We received a special request to make Arlo cookies, these cookies are a surprise present for one lucky little girl :) Seeing that we have not even seen the movie we have to scour the net to see images of Arlo and trying to think of how to make him as we don't have any Arlo cutter either :)
The request came thru pretty late and seeing that we were in the midst of working on another batch of cookies we weren't sure that we could fit it in, but I'm so glad we did coz i think they turn out really cute! Hope the little lady will be pleased to see this Arlo cookie set ;-)
So this time we remembered to taking tutorial photos, here are the set while they were still in progress...
Lets start with the cookies with just the top of Arlo's head. Mark the outline of Arlo with an edible marker, then with an outline consistency piped the black icing to make the shape of Arlo (see picture below for a clearer detail).
After the black icing is dry, start putting the green flood icing, please make sure you leave the area for the eyes alone, and let it dry.
Then lastly piped white flood icing onto the eyes and let it dry. The use dark brown icing to make the outer area of his eye pupil, when the brown icing is dry add the black of the eyes then a dot of white.
The next one is to make the full body Arlo, now this one is a bit more trickier...we also start with marking of the area we want to fill in with edible marker. Then start filling his body with green icing, but leave some parts blank like the areas for his eyes and his toenails.
Lastly we put the stripes on his back and outline the whole body with black edible markers. Then put the same steps as above to make his eyes, piped white flood icing, let it dry, and then add brown icing and black icing with white dots for the pupil of the eyes.
The next one is Spot, this little guy was a little bit tricky but quite fun to make as i love his hair :)
Start the same way as the others, mark the area with edible food marker. Then cover the outline with black icing. First fill his face & body area with skin colour icing, remember to add white flood icing in the middle for his eyes while the skin colour icing is still wet.
Then pipe brown icing for his hair. Lastly add his facial features, mouth, eyes, nose & eyebrows with a thick brown edible marker.
That was all the tutorial photos that we took during the progress of making these Arlo cookies. They have been packaged up ready to go to the one lucky special little lady ;-)
Lets hope this will make her day as this is going to be a surprise present :)
A special request from my nephew for a racing car as he is a big fan of anything on wheels and fast! lol Just like my little boy ;-)
In all the excitement of creating these we forgot to take progress photos for tutorial, however its a realatively simple cookies so its pretty easy to see what you have to do :)
Seeing that i have limited knowledge and experience in racing car, i had to consult a more knowledgeable advice, so my dear hubby actually designed the decoration for this race car...so if you don't like it you can take it up with him lol :P
Btw, we made a slight adjustment to the design with the cookies after we decorated them but the main features are the same :)
The cookie cutter was actually a bargain buy from one of the local store here, it was in their clearance bin for 50cents so its definetely a great find foe me :)
We also made the racing flags and my nephew's name as a banner to compliment the race car set. I think they come up quite well :)
Here is the close-up shot of the complimentary name plaque and some bits of the race car showing :)
All packaged-up ready to go, these will be personally hand delivered to him :)
We really hope he loves these race car set as much as we love making it ;-)
These set of cute minions cookies were specially made for my lovely niece, Nina :) My mum and dad specifically told me that she loves minions and she has a collection of them at home. So we set out to make a minion set, we didn't have a special minion cutters so we have to just use basic shapes cutter that we already have.
There were plenty of inspiration online, but the one that we love the most was from Julia's minion set - she is also known as Miss Biscuit in Melbourne. Its a bit of a mixture of inspiration as one of the cookies were also inspired by Karen's cookies, she is now known as Piped Dreams in South Australia and the round face minions were inspired by Grunderfully Delicious :)
These set were really fun to make, these were some of the cookies while they were still work in progress
I took a select few pictures of the minion cookies as they were progressing, but because there were quite a few different ones here its a bit hard to get them all. So we have are the stages of creating Kevin and Stuart :)
Lets start with Kevin. We used an edible pen to mark the areas where we want to put the yellow head and arms, then also marked the areas for his overalls. Flood with yellow and blue icing & let it dry.
Next step is to pipe his grey glasses rim and add his hair, hands, feet & mouth with black icing. Also add a little pocket in the middle of his overall.
Lastly piped the white eye inside the grey icing (see photo) and the straps of his overall. When the white icing for the eye is dry, add dark brown icing and then black icing in the middle of his eye.
The next minion is Stuart. The stages of how to create Stuart are in the pictures below :)
These last couple of steps are just putting in the details and adding my niece's name on top :)
We also decided to make Nina's name is the minion colours, we thought it will compliment the set nicely
Here they are, all packed up and ready to be hand delivered to my lovely niece when my parents get home from their holiday :)
Hope she will love these minions cookies as much as we do ;-)
We made these superheroes cookies specially for my nephew (Claudia's little cousin), however my little boy have been eyeing on these guys since i first put the first flood of icing on them lol :P
I know there are so many different version of these superheroes and they have been done so many different times before...however this is the first time we are making these guys and it was quite a learning experience :)
It was quite challenging but we were happy to try it out and learned a lot from it :)
So we decided to stick with the four superheroes: Batman, Captain America, Ironman & Hulk.
