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Posted by Jen Ducourant at 10:16 AM
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
I thought I could get a blog post done, since I'm sitting here waiting for wedding cakes to bake. The 16" square cake layers take about 70 minutes per layer, so I have some spare time. I could be folding laundry, but that's no fun!
I made these fun baseball cookies for the after-game treat. The client wanted them each to say the name of a player on the team, and she wanted an extra large cookie for each coach. I had to look up a picture of a baseball, I don't know what people did before Google images! I'm not much of a sports fan, and I wasn't sure what the laces looked like. Let me know what you think!
Posted by Jen Ducourant at 11:06 AM
Saturday, October 1, 2011
I made the tower cookie cutter myself (I've been doing that a lot lately), and used a tiara cookie cutter that I hadn't used before. I loved the dimension that the curly vines gave to the tower, and I hope I captured the charm of the movie. For the tiara, I piped the design with yellow frosting first, and after it hardened, I applied 2-3 coats of gold glaze. It's a new product for me, I've always used luster dust in the past, but this is so much better! I loved the bright yellow gold shimmer.
I just added this set to my Etsy shop, and I look forward to making it again!
Posted by Jen Ducourant at 3:06 AM
Sunday, September 18, 2011
First, let me apologize. I'm a terrible blogger. The worst. I will look at my blog, and realize it's been over a week since I've even thought about writing a new post. To be fair, I've been really busy. In the last 7 days, I have single-handedly cut, baked and frosted over 1000 cookies. The kids are back in school, and that helps me get my work done, but I have one little distraction at home. What am I supposed to do when I have such a cute distraction?
Have I mentioned he's a bit of a handful? Sorry - back to cookies! I had a client request a Dr. Seuss themed cake topper. Since I don't have as much luck working with fondant as I do with cookies, I asked if she would mind if I made the cake decorations out of cookies. She agreed, and I got to work! I wanted to make something special, something to match her adorable invitation.
I first frosted some scalloped round cookies in blue frosting with white dots to match the invitation background, and let the cookies completely dry. I then hand sketched the characters on the cookies, and piped on the details.
The number 2 shaped cookies were the party favors.
Posted by Jen Ducourant at 4:10 AM
Saturday, September 10, 2011
I made these cookies for a client in Alabama that I've worked with a number of times now. She was having a "Domestic Diva" bridal shower, and wanted some sassy shoes and purses to be her centerpiece and party favor. She gave me the image from her invitation, and I hand drew, then piped the design on a large message cookie.
I had so much fun making these, I made more than she requested! I have a bit of a thing for shoes (ask my husband), so it was fun to design my own, in a way.
Posted by Jen Ducourant at 3:31 PM