FROM CHRISTMAS TO SPRING

Back in January I shared my first cookie “challenge”, making a pizza box concoction after Marlyn suggested a basic motif as a starting point. You can see my homework here. Once again, Marlyn proposed a little cookie challenge to make us work on creativity. The task was to use a wreath-shape cookie cutter (common for Christmas designs) but decorate it with a Spring-Easter motif. So here is what I came up with…

I really wanted to work on a basket weave, so that was the initial idea for the design. Next, I added a bunny to apply the technique I recently learned in one of the online tutorials I followed (blogged about here). I used a stencil and air-brushing to add a little detail to the golden background, and finished the cookie with fondant decorations. Some of the steps are shown below.

For the basket weave, I used a PME tip 1.5 with brown icing in piping consistency. I worked slowly, taking deep breaths… Once that was done, I piped the bunny’s head and planned the details in fondant.

I felt that the whole design needed a little green to bring a bit more Spring into the mood… And the face of the bunny got a little shading with luster powder once it was fully set.

So there you have it, my second “homework assignment”, turning a Christmas wreath into a Spring composition… What do you think? Do I get a passing grade?

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