Yesterday was the last day of school for this term and Logan made a special request to say thank you to his class teacher. He wants me to make a small cookie gift to give to his teacher as he has really enjoyed having her as his class teacher this year :)
His request was pretty last minute, but because it was so sweet and thoughtful, I managed to squeezed in his request and finished the cookies the day before yesterday.
He was really happy and proudly brought these cookies to school for his teacher yesterday :)
I love decorating the apple with banner, the icing was so puffy and shiny when they were wet :P
I have taken the step by step photos below.
Step 1: With medium consistency red icing, fill the top and bottom part of the apple and while the icing is still wet, use a white medium consistency icing to make polkadots, let it dry.
Step 2: Fill the middle area with white medium consistency icing - see the second picture below, and let it dry for 5-10mins.
Step 3: Continue to fill the rest of the white banner on each side with the same white icing, and let it dry
Step 4: With outline consistency white icing outline the outter sides of the banners to give it more dimension. It also makes the banner popped a bit :)
Step 5: With black outline consistency icing, write the teacher's name in the middle of the banner.
For the pencil, it was pretty straight forward:
Step 1: Use cream colour medium consistency icing to fill the top of the pencil, and use a grey colour medium consistency icing to fill the area between the body of the pencil and the eraser - see the first picture on the far left side below.
Step 2: Fill the body of the pencil with yellow medium consistency icing and with the same 'wet on wet' technique like the apple, dotted white medium consistency icing all around the yellow icing while the yellow icing is still wet.
Step 3: Fill the eraser part with pink medium consistency icing.
Step 4: Use a black edible pen to colour in the tip of the pencil, and with an outline consistency grey icing put the squiggle lines in the grey part of the pencil.
Step 5: Lastly, pipe the 'thank you' writing in the middle with black outline consistency icing.
Logan happily report that the gift was very well received and his teacher was delighted with his sweet and thoughtful gift. I hope she likes the taste of the cookie too :) I was told that she will save some to enjoy during the school holidays ;-)
So happy that daylight savings have started and we can officially say that Spring is here :)
To celebrate the arrival of Spring we have created daffodil cookies and we will share how to create these gorgeous flowers, using an alternative cutter as we dont have an actual daffodil cookie cutter.
Here are the finished daffodil cookies :)
Because we don't have a daffodil cutter we used a shooting star cutter to create the cookies :)
To begin decorating the daffodil cookies, here is the step by step with picture tutorial"
Step 1: Start with flooding the entire cookie with light blue icing in medium consistency, let it dry.
Step 2: Mark the areas for the daffodils with edible food marker.
Step 3: Use medium consistency yellow icing and fill the petals of the daffodils, then fill the middle part of the daffodil with an orange colour icing and let it dry.
Step 4: Next, we use a stiff consistency icing to create the green stem and the grass and let it dry.
Step 5: Last step, once the green icing is dry, add the little flowers all around the grass and dust a little bit of green lustre dust around the grass area to give some subtle shading and a bit more dimension between the blue sky and the grass area - see picture below.
Here is the picture of the finished cookie in a platter :)
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial, Happy Spring everyone :)
We decided to do something a little different for Father's Day this year. We made our first 3D cookie, a toolbox cookie along with all the tools of the trade, these were made for my father in law as he is a bit of a handyman around the house.
This was inspired by Sweetopia's blog post tutorial, we downloaded the template and bought the tools cookie cutters from eBay. This is what we ended up with :)
I'm not sure if this is because its our first time creating a 3D cookie, we felt that it was quite fiddly to make and the big pieces that make up the toolbox was quite large so they were pretty heavy and pretty hard to put icing on such a large area.
We downloaded the template for the toolbox from Sweetopia's blog post, HERE.
We them with made our usual honey cookies, and these are the pieces for the toolbox
We didn't have to put icing at the bottom piece so we put the icing on the side pieces only. Because they are such a large area, its best to outline with #3 piping tip and let it dry slightly for about 5-10mins and then flood the area with red icing. Let it dry overnight. I would highly recommend to NOT move the pieces until they are completely dry to avoid the icing to crack, as they are quite heavy pieces.
Here is the four sides after the icing are completely dry and ready to assemble. We have to apply generous outline consistency icing on each side as a glue to put them together.
Next we created the tools to put inside the toolbox. We have baked the tools cookies in shapes of the hammers, pliers, spanners, screwdrivers, handsaw, and lastly a drill :)
We didn't get a chance to take progress photos of all the tool, but we did take a select few. The first one is for the hammer.
Step 1: Use yellow medium consistency icing to create the handle
Step 2: then add the grey icing for the top part of the hammer and let it dry for a few minutes
Step 3: Outline the hammer and add the thick part of the hammer with more flood icing.
Next is the screwdriver, its very simple and easy as we only need to do 2 parts.
Step 1: Use medium consistency blue icing to flood the handle.
Step 2: Use grey medium consistency icing to add the top part of the screwdriver & let it dry.
The last tool we did was the pliers cookies.
Step 1: Use medium consistency icing to create the handle
Step 2: Do the alternate part of the pliers with grey medium consistency icing - see picture below
Step 3: Flood the reminder of the area with the same grey icing and let it dry, then add the middle pin with the same grey icing in the middle - see picture below.
Here are all the tools together after they have been completed and all decorated :)
Hope that helps explain the process a little bit. Sorry we didn't get a chance to take progress photos of all the tools as we had quite a limited amount of time this time to create these. The good news is that you can always go to Sweetopia's blog for more in-depth and detail explanation on how to create these tools and toolbox.
Hope everyone had a great weekend and Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there :)
A mother & daughter who loves baking. We especially love creating and decorating cookies. This blog is a place where we can express our baking creativity.