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Recently, a client came to me requesting a set of bear themed cookies for her granddaughter's baby shower. She had seen a bear set that I had done in 2016 and chose a couple of those designs that she wanted to use. She also liked a couple of mini cookies that were part of the set but she didn't want mini cookies...she wanted regular sized cookies. I had to improvize. I made a cookie cutter of the sippy cup with a bow and the rocking horse since I didn't already have a cutter. Of course the timeline was really, really tight and I've been working like a crazy little cookier to complete it all on time . You all know what that's like I'm sure .

The large bear has a "fuzzy" technique that was in my original set (I've attached that set here for you - I wanted to update the cookie designs to incorporate learned techniques since 2016). The "fuzzy" technique was something that I had seen from SweetAmbs on a bear project she had done. You can see her tutorial at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFJD-8QFoac. Such a great idea!!

The vest idea originally came from a tutorial by Marlyn of Montreal Confections @Montreal Confections. Here's that tutorial for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...F0FQEqg10&t=531s.

I tried to use Sonja's @swissophie technique for knitting with RI for the vest but failed miserably. I decided to try something different and hope it looks like a vest. It almost looks like the bear is holding a book...well, it's really intended to be a vest. HaHa.

I'm shipping the cookies tomorrow and am eager to hear the response from my client . Sure hope she likes the updated look

Teddy Bear Baby shower 2016

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Cookies Fantastique by Carol posted:

Recently, a client came to me requesting a set of bear themed cookies for her granddaughter's baby shower. She had seen a bear set that I had done in 2016 and chose a couple of those designs that she wanted to use. She also liked a couple of mini cookies that were part of the set but she didn't want mini cookies...she wanted regular sized cookies. I had to improvize. I made a cookie cutter of the sippy cup with a bow and the rocking horse since I didn't already have a cutter. Of course the timeline was really, really tight and I've been working like a crazy little cookier to complete it all on time . You all know what that's like I'm sure .

The large bear has a "fuzzy" technique that was in my original set (I've attached that set here for you - I wanted to update the cookie designs to incorporate learned techniques since 2016). The "fuzzy" technique was something that I had seen from SweetAmbs on a bear project she had done. You can see her tutorial at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFJD-8QFoac. Such a great idea!!

The vest idea originally came from a tutorial by Marlyn of Montreal Confections @Montreal Confections. Here's that tutorial for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...F0FQEqg10&t=531s.

I tried to use Sonja's @swissophie technique for knitting with RI for the vest but failed miserably. I decided to try something different and hope it looks like a vest. It almost looks like the bear is holding a book...well, it's really intended to be a vest. HaHa.

I'm shipping the cookies tomorrow and am eager to hear the response from my client . Sure hope she likes the updated look

Teddy Bear Baby shower 2016

Congratulations Carol, you did an excellent job!!❤️

Heather Bruce Sosa posted:
Cookies Fantastique by Carol posted:

Recently, a client came to me requesting a set of bear themed cookies for her granddaughter's baby shower. She had seen a bear set that I had done in 2016 and chose a couple of those designs that she wanted to use. She also liked a couple of mini cookies that were part of the set but she didn't want mini cookies...she wanted regular sized cookies. I had to improvize. I made a cookie cutter of the sippy cup with a bow and the rocking horse since I didn't already have a cutter. Of course the timeline was really, really tight and I've been working like a crazy little cookier to complete it all on time . You all know what that's like I'm sure .

The large bear has a "fuzzy" technique that was in my original set (I've attached that set here for you - I wanted to update the cookie designs to incorporate learned techniques since 2016). The "fuzzy" technique was something that I had seen from SweetAmbs on a bear project she had done. You can see her tutorial at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFJD-8QFoac. Such a great idea!!

The vest idea originally came from a tutorial by Marlyn of Montreal Confections @Montreal Confections. Here's that tutorial for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...F0FQEqg10&t=531s.

