LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW…

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

I am totally, completely, absolutely, overwhelmingly in love with these cookies! Why? Because they were painted free-hand, thanks to the guidance of the one and only Michelle, inventor of Sugarprism. She hosted a Facebook event where several members of her group got busy decorating with her in real time. I had so much fun bringing these two guys to cookie-life.

Find Michelle’s info through her IG page with a click here.

Below you see some of the steps in the painting process, that happened on a naked cookie, no Royal icing at all… Michelle uses little guiding dots to space the different portions of the design, so that everything ends up with perfect proportion in the end. Even to paint the star, she had a cute method so that the points would end up exactly where they are supposed to. We started making a blue background darker in the edges and lighter in the center, and then slowly painted all the components on top.

As usual, her classes are fun, light, and make you feel super empowered – that feeling of – I PAINTED THAT – did not leave me for a long, long time!

Another advantage of this method is that you will use no Royal icing at all. Sugarprism has excellent coverage even on the naked cookie, and its delicious vanilla flavor won’t negatively interfere with your bake.

I am not sure I will ever be able to paint something without a guiding hand to lay out the path for me, but maybe one day I might be able to look at a painting and figure out how to do it myself. Could be a little goal for the new year…

ONE YEAR AGO: Christmas Cookies

BABY BLUE FROM ME TO YOU

Winter is coming. Might as well dress up for it. Mittens, hats, and don’t forget to keep your snowman warm outside. All designs were made following the cookiesteps of Marlyn, from Montreal Confections.

If you want to considerably simplify the cookies, you can omit the knitted pattern made with piping consistency Royal Icing. Maybe go for air-brushing a stencil. But the piping adds a lot to the design, and I was anxious to give it a try.

Marlyn has a perfect tutorial in her Patreon site, you can check it out with a click here. In the same tutorial she shares beautiful snowflakes, I intend to try them soon.

Now let’s take care of that poor snowman, guarding your home, facing the elements…

Another cute tutorial from Marlyn, the knitting pattern is a little more advanced, I think. Again, you can omit it if you don’t want to try it. But the border made with a small star shaped tip is definitely a must. Other than that, a very simple cookie to put together. Once you make the hat and ice the face with white you are 90% of the way there. This tutorial is available on youtube (click here), and you can also see her Santa Claus made with the candy corn shape. So versatile!

I loved making these cookies, and hope you will give them a try too!