Can you imagine being married 61 years? Quite the accomplishment so I wanted the cookies at their party to be sweet and elegant yet celebratory! I used ivory and a dusty rose (dark pink with a splash of ivory) and some gold highlights to that end.
The customer gave me this photo of Nonna and Grandpa. I wanted a lace like frame so I pulled out a sugar sheet and a trusty Martha Stewart edge punch and voila!
Nonna is said to make the best meatballs in town and Grandpa the same in wine.
Wanted these cookies to be a “smashing’ success. Hoped they would “net” an appreciative thank you. Realized I had met my “match” when the cookies got “served.” No, I don’t think these puns are “out of bounds”, they are definitely “in!”
The larger cookies were a simple design of thinned food color gel and (when dried) ink (black edible ink pen by Rainbow Dust).
Racket strings were made using PME 0 tip. Tennis ball color came from a mix of electric green, leaf green and a bit of lemon yellow. I let the royal icing just start to crust over and then poked them with open safety pin to create texture/fuzz.
Every once and a while, cookies turn out EXACTLY like I imagined. That is the case for the cookies in this first picture. I wanted just the right amount of detail and aging to go along with the magic, mystery, and mischief that is Harry Potter.
A little bit of Ivory Americolor, my trusty Rainbow Dust edible ink black pen, a couple of good artist brushes and I was off to the races (or Quidditch?). Loved that I could find the recipe for Polyjuice potion! Is there nothing not to be found with a good Google inquiry?
The birthday girl’s only request for her Harry Potter themed party was to include all the house and Hogwarts crests. Oh and a snitch or Deathly Hallow sign too.
I have been on a bit of a watercolor.and.ink binge lately. The cookie version of this involves thinned gel and edible ink pens. This was the method used when asked to do a couple of as-you-go-back-to-university sets. It is a nice option for making a logo when you don’t want too much royal icing on top of the cookie.
Away from home for a month, Alex was hoping for a celebratory welcome back to Buffalo. She was thinking about a poster/sign at the airport but her mom did her that and one better. These are the cookies she was given upon her return from the Dominican Republic. No telling if she shared any…