Hello! I hope everyone is well and enjoyed the long Labor Day weekend! I have been very busy - trying to get my new Etsy Store up and running as soon as possible. I hope to be open within the next two weeks. I will keep you posted. In the interim, I would love to show you my new logo ;-)
I recently made more brushed embroidery cookies. I think you will see a major difference from those in my last post. Of course, I am going to tell you how I achieved a better result. The following pics are of the new cookies, inspired by Toba Garrett.
Creative Cookies, which I sell in my amazon store. Her piping work is so delicate and elegant. The book explains, in detail, all the steps needed to make a gorgeous cookie. She also includes various patterns, which I found to be extremely helpful.
Now - on to my secret tool that I used to get the very fine, detailed results. Look closely, not TOO closely ;-), at the piped stamen. When I piped them, they actually came out perfectly round, no points to pat down. At first I thought it was a fluke, but it continued to happen. How??? Drum roll please..... PME tips. They are magic - it is as if they will not allow you to make a mistake. I have never had such a stress free time piping. In fact, I would go as far as saying, it was a joyful experience! The results of the branches this time around were also far superior to those I made in my last post.
I used a #1 PME tip for the new cookies pictured above. I used a #1 Wilton tip for the cookies from the last post. Vivre la différence!
I purchased my tips from Karen's Cookies. They were not that easy to find and I knew from her reputation that she was a trusted source. She has exceptional customer service to boot!.
I encourage you to go to her web site, as it is a treasure trove of supplies and free tutorials!
As always, I hope you found this information helpful and truly enjoy connecting with you!