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Christmas Cardinal Needlepoint Cookies
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12/7/12 at 4:33am
Um, holy smokes! Those are beautiful!
12/7/12 at 5:12am
wauw!! how do you start such pattern??
12/7/12 at 6:16am
Hi, Taartmama, I start with piping the white grid, of course. I used an actual needlepoint pattern (one by Donna Vermillion Giampa for Sudberry House) to do the bird; then the less difficult shapes (leaves, flowers, branches) were done by sight - I just tried to lay in elements around the bird to help frame it. The dotted patterns in the back were laid last, around all the other elements, by counting off blocks in the grid. I used 16 colors in these; the shading is a little more obvious in person!
12/7/12 at 7:08am
This is amazing...sometimes you hear people say ''this is way to beautiful to eat''...your cookies are way to nice to be eaten!!!
12/7/12 at 8:00am
those are unbelievable, beautiful work, can't imagine what you would have to charge for a cookie like that!
12/7/12 at 8:16am
WOW.....I am speechless! I don't think I could even do the grid pattern lol ;)
12/7/12 at 9:26am
This is just unbelievable.
12/7/12 at 9:28am
Unbelievable! I had a similar pattern I wanted to put on a cake of a needlepoint covered sewing basket. I sure am glad I waited! Yours is so much more beautiful! It must have taken a lot of time! Thanks so much for the tips.
12/7/12 at 9:37am
Thanks, everyone! I put a few hours into each of the larger (6 inch) round cookies. Probably only the very well-to-do would pay what I would have to charge for something like this. Did it more as a way to stretch my own skills.
12/7/12 at 9:53am
Beautiful!!! I think you created a new method to decorate cookies.
12/7/12 at 10:03am
12/7/12 at 10:36am
Atena, I wish I could claim the invention of this method, but I don't think so! There are a number of other (primarily Eastern European) cookie artists who do similar type fill-in-the-grid styles. I haven't seen too many try to translate actual needlepoint patterns, but . . ; lots of people doing beautiful, more geometric, repeating patterns.
12/7/12 at 11:48am
This is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen in cake decorating! You are truly remarkable
12/7/12 at 2:35pm
just simply amazing.....I would try that but just lookin at yours I know that I can't do that
12/7/12 at 5:48pm
Wow!! beautiful cookies! Julia could you explain please what do you mean by
actual needlepoint pattern
? what tip did you use? I just love them!!
12/8/12 at 5:22pm
12/9/12 at 10:29pm
Hi, Charmed, Thanks - and good question! I downloaded a needlepoint pattern from patternsonline.com (one by Donna Vermillion Giampa for Sudberry House), and used it as a guide to create the bird form. So I basically counted off holes in my icing grid and filled them with colored icing the way the pattern suggested one do it with colored thread! (Though I dropped a color or two.) Then I filled in the other forms (leaves, etc.) around the birds, basically by sight. I don't use a tip for this work. I do almost 100-percent of my straight (untextured) piping with a parchment cone (cornet) with a barely perceptible (much less than 1/16-inch) hole cut in the tip. I have better control with a smaller cornet than I do with a clunky pastry bag - plus, I hate cleaning out bags and tips!
12/10/12 at 5:58am
these are so beautiful! you are insanely talented!
12/17/12 at 10:27am
Thanks Julia for all the info!
1/15/13 at 2:58pm
amazing. You must have a very steady hand. How do you manage to pipe such straight neat lines that are so close together?!
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