Thursday, December 22, 2016

Square cookie gifts with TruColor

Square cookie gifts with TruColor by Tunde Dugantsi

I like to give my kids' teachers cookies for Christmas. I have these perfect 6x6x1 inch sized white gift boxes with transparent lid from Uline. They can transform any big cookie or set of smaller cookies into a nice little gift.

Square cookie gifts with TruColor by Tunde Dugantsi

I mixed a small palette of TruColor Royal blue icing. I love to work with different shades of the same color and the beauty of TruColor's natural colors always amazes me.

Square cookie gifts with TruColor by Tunde Dugantsi

This is a 5.5 inch square cookie and I used a snowflake cutter from Ann Clark as a template for the pattern. You can see the steps here:


The next cookie is the same style. For the main motif I used a smaller cutter, positioned in one corner and filled the rest with different sizes of snowflakes. I don't have a video for this one (yes, I forgot to push the record button), but the steps are very similar to the first cookie.

Square cookie gifts with TruColor by Tunde Dugantsi

And here is my favorite. This is a set of 4 small squares. The same design repeated 4 times. Half of the square is sprinkled with TruColor sanding sugar for some color and texture. Then I added snowflakes on top. The other half is blank and the two parts are connected with lace work.

Square cookie gifts with TruColor by Tunde Dugantsi

As you can see at the end of the video, by arranging the 4 squares in different ways your can get very different gift boxes.



Finally, here is a picture of the gift boxes:

Square cookie gifts with TruColor by Tunde Dugantsi


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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Gingerbread 3D heart Christmas ornaments with TruColor

Gingerbread 3D heart Christmas ornaments with TruColor by Tunde Dugantsi

The 3D heart cookies can make beautiful Christmas ornaments. I used TruColor Metallic paint colors on the bare cookie to create this gorgeous shiny base.

Gingerbread 3D heart Christmas ornaments with TruColor by Tunde Dugantsi

When the base coat was completely dry I decorated the hearts with white royal icing:


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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Centerpiece with Hungarian folk art flowers

Centerpiece with Hungarian folk art flowers by Tunde Dugantsi

This centerpiece can be a nice decoration for Christmas, but also for Easter or a wedding. This is one of the project in my upcoming Cookie Academy 4 - Hungarian Folk Art Flowers book:

Cookie Academy 4 - Hungarian Folk Art Flowers

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

White advent wreath

White advent wreath by Tunde Dugantsi

This centerpiece is an old favorite, I made it in 2013.
I love to create new things and I hardly ever repeat the same project twice. But I love this one so much, that I made an exception because in 2013 I did not make videos and I thought you would like to see how this is made.


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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Blue Christmas ornaments

Blue Christmas ornaments by Tunde Dugantsi

As I promised in my previous post about the blue advent wreath, I am here to share the blue Christmas ornaments videos:




Have fun with them and make lots of Christmas cookies!

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Advent 2016



Gingerbread Advent wreath by Tunde Dugantsy

Today is the first Sunday of Advent. I wrote about Advent in details two yours ago. This year I made a different Advent wreath in beautiful shades of blue with a winter landscape design.

You can find a tutorial for this project in my Winter Landscape book:
Cookie Academy 2 - Winter Landscape by Tunde Dugantsy


This wreath looks great with the matching Christmas ornaments. I will post videos of the ornaments later.

Gingerbread Advent wreath by Tunde Dugantsy

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Fall 2016/10 Big flower shaped lace cookie

Fall lace cookies with TruColor by Tunde Dugantsi

The last set of this year's fall collection has to be fun, right? So here is a set of play cookies. Playing with 4 shades of TruColor brown gel paste. Have fun with them!



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Fall 2016/9 Round cookies with fall leaves


This is the next piece of my fall collection. Round cookies with brush embroidered fall leaves in beautiful natural colors from TruColor.


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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Fall 2016/6 Square cookies in 4 shades of brown

Fall cookies by Tunde Dugantsi

I always loved to play with the different shades of one color. This is a set of fall cookies with the one simple leaf motif with a little lace, in 4 shades of TruColor brown.
How do you like this color?

Have a look at how it is made:


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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Fall 2016/5 Simple leaf cookies

Simple leaf cookies by Tunde Dugantsi

In cookie sets I like to complement the intricate creations with some simple cookies. These leaf cookies are an example.

