Monday, July 11, 2011

Asian Culture Inspired Cookies

It's time to unveil the resulting cookies from the Cookie for Your Thoughts giveaway contest.  I had way too much fun with Jan's winning idea:

 Jan J.
"My girls are adopted from China and I love Asian culture. I would love to see painted cookies of a koi pond, a fu dog, paper lanterns, pagoda, etc. Wow I can only imagine what you would come up with!"

... and here are the cookies I sent to Jan today.  I'm so happy with how they turned out and I really hope Jan and her daughters enjoy these cookies.  Thanks Jan for inspiring me!
 

 All 4 of these cookies went through what I call an "ugly phase" where I thought NOOOO!  these aren't turning out right!  I'm so glad I kept going instead of getting rid of  scarfing down the evidence because I love what I ended up with.  I have a theory that just about every art project goes through an "ugly phase" and a lot of people don't push through it to get to a great end result
 This primitive red, yellow, and blue cookie was my favorite to do.
 一个伟大的日子
(Have a great day!)

10 comments:

  1. Whoa! I cannot believe it. This cookies are literally mini works of art each of them! They are so breath-taking. Do you just use gel food coloring to paint on there? Do you use very small brushes?

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  2. Thanks! I'm really proud of how they turned out. Yes, it's just gel food coloring and a set of my trusty Wilton paintbrushes.

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  3. Jan directed me here. These are incredible! I am totally amazed at how beautiful they are. I have two daughters from China too. I would love to get some of these for Chinese New Year!

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  4. These are simply spectacular! I think Jan has something here! The series could go on and on I think. What fun. Only you could pull these amazing cookies off. Awesome job Liz!

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  5. Great! I love the heart with the map.

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  6. wow these are so cute, my fav's are the cherry blossom, the map and the girl with umbrella! I so agree with what you say about the ugly phase, happens to me a lot :-)

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  7. Not enough glowing adjectives for these cookies. The winner will flip when she sees them!

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  8. I surely hope that you take the time to paint on non-edible canvas as well. You need to have art that will last forever as well!

    I have a quick question. I wonder how long you need for this to dry? Mine feels tacky for longer than I expected.

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  9. This are awesome Liz, beautiful work Mignonne

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  10. "I have a theory that just about every art project goes through an "ugly phase" and a lot of people don't push through it to get to a great end result" -- SO TRUE! =)

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