I love getting a glimpse of other people's themes for their parties. This time, an UNO first birthday party! The request was for cookies that looked like UNO cards. I used my DIY rectangle cookie cutter - I know, it seems ridiculous, but I think it actually is faster!
The UNO card is simple enough, but it translates differently onto a cookie... I looked online to get some inspiration, and maybe some pointers, but I only found a small photo of one that I kinda liked, but I still had to figure out how the different steps. Remember when I said I have a love/hate relationship with Royal Icing? Well, it was the answer to the equation of how to make the card work as a cookie- different royal icing consistencies.
There were three consistencies and also carefully selected tips for the best results - and by carefully selected, I mean my best guess!
PREP: bake cookies and outline using a template (see picture below)
ICING the cookie---
Step 1: White outline and oval
Step 2: Black outline of the number 1
Step 3: fill with color
Step 4: small white number 1
So all in all, after getting those steps straightened out, it really wasn't that hard after all - it was repetitive... and time consuming... but not hard. And of course I made time-lapse videos - to be posted later, of course. ;) Enjoy the slideshow!
Update April 29, 2015:
Here it is, the timelapse video of the cookies... So in the video it says that 52 cookies took about 4.5 hours to ice. What you didn't see was the time mixing the colors, organizing the piping bags, making sure we have the RIGHT CONSISTENCIES! so it did take a much longer time to complete these cookies than just the time showing the timelapse :)
AND the music on the video is from me and 3 other altos from the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir that i've sung with since 2005! We covered the Jones Sisters' You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else for a Choir Showcase to raise money to go on our European tour this summer. I hope you enjoy!
My friend Henry from Whisk Cake Creations recommended me to his friend for this order. When I become a grown up baker, I want to be like him! He has his own custom cake bakery and has fantastic designs, and so it was definitely a compliment to have been referred by him :)
Ele-FUN-FUN-FUN... she is so cute!!! This is the first time I made a fondant animal, and it was actually pretty do-able. I made a time-lapse video, but the angle is not so great. I'll post it anyway, once I can get it off my phone... somehow. It is such a darling cake, with the punches of dark pink flowers on a light dusty rose pink ruffle buttercream over a strawberry cake, and a sweet blushing baby elephant, sitting right on top. I hope you like it as much as I do!
APRIL 21, 2015 UPDATE: Here is the video as promised! :) The angle is not so great, but you get the idea.
MUSIC: Saint-Saëns: Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix - Instrumental Version
*siiiiiiiigh* Lots of love this month. I love my friends - one of my homegirls from freshman year of college, got married on Friday. We've known each other for over 15 years! I'll have to find a pic of us kickin' it freshman year... It was a beautiful wedding - the ceremony was gorgeous! There was a moment as she was walking down the aisle, the light from the stained-glass window caught the side of her face from a 45 degree angle from above, LIKE A FRIKIN' MOVIE! I had the privilege of making the wedding cake for the happy couple! Congratulations Ruvi and Feldo, I love you both!!!
There was a small hiccup with the bride figurine's face - the fondant settled and made a crack right at the bridge of her nose! Good thing I had just read about this thing called gunge - it worked! Also another note to self, use more tylose for the figures, and thicker straws on the bottom tier!
Time-lapse video of the making of the first tier!
Oh, now I'm just getting fancy... multiple time-lapse vids set with music! BTW, I dress immaculately when I'm working on a baking project
Isa S. Chu
In 2010, Isa Chu decided to try her hand at decorating cakes - something detailed, something artistic, something fun, something tactile, something sweet, and something challenging - so she did, as Diva's Cakes and Confections.
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