Saturday, October 31, 2015

Elegant Halloween cookies

Elegant Halloween cookies by Tunde Dugantsi

Coming from Hungary, where Halloween is not a traditional holiday, I've never got the feel of it. This spooky holiday kept being strange for me. We used to celebrate "day of the dead" November 1st, when we remembered those who have passed. I tried to combine the playfulness of Halloween with my feelings of the day of the dead.

Wanted to do an elegant black and white designs, using traditional Halloween shapes smoothing the contrast of black and white with a layer of pearl sheen. 

Elegant Halloween cookies by Tunde Dugantsi

A tombstone with black rose and vine was the first design that came to my mind. I had some white royal icing roses, I just needed to paint them black.

Elegant Halloween cookies by Tunde Dugantsi

Then added the same rose to the little cheerful bat.

Elegant Halloween cookies by Tunde Dugantsi

 The ghost did not need contrasting color, I kept its rose white.

Elegant Halloween cookies by Tunde Dugantsi

 The little pumpkin did not need a rose at all, its leaves with vines help it blend in pretty well.

Originally I did not plan a centerpiece for this set, but during my Texas trip, I received this gorgeous stencil designed by Jennifer at Make it Sweet and created by 2T's Stencils. Yes, you guessed, I had to try it! I've never ever used a stencil before and it is so much fun!

Elegant Halloween cookies by Tunde Dugantsi

And speaking of firsts, I've never used my airbrush before either. But I also received a bottle of Dinkydoodle Mother of Pearl airbrush color, that begged me to be part of this project. So I took my airbrush out for the very first time and did it! This color is amazing! It's practically dry seconds after it lands on the cookie, and I am not a great photographer and sheen is hard to see on pictures, but I think you can see on this one how amazing this pearl color is:

Elegant Halloween cookies by Tunde Dugantsi

Happy Halloween Everyone!

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6 comments:

  1. Tunde! I love the set. It seems more of what I'd like to do rather than overly decorated cookies. I seem to have much conflict when thinking of designs, especially when I try to do decorations that I don't like. lol I have cookies here; some like yours. Some I dislike very much. That stencil looks wonderful. I think Evil Cake Genius has a stencil (not sure); it was too late to order it as time was flying by. Maybe I'll go to it. I have contacted 2T's but they never responded and I have contacted cookie countess and she never responded. I gave up on them. I'm glad you met make it sweet/Jennifer. I'll google make it sweet to see what she offers. Again, bravo on your set. Love it.

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    1. Hi Dona,
      Make it Sweet carries 2T's Stencils in their store. I don't know if they sell them online. 2T's Stencils have wonderful designs and great customer service. They are lovely people and I am sure they would never ignore an inquiry, they might not received it. When did you contact them? These companies are run by cookie artists, just like my little, one person business. Sometimes we travel, we are sick... and we need more time to respond too. Don't give up on us :)

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  2. okay i went to make it sweet site no stencil can only be purchased from 2ts thanks for sharing

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  3. very nice Tunde however, I contacted both not too late in this year jan feb march around that time i was trying to purchase the airbrush spray gadget stencils i have not yet received a response from either ladies lol soooooo hats off to them but i don't think i'll ever purchase from them this is an omen to me
    you don't have to respond to this just thought i'd let you know why i haven't purchased the stencil (which I love) lol maybe someone else has something comparable but halloween is over so I don't need it now
    btw i purchased your 3 d sleigh a stencil something else 4 items i think can't wait for them to be delivered

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    1. I hope you will have a lot of fun with your sleigh cookie!

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