When my sister-in-law told me the theme for my niece's 7th birthday party was Tangled, I got super excited.
When I found out I only had to work a 1/2 day and could make it out to West Virginia for her birthday party, I got super, super excited.
See, I had just seen, Sweet Sugar Belle's, version of Tangled cookies.
These were her beautiful cookies.
Immediately, I was inspired.
I hope I can someday make my own designs and impress people with my own creative interpretation of a simple image.
But in the meantime, while I work on learning techniques first, the creativity will have to take a back seat.
Besides, copying is the highest form of flattery right?
I'm convinced any cookie can be 'simple' as long as you have a plan.
The plan must involve knowing your colors and breaking the cookie down into steps.
I had outlined the sketch on a piece of paper, but I sketched this free hand on the cookie.
This allows for some slight interpretation of the design on my part.
I only outlined the character cookies.
Then outlined them with brown and began the layering process.
Once I completed several colors, I allowed them to dry overnight.
For these cookies, I added the background detailing of the wood grains with a food color marker before I piped on the details and words.
After about 3 days, these cookies were finally complete.
I used two shades of green to give the cookie more depth.
The flowers, paisleys, O's & 7's were inspired by Sweet Sugar Belle, but I didn't rely as heavily on her designs.
My favorites were the lanterns. Eventhough I didn't execute them as well as I had hoped, they were my own original design.
Here's the platter at my niece's birthday party.
I promise these picutres were taken last month and not back in 2007.
I told you I needed a new camera ;)