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 :)
Cookie Artist & Content Creator, who loves spreading the cookie love.