I tried to use Sonja's @swissophie technique for knitting with RI for the vest but failed miserably. I decided to try something different and hope it looks like a vest. It almost looks like the bear is holding a book...well, it's really intended to be a vest. HaHa.

I'm shipping the cookies tomorrow and am eager to hear the response from my client . Sure hope she likes the updated look

Teddy Bear Baby shower 2016

Congratulations Carol, you did an excellent job!!❤️

You're so sweet to comment . Thank you!!!

Oh, I absolutely adore this set, dear Carol ❤️❤️❤️! The teddies are super cute! Just love how the little guy looks up at his balloons 😍😍😍!

And I'm so happy you gave the knitting a try. You certainly did not fail at all! Some knit a bit looser than others with yarn knitting too 😊. The stiffer the icing the tighter the stitches will look. And I personally only can pipe the knit stitch with parchment paper cones... metal tips are too rigid, and won't work for me with this.

The vest looks fabulous to me, my sweet friend, and I'm sure your client will be thrilled with this wonderful set 😀!

swissophie posted:

Oh, I absolutely adore this set, dear Carol ❤️❤️❤️! The teddies are super cute! Just love how the little guy looks up at his balloons 😍😍😍!

And I'm so happy you gave the knitting a try. You certainly did not fail at all! Some knit a bit looser than others with yarn knitting too 😊. The stiffer the icing the tighter the stitches will look. And I personally only can pipe the knit stitch with parchment paper cones... metal tips are too rigid, and won't work for me with this.

The vest looks fabulous to me, my sweet friend, and I'm sure your client will be thrilled with this wonderful set 😀!

You are always so very sweet and kind dear Sonja @swissophie ❤️❤️❤️. Thank you! Yes, the knitting didn't go as well as I had hoped but I figure that giving it a try is always a good thing. Learning is a slow process and so worth the time. Interesting that you find using parchment cones is the best way to achieve the knitting appearance. I'll have to give it a try.

I'm eager to hear from my client . Hopefully the cookies will be a hit at her granddaughter's baby shower ❤️❤️. Looking forward to seeing your next gorgeous creation, my dear friend!!

Latest update: The client received her cookies yesterday afternoon. Big smiles all around!!! She LOVED them. Wahoo . She actually had dropped one of the cookies while putting them into the freezer until the weekend shower. She, her hubby and the mom to be "had" to eat the broken cookie and let me know how delicious it was. What could be better than to have beauty and yumminess all in one product ❤️❤️❤️

Picture a happy little cookier as I sit at my computer

Hello Carol, thank you for your kind words. You always write so lovable comments! My name is Gabi, I introduced myself here at the beginning. ... but my name is usually included as a signature in my photos (if I do not forget it) ... I have no time to post anymore, there are so many interesting stuff here! 
and: sorry for my english! Wish you a great weekend.

Icingsugarkeks posted:

Hello Carol, thank you for your kind words. You always write so lovable comments! My name is Gabi, I introduced myself here at the beginning. ... but my name is usually included as a signature in my photos (if I do not forget it) ... I have no time to post anymore, there are so many interesting stuff here! 
and: sorry for my english! Wish you a great weekend.

Hello Gabi @Icingsugarkeks!!!  I'm so glad you're here and it's wonderful to meet you . I just love meeting other cookiers! This is a great site with so many amazingly talented artists. I'm always blown away by the beauty of peoples' work.

Your English is very good...no need to mention any apologies!! It's so kind of you to let me know your first name so that I can "speak" to you more personally...you seem like such a lovely lady ❤️❤️❤️

Cookies Fantastique by Carol posted:
swissophie posted:

Oh, I absolutely adore this set, dear Carol ❤️❤️❤️! The teddies are super cute! Just love how the little guy looks up at his balloons 😍😍😍!

And I'm so happy you gave the knitting a try. You certainly did not fail at all! Some knit a bit looser than others with yarn knitting too 😊. The stiffer the icing the tighter the stitches will look. And I personally only can pipe the knit stitch with parchment paper cones... metal tips are too rigid, and won't work for me with this.

