One of my favourite things about my work is getting the chance to collaborate with other creatives – bonus if it’s a fellow female entrepreneur crafting handmade products! For this set, I worked with the lovely and talented Shenasi Concept to re-create her signature handcrafted ballerina art prints on cookies as part of a celebration for her first year in business. You can see the original designs that inspired my cookies (aiong with some of her other gorgeous pieces) here.
The biggest challenge for this set was making the 3D tutu. It was also the most fun part because I got the chance to try a material I’d never used before – wafer paper. I’ve often seen wafer (or rice) paper used to make delicate florals in cake decorating, so was excited to try it out in hopes that it would give me the 3D effect I was looking for.
I used my airbrush to colour the wafer paper pink and lavender. After letting it dry, I cut the paper into small strips and assembled the tutus. I did one half of each tutu at a time, then “glued” them together with a little water and adhered them to each ballerina girl. The assembly took a few tries to perfect, as wafer paper is extremely delicate and not entirely pliable.
I love this picture (above) snapped by Sarah Shenasi of my cookies alongside her original work. This girl is seriously talented!
Brand collaboration is always so much fun – whether it’s recreating a product on a cookie, designing for styled shoots, or creating branded pieces for client packages – I love the idea of helping showcase a brand in a unique (and edible!) way.
Thanks for reading! xo