We didn't get a chance to take tutorial photos for all of them but we did managed to get a simple series of photos of Ironman :)
Its pretty simple to make, the trickiest part is probably getting the right consistency red icing so that we wont get any craters on them as there are a few small areas to fill.
Firstly using an edible marker, we marked off the areas where we want to put the red icing. Then let the red icing dry fora few hours. The second step is to fill the yellow fave, arms and legs with yellow 20 second icing. Then lastly piped the little details such as black eyes & mouth as well as the white dot on his chest.
My boy's fave superhero is the green Hulk. My dad happen to be here when we were working on these cookies and his fave is Captain America. My personal fave is the Ironman as he is pretty cute and easy to make lol :P
Here are the four of them together in their superheroes background :)
I also love seeing them in plain primary colours
My mum & dad will be bringing these home and personally deliver them to my nephew :)
We really hope he will love them ;-)
Second day of the New Year and we had the privilege to create birthday cookies for Emilie who is turning one today :) She is the cutest little thing and our friends Katty & Aiden has done such a wonderful job as her parents. She is blessed with so many pressies and lovely people who came to celebrate her birthday today, we were happy to be able to make her 1st birthday cookies as party favours and we also made a little cookie gift basket for her.
For the party favours we made 3 different balloon designs with 2 base colours - pink and white, to match her party invitation.
We took a photo tutorial for the party favours, so lets start from the beginning....because we dont have a big number 1 cookie cutter we had to get creative with a few cutters that we own. We use a big rectangle cutter and use small rectangle & heart cutter to make the shape of number 1. So here is my plan, a doodling i made with spare scrap paper lying around the house, we just trimmed the side and cut out bits of the cookie dough to make the right shape :)
When the cookies were bakes, we flood them all with the base icing colour....here is one of the cookie after being flooded with pink icing...i just love love love puffy smooth icing :)
We made a total of 4 dozen cookie favours, 2 dozen of pink and 2 dozen of white.
Here are the 3 designs, pink ones & the white ones :)
To make the first design, we piped 3 different colours to make the shape of balloons inside the number 1 with a letter on each balloon spelling "ONE". Then we piped white tails for the balloon and write "ONE" inside the balloons.
The second design was one balloon with number 1 inside it and a tag underneath with Emilie's name :)
And the third design was a string of different colour buntings inside the number one that spells Emilie's name, see the photos below for a better visual.
Here are the platter of the number 1's for the party favours
Here they are, all packaged up ready to go for the birthday party :)
We want Katty and Aiden to taste the cookies too so we also made a little gift basket for them to take home and enjoyed after the big party :)
Thank you Katty & Aiden for including us in the big milestone birthday for Emilie :) Today was so much fun and i hope you get to enjoy the rest of the day with your little precious girl ;-)
We want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year and welcome to 2016! We believe this New Year will bring greatness, lots of blessings and amazing things will happen in your life in 2016. We pray that God will turn your passion into a goldmine, and may everything you touch turn to gold :)
This is why we decided to start the New Year with a touch of gold. This is probably the most bling-iest (i dunno if that is even a word lol) cookies we ever made! Striking Black and white with a touch of gold :)
This time we get to experiment with lots of cool stuff. For my birthday my dear wonderful hubby gave me a wonderful new tool for my birthday present....a brand new pocket projector! Woohoo!
The projector really helps me do writing on cookies, which is my main weakness. This awesome 'Pico' - that's what we call it, opens up a world of new possibilities and no more tracing with baking paper anymore...a lot less time consuming *oh yeah*!
This is the setup we have at the moment... the Pico projector is connected to my iPad with HDMI cable :)
Check out how clear that projected image on to the cookie, makes it soo much easier to do tricky writing font and all sort of different designs. That is why i said this opens up a whole new world of possibilities, all thanks to my dear hubby who has been looking all over the country (i kid you not!) to source this pocket projector just for me, aren't I blessed ;-)
Anyway, we also use rolkem gold to paint the gold dust into the cookies. We didn't take any tutorial photos as this set of cookies were made just to celebrate the New Year and to share our newest cookie toy with you all :)
So instead of posting ' how to' photos, we are going to post nice close-up photos of the gold cookies :)
One thing to note, we need to get a better paint brush as the ones we have are not small enough to do small detail work, we keep messing up and making mistakes all over the place, but really and truly...it was SOOO much fun to paint everything gold! lol ;P
Well i hope you are spending the New Year with the people you love most and we wish you a wonderful year in 2016, lets declare that this New Year will be a year of abundance, a year of breakthrough and God given shifts for you and your family this year! Take care & blessings to you :)
Cookie Artist & Content Creator, who loves spreading the cookie love.