Hoppy Easter 2017

A little late to the (cake) plate on this post but just love the umbrella cutter (still crushing on all things Killer Zebras).  I tweaked the original design to incorporate Easter bunnies.  If you haven’t noticed, I am in a geometric phase; bring on the structured rabbits. Hope you enjoy!

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EGGplant

Our family gets up at dawn to start punking on April’s Fool Day.  I am opting for a kinder, gentler April One in 2016.  One that (I hope) makes you think and laugh.

EGGplant (noun) \’eg, plant\   Egg-yielding vegetation, germinated from those Easter eggs not found in last season’s hunt.EGGplant 1

True story of where next year’s Easter eggs come from… #not.

Bunnies

Not sure of what cookie favors to take into school for her daughter’s birthday, the client sent me several photos of her incredibly adorable six year old for inspiration. One of the photos showed her hugging her favorite stuffed animal bunny.  Bunny bonanza!  I sketched the idea, passed it by my customer, and was good to go.  The bunny cutter was from the MeriMeri 2015 Easter collection.  I happened to have a small carrot from R&M Internationla Corp‘s mini veggie cutter set that went perfectly for the look of the favor I was trying to achieve.  I am still giggling about the carrot bow tie I gave him…

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Here are the bunnies in process.  Only 4 colors needed.

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And the final presentation of the favors…

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I also made 5 folk bunnies for the family to just eat at home (they are amazing and I love my repeat customers!). Playing up the texture…

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The photos backgrounds are from the wonderful InkandElmBackdrops.

 

Rustic Rabbits

I really liked the shape of these cookies.  A cross between folk art and primitive design, I wanted their shape and texture to stand out.  I drew the bunny outlines on card stock and then hand cut them out of dough by tracing the shape with a sharp knife. The color was a mix of Americolor warm brown and black. I flooded the whole cookie with 15-20 second royal icing, waited a minute, and then stippled the whole surface with scrunched saran wrap to achieve the texture look.  While the base icing was still wet, I stuck in the whiskers (shredded wafer paper). Once that had dried completely, a black dot for the eyes was added and I shaded with watered down dark brown and a paint brush. The last addition was the painted pink blush for the ears and “cheeks.”

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I had a few spare blank cookies left from another order so I added a different perspective rabbit and a carrot for this last pic.

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Take a PEEP at this EGGStravaganza!

Who said you can’t play with your food?  Apparently, even religious holidays are not “sacred”???  And so it goes for Easter 2015.  First an EGGStreme play on that Easter staple: the simple egg.  Next I am YOLK-ing around with those wondrous little marshmallow fluffs they call Peeps.  Sometimes our ‘peeps just steal the show!?

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Peep Show (a 5×5″ double layer cookie!):

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