The vest looks fabulous to me, my sweet friend, and I'm sure your client will be thrilled with this wonderful set 😀!

You are always so very sweet and kind dear Sonja @swissophie ❤️❤️❤️. Thank you! Yes, the knitting didn't go as well as I had hoped but I figure that giving it a try is always a good thing. Learning is a slow process and so worth the time. Interesting that you find using parchment cones is the best way to achieve the knitting appearance. I'll have to give it a try.

I'm eager to hear from my client . Hopefully the cookies will be a hit at her granddaughter's baby shower ❤️❤️. Looking forward to seeing your next gorgeous creation, my dear friend!!

Oh, dear Carol, but I think the knitting did go very well! It's just easier with parchment paper, as it's flexible, and one can tamper the icing off at the end of a stich, so the next, when placed on top, will start again at the same hight. Not sure whether that makes sense, but it's something one couldn't achieve with a metal tip, unless held in an unnatural position. It's not only the rigidity of metal, but also it's thickness. Paper is much thinner, and one can lay the lines much closer to neighboring ones without disturbing/damaging them.

Hope you got a great feedback from your client, dear Carol @Cookies Fantastique by Carol , as it must be for such a wonderful set of cookies!!!

swissophie posted:
Cookies Fantastique by Carol posted:
swissophie posted:

Oh, I absolutely adore this set, dear Carol ❤️❤️❤️! The teddies are super cute! Just love how the little guy looks up at his balloons 😍😍😍!

And I'm so happy you gave the knitting a try. You certainly did not fail at all! Some knit a bit looser than others with yarn knitting too 😊. The stiffer the icing the tighter the stitches will look. And I personally only can pipe the knit stitch with parchment paper cones... metal tips are too rigid, and won't work for me with this.

The vest looks fabulous to me, my sweet friend, and I'm sure your client will be thrilled with this wonderful set 😀!

You are always so very sweet and kind dear Sonja @swissophie ❤️❤️❤️. Thank you! Yes, the knitting didn't go as well as I had hoped but I figure that giving it a try is always a good thing. Learning is a slow process and so worth the time. Interesting that you find using parchment cones is the best way to achieve the knitting appearance. I'll have to give it a try.

I'm eager to hear from my client . Hopefully the cookies will be a hit at her granddaughter's baby shower ❤️❤️. Looking forward to seeing your next gorgeous creation, my dear friend!!

Oh, dear Carol, but I think the knitting did go very well! It's just easier with parchment paper, as it's flexible, and one can tamper the icing off at the end of a stich, so the next, when placed on top, will start again at the same hight. Not sure whether that makes sense, but it's something one couldn't achieve with a metal tip, unless held in an unnatural position. It's not only the rigidity of metal, but also it's thickness. Paper is much thinner, and one can lay the lines much closer to neighboring ones without disturbing/damaging them.

Hope you got a great feedback from your client, dear Carol @Cookies Fantastique by Carol , as it must be for such a wonderful set of cookies!!!

Thanks so much for explaining the use of the parchment cone versus metal tip for making the knitting stitch with RI @swissophie . You were very clear dear Sonja about how to better achieve the tighter line and grouping of the "stitches" using RI .

I got great feedback from my client!! I was thrilled to hear her words, especially her appreciate of the detail in my cookies...I think that paying close attention to the details is what separates a good from a much better finished product ❤️. You are always so generous in sharing dear Sonja. Thank you my dear friend ❤️❤️❤️

Icingsugarkeks posted:

Thank you so much for your kind words Carol! Yes, I discover new interesting topics here every day! I am happy to be here with you and everyone!! 😘

Hi Gabi @Icingsugarkeks!! You know, I've been on CC for at least 4 years now and am constantly seeing new information that helps me continue to learn and grow as a cookier. I'm certain you'll find the very same thing ❤️❤️❤️

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