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post #166 of 207
Hahaha! We're always trying to blame those babies, aren't we? I know in reality it's the fact that I'm a good cook... but my little guy makes an excellent scape goat, at least until he starts to understand what I'm saying when I blame him! icon_wink.gif
Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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post #167 of 207
Well, there is more truth to that than I want to admit. But, let's face it... They need fluffy women like me to make the scrawny ones look good! LOL
Vita brevis, ars longa.
(Life is short, art forever.)
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Vita brevis, ars longa.
(Life is short, art forever.)
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post #168 of 207
Bonniebakes - I love the little crown on the slice of cake. Very, very clever!
Bambuf - congratulations. Can one be too old to blame their waistline on babies? My youngest is 17!!!
Can't wait for all the May cookies.
post #169 of 207
Thanks for the congrats, McMama...and no, I don't think it is ever too late to blame them...my MIL still blames my husband (who is 32) for her hair turning gray when he was born... Mom's are funny!
Vita brevis, ars longa.
(Life is short, art forever.)
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Vita brevis, ars longa.
(Life is short, art forever.)
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post #170 of 207
bonniebakes,
Excellent Entry thumbs_up.gif ( At the 11th hour!!!!)
That slice of cake is adorable--hand cut I assume?
And the royal straight flush--Well done!!! I like how you did the cards
"separately" with your royal. I probably would have filled the whole cookie in then piped lines on top. Your way makes them look real and stacked!! Nice!
post #171 of 207
Well done bonniebakes! Nice slice of cake. And the royal flush cards are a neat idea for the theme.
post #172 of 207
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Thank you, everyone!!!!!

I just barely made it in under the waire, I know! icon_redface.gif

The cards and the cake slice were both hand cut. I outlined each card first, then filled them in with a slightly different color.... maybe that's why they look more dimensional (???)
post #173 of 207
And here they are, better late than never, my contribution to the April cookie Club theme of Royalty! I must first preface this by saying that my cookies are not anywhere near as cool as the ones already posted -- we have some amazing talent going on here in this thread! And I want to thank everyone who inquired about me during my surgery -- all is well. Thank you for asking. (Gee, I sound like I'm accepting an award, don't I?) icon_rolleyes.gificon_lol.gif

When the theme of "royalty" came around I had just finished reading a book on Russian history -- on the Romanov dynasty in the 1800s which started with Nicholas I and went on through to Nicholas II and included everyone inbetween (including some of the nannies and household employees who stayed with several generations of this dynasty.) It was a fascinating book really. One thing I came away with, which heavily influenced these cookies, was the fact that royalty is steeped in "the haves" vs. "the have nots." One thing the royals had was jewelry and intricate lacework. Things that cost a lot to show affluence. I incorporated this with the fancy gold embroidered gloves that the ladies would have worn to fancy teas (notice the size of the cookies are small -- tea cookies as it were). Having these fancy afternoon teas was a big thing with them as well, which influenced why I made the cookies small (the largest is 2 inches, the rest are 1 inch.) The glove cookies are a rolled cookie with fondant overlay gilded with Super Pearl and super gold Lustre Dust.

I used gold framed pearl cameos, both Greek and Roman cameos all done with fondant and Lustre Dust to represent the fancy jewelry and brooches the female royals would wear. I included small gold fondant fleur-dis-lis on cookies to represent the french aristocracy as well -- that was a symbol of french royalty. I set all these cookies on doilies which represented the lace and fancy table cloths they liked to eat from, and confined the colors to gold and pearl Lustre Dust, also symbolic of wealth and status in the royal courts. Overall I am very happy with the way they turned out! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #174 of 207
Gorgeous and well worth the wait!! icon_smile.gif Glad to hear that all went well with the surgery too!
Time that you enjoyed wasting wasn't wasted.
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Time that you enjoyed wasting wasn't wasted.
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post #175 of 207
Buns- How did you do the fleur-dis-lis? They would be perf. on a paris cake I have upcoming!!
post #176 of 207
The fleur-dis-lis were done in fondant in a mold I bought from Nick Lodge. I let it dry overnight then gilded it with gold lustre dust and confectioners glaze, let dry and attached to the cookie with corn syrup.
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post #177 of 207
Your cookies are incredible bobwonderbuns!!! I'm sorry I missed that you were having surgery, but I'm glad you are okay!

Kathi
post #178 of 207
Your cookies are beautiful. If you don't mind I would love to copy the glove cookies. They would be perfect for a cotillion that we have coming up. I have never used fondant on cookies or in a mold. Could you tell me how you did this? Is there a demo somewhere?

Oh, did I tell you that they really amazing?!!!
post #179 of 207
Thank you! Sure, you can use the design. Actually the cookies are pretty easy to do, I got the glove mold from Houseonthehill.net and made the glove cookies. Then after they were cool I pressed fondant into the same mold and made a glove imprint and let the dry a tad and put it on the glove cookie with corn syrup. Let those dry and dust with pearl dust and gild with gold lustre dust and vodka. Very easy! icon_lol.gif

I did the cameos and fleur-dis-lis the same way by using small cutout cookies and using fondant in a mold. (Can you tell I love molds and lustre dust??) icon_biggrin.gif
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post #180 of 207
Woah- Back it up! Im confused again! You used a mold to do the cookie dough?
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