You never know where the inspiration comes from. And sometimes planning a cookie takes longer than actually making it. This wedding gift cookie illustrates both of these statements.
A friend sent me this picture of an antique embroidery sampler as inspiration for a wedding gift cookie he envisioned for a couple. The sampler looks amazing, right? Obviously it has way too many motifs and colors for a cookie. So my first question was: Which are your favorite motifs you would like to keep? And the answer helped me to set the corner stones of the project:
- keep the boat
- keep the flower pot above the boat
- do some nautical motifs to the bottom part
- make this a 3 piece puzzle of three 9x6 inch cookies (I have cookie boxes of this size to ship the cookie safely)
I also knew, that I wanted to
- replace the angled, triangular motifs with curves (closer to my style)
- limit the number of colors as much as possible
- add symbols and motifs of love, relationship, wedding if possible
So I was ready to start the planning:
Here is the complete design as I planned on paper:
Then I planned the colors. At the left side of this picture you can see my Sugarflair color chart. When I get new colors (I am a color hoarder - have a full sets of Americolor, Sugarflair and Trucolor and a wishlist of many more) I paint the actual color to a sticker and write the color name next to it. This way I have a much more accurate image of my colors, than the printed stickers.
Next to the design I listed the colors with the consistencies needed. Fore some colors I needed more than one consistency.
And here is the actual color palette. Still a great selection for just one (3 piece) cookie.
I baked the cookies, flooded them and created the design on the cookie.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
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