Today I'm posting my first...sorta kinda tutorial of one of my cookie designs. I hope you enjoy!
Before I make a cookie, I almost always sit down and sketch out my ideas. I like to label or color in my sketches so I know exactly what colors I need to prepare and when/where they will be used.
The first thing I did for this cookie was to create the background. I used a sky blue and forest green to create a horizon and then white in the wet-on-wet technique to make the clouds.
Cookies like this need to be worked in layers. After the background had dried for about 2 hours, I piped the portions of my image that would appear farthest back in perspective.
First I piped the flesh color which I got with a little bit of copper food gel, then the vest and pants and finally, the coat and hat.
After the first piping dried for about half an hour I added the next layer. This included black boots, pot, hat band, gold, buttons, red beards, and a flesh tone nose. I allowed these to dry for another half hour and then I piped gold details on the shoes, hat band, and detailed coins on the gold background at the top of the pot.
This is when I put on the finishing touches. I used gold dust mixed with alcohol to make the gold accents sparkle. Brown food gel was used to create shading. The rainbow was painted on with gel food coloring.