Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas Cookie Greetings - Video Tutorial

For today's post the talented Hani of Haniela's Food & Photography invited me to be a part of a virtual cookie party. We were instructed to find inspiration from a holiday card.

Welcome to my portion of the festivities which was inspired by a beautiful hand-crafted card.

The best part is that the artist Elena lives only two minutes away, we actually got to meet and brainstorm together. You can visit her blog to see all her adorable paper crafts & handmade party decorations : http://justmeprints.blogspot.ca/2012/10/papertrey-ink-october-blog-hop.html

I not only wanted to design a cookie but also a hostess gift to bring when you go "home for the holidays". Below are some photos of the unpackaged cookies, I was trying to replicate a quiet street during the holidays. Be sure to watch the end on the video where I share how to keep the cookies in place when filling the jar. After watching my video don't forget to scroll all the way down where you will find the links to the virtual cookie party.

Here is the complete video tutorial: 

Photos by Elena Roussakis

Supplies for this project:

Medium glass jar, I got mine at the local Dollar Store;
Clear acetate sheet available at art supply stores;
Luster dust available here: http://www.flourconfections.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=luster+dust&search_in_description=1&inc_subcat=1&x=12&y=10

White sanding sugar: http://www.flourconfections.com/sanding-sugar-white-p-3444.html
Assorted paint brushes.
If you are in need of some holiday inspiration, check out all these wonderful cookies.
Scroll to the bottom for links to the virtual cookie party (everyone's projects).

 1.Stephanie, Ellie' s Bites Decorated Cookies
2. Anne, Flour Box Bakery
3. Georganne, LilaLoa
4. Lorraine, Lorraine's Cookies
5. Kim, The Partiologist
6. Pam, Cookie Crazie
7.Cathy, Cathy's Cookies
8. Mariëlle, De Koekenbakkers
9.  Nadia, My Little Bakery
10. Liz, Arty Mc Goo
11. Callye, Sweet Sugarbelle
12. Marlyn, Montreal Confections
13. Lisa, The Bearfoot Baker
14. Meaghan, The Decorated Cookie
15. Paula, Vanilla Bean Baker
16. Miriam & Estíbaliz, Message in a Cookie
17. Ali, Ali Bee's Bakeshop
18. Myriam, Chapix Cookies
19. Jennifer, Not Your Momma's Cookie
21. Maryann, Cookie Artisan
22. Hani, Haniela's

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Chevron anyone?

I got a request from Vicki of Vicki's Sweets to do a tutorial on chevron print on a cookie, so here it is. I created 2 tutorials the first is done in royal icing the second video is done with the airbrush, you decide which you perfer.

Video number 1 chevron in royal icing

Video number 2 chevron done with an airbrush

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Peekaboo Cookies

Not sure about the name but I am pretty excited about today's post, I think these cookies could work in any color and would be off the charts in gold.

To make these cookies you will need to order wafer paper, available here: http://www.tastyfotoart.com/EdiblePaper.htm

They are offering a special trial pack of 5 sheets for $10, SHIPPING INCLUDING this offer is also open to Canadians. You can order a trial pack of frosting sheets should you want to try those as well.

Once you decide on the punch you may find a round cookie looks best but in my video I used a simple square one.

The punch is a little more complicated than the usual ones, you may want to watch a video tutorial I found on YouTube: http://youtu.be/8KWPL_UUcjY

Last but not least here is the video on how to actually make the cookies:

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Shabby chic lace effect on cookies

First I want to thank everyone who has been following my YouTube journey, earlier this week I hit my personal target of 300K views on my channel. I work very hard on my videos to not only show design ideas but to create new techniques to inspire you to try them yourselves. Please know I appreciate your time and value you feedback and support, “merci” everyone.

In today’s video I will show you how to easily create an elegant background to your cookies.

Mustache cookie pops

I suppose I should have gotten this posted back in October but I didn’t even see that month fly by, so better late than never…right? This month is Movember if you don’t know what that is you can visit their web page for the low down. Here is the Canadian page:  http://ca.movember.com/ here is the worldwide link www.movember.com.

I had originally made these cookies back in 2010 but I wasn’t doing videos then, this photo is the original version of the cookies.

You could certainly use these cookies for other events such as mustache themed party. Here is a link to an etsy shop with super cute party supplies for this theme: http://www.etsy.com/listing/110398593/little-man-mustache-and-bow-tie-baby?ref=sr_gallery_27&ga_search_query=mustache+party+set&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=CA&ga_ref=auto7&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=mustache+party+set

Here is the link for the lolly sticks at the same store: http://www.coppergifts.com/cookie-cutters/pc/Cookie-Treat-Sticks-33p1855.htm

Last but not least the video tutorial on how to make the mustache cookie pops along with some red lips and cool sunglasses.