One of Claudia's after school care teacher is leaving the school and she made a last minute request to make a special cookie gift pack for her. So we had to come up with something quickly. After a quick brainstorming session we decided to do up, up and away farewell cookies for her :)
By the way this is also another excuse for me to practice painting on cookies again lol :P
We used a gift tag cookie cutter to create the bunny holding the balloons. Started off with a wet-on-wet technique to make the background clouds. Flood the cookies with blue icing and while its still wet piped white flood icing in the shape of clouds - see picture below.
After the clouds background has dried, piped 3 different colours balloon on the top part of the cookie.
Then make an outline shape of a bunny with an edible pen. Fill with white flood icing and let it dry.
After the white icing on the bunny has dried its time to start painting. I used warm brown gel colouring and some water to get the speckled effect on the bunny. And lastly use a brown edible pen to draw the strings on the balloons :)
Next is the hot air balloon, its very simple, mark the area where you want the air balloon to end, you can free hand this but im not very good at free-hand so i always mark it just to be safe :P
Then put the middle pink flood icing first and i put the blue icing on each side while the pink icing are still wet, and let it dry. Piped pink basket at the bottom of the hot air balloon. Then put stiff grey icing in squiggly lines on to the bottom of the hot air balloon and the 2 lines connecting the basket. Lastly put 2 little hearts on the basket and in between the lines on the hot air balloon.
Here are the two together :)
We put it into a gift pack ready to be given as a farewell gift to Claudia's after school care leader :)
I was told that Liz loved the cookies, i hope she also likes the taste of them when she tries it at home :)
Take care everyone & have a fabulous valentine weekend! ;-)
Cookie Artist & Content Creator, who loves spreading the cookie love.