This graduate is heading to the prestigious Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University.  The instruments near and dear to her heart are the oboe and the english horn.  Pinterest and IG have so many cool photos where only part of the subject is showing , with that section displaying incredible detail.  So I ‘cookied’ her instruments of choice in a similar fashion.

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Side by side comparison. The cookies were first base coated in royal icing (RI).  The instruments were then drawn in with a black edible ink pen and filled in with a small paint brush (and gel mixed with clear extract).  A final surround of black RI finished the cookies up!






Take Note

It’s piano recital season again.  I’d like to say that I play the piano but I don’t think I can stretch the truth that far.  We do, however, have a piano in the house and I am a fan of graphic black and white.  I look at sheet music as a visual dance, with patterns and chaos and calm.


The treble and bass clefs were done free hand in royal icing.  The music measure was drawn with an edible ink marker, free hand as well.  I started by drawing the top line followed by each lower line.  Then I added the vertical ends to the measure, the treble clef, notes and squiggles.  The inspiration came from a stamp I saw somewhere along the way.  To make the piano keys, I penned in an outside box and eyeballed 6 equal lines within that box.  Royal icing was used to outline the outside box and add the black keys.

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