On some occasions I’m given creative samples as inspiration for my work. Though I typically opt not to replicate an exact design unless specifically requested, I do use them to guide my own creative process so that I can infuse my own elements and aesthetic into the cookies.
That was the case with this order – cookies based on the vintage hot air balloon image above, originally designed by Lemonade Moments as part of a baby shower invitation.
My client agreed that she didn’t need the cookies to look exactly like the image, so I had a little creative freedom for my own take on “vintage”. Instead of the sketch lines and brighter colours, I opted for clean lines and used pale pastels for my design.
I used a quilting technique to add some dimension between the different coloured panels. Though it’s hard to see in these photos, I also used a mixture of bronze luster dust and mahogany petal dust between each panel and around the edges of the balloon to give them a subtle vintage feel.
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Though I love the warm summer months, I have to admit that I’m ready for Fall. I’m really looking forward to the crisp air, cozy fashion, and (of course) pumpkin spice lattes. It’s my favourite season for so many reasons, but above all, I love seeing the leaves change colours. Fall’s colours are fleeting, but for a few short weeks, every day is a little more beautiful and vibrant than the last.
This set was inspired by a design I saw by Sweet Southern Cookies last year. I used my airbrush to get the layered colour effect, and went for several orange tones in this set. I’m planning to make a few Limited Edition sets available in time for Thanksgiving with more shades of brown and red – add a name and I think they would be a perfect place card at the table or take-home treat for your Thanksgiving guests.
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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and I’m proud to be participating in the 3rd Annual Go Bo! Foundation Bake Sale to help raise funds and awareness for this very important cause. I will let the video below do the talking – I hope you take a moment to learn about this courageous boy Bo and one of the most generous, kind-hearted cookie artists I know, Jill FCS, who started a movement to rally other “cookiers” around the world in support of this annual event.
To learn more, visit www.gobofoundation.org.
To see some of the amazing cookie designs being contributed around the globe, follow the hashtag #gobobakesale.