Here is how I made them:


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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Fall 2016/4 Quick and easy sunflowers

Sunflower cookies by Tunde Dugantsi

I have a quick and easy project for today. I love sunflowers and this is not the first set I've made. Here is a set from 2014, which is more elaborate and has a lot more icing:

Sunflower cookies by Tunde Dugantsi

But now I wanted something quick and easy to add some variety to my fall collection, I hope you enjoy it!


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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Fall 2016/3 Square cookies with lace and leaves

Square cookies with lace and leaves by Tunde Dugantsi

The next set of the fall collection is a combination of a simple leaf pattern with some lace. Square cookies are the perfect canvas for this design, they make it look elegant.

Would you like to make some? Here is how:


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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Fall 2016/2 Quilted cookies with leaves

Quilted fall cookie by Tunde Dugantsi

The next set of the fall collection is this quilted circle cookie with leaves. I was using the same natural color palette by TruColor. The design is truly simple, but the quilted base makes it interesting.


Look, how easy it is:


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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Fall 2016

Fall cookies by Tunde Dugantsi

Fall is my favorite season in Kentucky. It's nice, warm and sunny with gorgeous colors and it's pretty long too. I am working on fall cookies now and I am using TruColor natural food colors to make them. Here is my palette for this season:

Fall cookies by Tunde Dugantsi

 I created quite a few little sets using this palette as you can see at the first picture. I am still working on the videos and the pictures and will post them when I get done.

Naked fall cookies with lace by Tunde Dugantsi

This is a set of naked gingerbread cookies with some colorful lace piping. It's just doodling. I don't plan these designs ahead, just start making them and continue adding new elements until they look ready for me.

Here is the video, have fun with it!


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Friday, September 16, 2016

Purple flower "thank you" cookie set with TruColor natural food colors

 Purple flower "thank you" cookie set by Tunde Dugantsi

When you want to say thanks to a friend you can send her a card, but there is a much sweeter way: make her cookies.

This is a fast and easy cookie set, yet it looks really festive. I mixed piping and flood consistencies of TruColor purple and leaf green. To add more dimension I used TruColor pastel green and pastel purple fine sanding sugars.

Purple flower "thank you" cookie set by Tunde Dugantsi

The set has two bigger cookies and and a lot of small, simple filler cookies.

Purple flower "thank you" cookie by Tunde Dugantsi
The "thank you" cookie is a large plaque. The design is really easy to make. The sparkle of the sugar makes it stand out. See how easy it is:


Of course, I had to make a heart, because I am the gingerbread girl and this is my favorite shape. So I grabbed a 4 inch heart and had some fun with it.

Purple heart cookie by Tunde Dugantsi

It's still easy to make:


And to make it a full plate, I added a handful of these simple little flowers. They are about 2 inches and super fast to make. Throw in some leaves and they make a cute platter.

Purple flower  cookie set by Tunde Dugantsi

And here is the video for you:


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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Hungarian folk art flowers on black and white 3.


Here is a new set of videos for those of you who can use some more inspiration for the lace borders and folk art flowers. Enjoy!





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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Back to school 2016

Back to school cookies by Tunde Dugantsi

This week my kids started school. I loved spending the summer with them, but now I am celebrating having more time for cookies. Here is my back to school set for this year. There is nothing really new in this set, just my version of the old classics. Have fun with them!



Back to school cookies by Tunde Dugantsi

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Monday, August 8, 2016

TruColor Color Guide 2 - Airbrush Shine: Metallic Reserve Collection


Yesterday, I started to create my TruColor color guide with the Airbrush Shine: Metallic Paint Collection. Today, I show you the other set, the Metallic Reserve Collection. This set also contains 12 rich, shiny colors, some are my absolute favorites.

I would also like to talk about the silver and gold color. They are a great and safe alternative for gold dusts. Most gold colors we use are not edible, they are non-toxic. So I am thrilled, that TruColor Gold Shine provides comparable results (even better than some other brands) while being safe to consume.

When anyone asks me which one color would I buy to try TruColor I always recommend Gold Shine.

Check out all the wonderful colors of the Metallic Reserve Collection:













And here is the color which is not part of the two collections:


These two posts cover the Airbrush Shine line of Trucolor natural food colors.

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