There are so many inspiration out there and I can spend hours looking at Pinterest for beautiful illustrations from the many very talented artist that i found there.
One particular illustrator that really admire because of all her beautiful work is Marina Fedotova. She is amazingly talented and when i saw one of her beautiful work I wonder how it would look as a cookie, so i set out to try and create a cookie based on her work. This is also partly an excuse so that i can practise painting on cookies some more lol :P
This is a sweet little girl with her beautiful pink dress and her watering can.
Im intrigued as to explore more about painting on cookie because i really do love the result that i get after each experiment. Its in no way perfect but each time i learn something new and i get to how I prefer to do certain things with the food gel colouring and the different brushes.
Its really hard to explain how to create this, but i have taken progress photos so that you can see the stages and progression on how these were created.
As always i started off with tracing the outline of the image that i want to create. I projected the image with my PICO projector, it would have been a lot harder to do without a projector.
Then i started with the yellow flower planter behind her and then her pink dress. The i waited until the dress dries and add her skin and add a green watering can. Then with an edible marker draw the flower stems on the side of her dress as well as some butterflies.
Start adding more details little by little, orange hair, butterflies, flowers, and defining the flower stems a bit more. Paint some details on the planter box with some warm brown gel food colouring to make it look more like a planter box.
Add the other parts of the watering can, the spout, the handle and carry on part on the top where the girl is holding on to. Then add a little daisy in front of the watering can.
Then for the most difficult part is her face, this gives her character and its tricky because the features of her face is so dainty. Using a fine tip edible marker in chocolate brown colour draw her eyes, little nose and mouth, and then brush a small pink edible luster dust to her cheeks to give her a healthy blush.
Lastly the hair....its the hardest part, it took ages to get them looking right. I use a combination of painted gel colouring and edible marker on the hair. I was kinda 'winging it' as i don't do these very often. This is probably my 3rd trial run panting cookies so learning A LOT as I'm practicing these :)
Anyway, as i said earlier....its really hard to describe step by step progress of the creation for this kind of cookie, so i think the best way to have a look at the progress photos and as you can see i added the details little by little. All i can say is keep practicing as practice makes perfect right? ;-)
I hope you are enjoying looking at the progression of this sweet girl cookie :) There will be more to come as we are really enjoying creating these painted cookies....so until next time! ;-)
Cookie Artist & Content Creator, who loves spreading the cookie love.