Love is in the air and it smells like chocolate and vanilla!
My sister is getting married in a few months, so I thought I would test some cookies that could potentially become shower favours.
Her colour scheme is metallic gray and aubergine, which I think go superbly with the rather regal manor she has chosen for her venue. Upon seeing photos of the venue, I instantly went to my stash of Designer Stencils and pulled out the Chandelier Set and Gem Pendant Set that had been sitting on a shelf for almost a year, just waiting to be used. I also had some inspiration from one of my favourite cake artists Zoe Clark - she uses the chandelier stencil set on cookies and a three-tier cake in one of her books. I am a huge fan and own all her books.
So you may remember last month when I wrote off wafer paper after a losing battle with dragons. I also mentioned that I had another set in my possession - well, here they are. The lady and gentleman silhouette that bear absolutely no resemblance to my sister and brother-in-law to be. Regardless, they serve the purpose - and guess what? I
The ruffles around the cookies were created using Wilton tip #101 and royal icing coloured with Americolor Violet and Silver Sheen.
|Gem Pendant Stencil - 3 shapes and Chandelier Stencil - comes in 3 sizes.|
I rather enjoyed working with stencils and will be digging through my stash for future projects. Not one to pat my own back, but I think my flooding has improved somewhat?!?
The cookies were made using my favourite recipe. Once the flooded cookies were dry, I used more royal icing in a thicker consistency to stencil the designs. I later added luster dust in Antique White onto the white royal icing and Smoky Amethyst onto the stenciled areas using both the wet and dry techniques.
To see some of the other designs visit my Facebook page.
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