Cookie Round Up is a retreat style event organized by Tammi and Todd Colatti from 2T stencils. There you have a chance to peacefully enjoy creating cookies and learning new techniques and tricks. Moreover, is also a perfect chance to meet other fellow cookiers that share your same passion. I was honored to be invited as a demonstrator for the event this past weekend. Tammi asked me to create cookies using wafer paper, a medium I love to use in my cakes and flowers but that never incorporate in my cookies other than for some small details. Was a challenge but I’m really please with the cookies I came up with for this special 2 days event.
Some Autumn creatures
Special pumpkins with an out of the ordinary Fall season color palette
and some for the Winter Holidays that are almost here.
Had a great time, learn a lot from the other amazing demonstrators and met a lot of wonderful ladies at the retreat. If you are interested, they are having the next Cookie Round Up in Kentucky on February.
This set was for a recurrent costumer. I love her because she always have really fun party themes for her daughter and know exactly what she wants. She even bring me the necessary cookie cutters , but always give me freedom to design and bring to life her ideas in the cookies. This year they had a pool party with a Mermaid theme.
A closer and less crowded view
The mermaid cutter is shaped as a side view of a mermaid but I design it looking to the front.
I used non-perils, airbrush and hand painted goal accents for the jellyfishes
Some other techniques here: airbrush accent color and piped scales for the mermaid tales and scales stencil for the plaque. The shell in the plaque was made out of fondant. For the mermaid tail I used a huge whale cutter.
A few months back we were in a Shopkins theme Birthday party when one of my daughters friends announced that she also wanted the same theme for her birthday. I was in charge of making it happen and these are the Shopkins cake and cookies I make for her.
Cookie Connection’s latest challenge was “mix media cookies”. This year I want to be more involved in the cookie community so I took a small step and create these cookies for the challenge. By the way I miss the deadline for submission but I really have fun working with this little set of cookies. Next time hopefully I’ll be on time because their prizes are good!
The challenge requested using different mediums so I create this “Antique Hearts” set using . . .
Cookies for the Year of the Horse in 2014, never have the opportunity to share here in my blog. Enjoy them.
One of the first times I used shadows to enhance the details in the horse face. I use black gel color mixed with a little bit of alcohol (tequila, vodka, even lemon extract works) and apply it with a fine brush.
Wet on wet technique for the flowers in the lanterns, all the gold details were brush with luster dust also mix with alcohol.
More Chinese cookies! I’m not sure but is probably the color combination that attract me to Chinese symbols and today I will show you how I make these staple of Chinese culture the Koi fish that represent Harmony and Happiness and is tied to the Ying Yang symbol.
Hope everybody already finished all your Christmas preparations and shopping, so you can have time to make these pretty mini birdhouse cookie pops. I bet you also will have time to make this super easy snowy cookie pop stand to display them.
I won the most recent Cake Central inspirational Challenge! The theme was Birdhouses and you can see the images included in the inspirational board here. My entry included a big gingerbread Birdhouse, some medium, and tiny little one as cupcake topper and pops. Also decorated cookies.
I’m already in the Christmas spirit thanks to JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa! My family enjoyed their spectacular JW Illumination holiday light show where hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights are choreographed to joyful holiday music as part of the resort’s outdoor wonderland. I haven’t started baking this year’s Christmas treats yet so I will share a special treat we got and pictures of our visit to the JW Marriott; just to cheer up your Holiday spirit !.
This is a special Holiday cookie with the resort logo imprinted in milk chocolate. Not only did the cookie look amazing but it was delicious!
Let me share all the details from our incredible evening in the JW Marriot.
Picture courtesy of JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort &Spa
Tinsel the JW Elf was our host. My kids love her! If you want to meet her, Tinsel will be visiting the Village Shopping Center’s Toy’s for Tots event on Dec. 14th
Picture courtesy of the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort &Spa