes, or swirls 
can make to a cookie! 

I have two favorite brands of food color markers.

FooDoodlers have been around a long time.....and were the first markers I ever used for decorating.
Their tip is not as fine as my second choice, but they are less expensive and have several colors.

http://www.countrykitchensa.com/shop/ingredients-icing-colors-flavors/10-assorted-fine-line-foodoodler/46/535/1210/629279/




And then there are these beauties......Rainbow Dust Double Sided Food Pens.
These markers are pricey (they come from UK), but they have an ultra fine tip and work great!






http://www.partytraincakesupplies.com/collections/edible-pens/products/rainbow-dust-100-edible-pen-jet-black


For white details, you can paint on regular Americolor Bright White gel with a fine paintbrush.
Or you can load an empty pump marker with white gel to make your own!
Here's the tutorial to make a white food color marker.


Now start adding small details with big effects!







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