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showing you my cocoa painting on a cookie

post #1 of 26
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I am pretty excited because I just finished my first cocoa painting on a cookie. It is about 4" in diameter.
RisqueBusiness gave me encouragement with this and instructed me how to do this and recommended a book etc...and this is the result..my painting is a bit amateurish but I wanted to show a new way of decorating a cookie..what do ya think? Oh..and the "Canvas" is Antonia74's icing which worked out beautifully once it hardened.

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo-93399.html

It is my personalized Happy New Year cookie for my DH and I have 9 more to decorate icon_eek.gif

Jane
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post #2 of 26
Wow! It is beautiful, how long does something like that take?? You are very talented.
post #3 of 26
I love it. I've never seen these before. Great job. It looks great.
post #4 of 26
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how long does something like that take??



The longest part of it was waiting for the RI to dry.. icon_lol.gif

It is done with cocoa butter which I bought from my local bakery supply place (Artistic Cake Design) in Ottawa and cocoa from the grocery store

You melt the cocoa butter in those little paint dishes and add cocoa in greater and smaller amounts to the pots to make "paint"...keep the whole thing on a heating pad so the cocoa paint won't start to set..you want to keep it liquid

Then get a FINE paintbrush..and paint away!! I got several paint brushes ..all fine because the cookie is relatively small.

HTH
Jane
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post #5 of 26
Your husband is a lucky man!

That cookie is utterly charming icon_smile.gif

First thought that came to my mind was; this is a lovely old world, European (German) decorated Christmas cookie!
post #6 of 26
I have never seen cocoa painting used on a cookie before. It is totally cool. Thanks for sharing!

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post #7 of 26
That totally rocks!! I'm going to have to try that. You did a great job.
post #8 of 26
..that is gorgeous! I don't think I could let anybody eat that becaue it looks too good! icon_smile.gif Great job!
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post #9 of 26
I wrote my comment underneath the photo. You're work is absolutely beautiful!! You should be proud of yourself as you did an excellent job. Instead of looking at it as being amateurish, I believe it's very professional looking work!
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post #10 of 26
I just have to ask -- how does one do cocoa painting??? I've always wanted to know...
To find "THE RECIPE LINKS ARE HERE" thread, click on "Forums", then "Recipes" and it's the first sticky. Latest updates are on (the bottom of) page 10 here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-625803-135.html
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post #11 of 26
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Bobwonderbuns...here is the basic instruction..

It is done with cocoa butter which I bought from my local bakery supply place (Artistic Cake Design) in Ottawa and cocoa from the grocery store

You melt the cocoa butter in those little paint dishes and add cocoa in greater and smaller amounts to the pots to make "paint"...keep the whole thing on a heating pad so the cocoa paint won't start to set..you want to keep it liquid

Then get a FINE paintbrush..and paint away!! I got several paint brushes ..all fine because the cookie is relatively small.

You can draw a design on to some parchment and then use the pinprick method for transferring the basic outline..you have to be very careful with the icing because you can crack it like ice (I did that on my first one) and then it looks horrid..just be very gentle. I found a pic I liked and then just tried to copy it by drawing it out first on the parchment.

Jane
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post #12 of 26
It's beautiful, Jane. It's on my long list of sugarcraft things I'd love to learn icon_biggrin.gif Great job
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post #13 of 26
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Originally Posted by JaneK

I am pretty excited because I just finished my first cocoa painting on a cookie. It is about 4" in diameter.
RisqueBusiness gave me encouragement with this and instructed me how to do this and recommended a book etc...and this is the result..my painting is a bit amateurish but I wanted to show a new way of decorating a cookie..what do ya think? Oh..and the "Canvas" is Antonia74's icing which worked out beautifully once it hardened.

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo-93399.html

It is my personalized Happy New Year cookie for my DH and I have 9 more to decorate icon_eek.gif

Jane



See? You did good lady!! ya did good!!

I hope that you get many more orders for these!! and remember to charge accordingly since they are hand crafted.

you can if you like do your royal icing circles ahead of time...make circles on parchment paper with a pencil, turn the paper over...outline with your ri and puddle away..when they are dry you store them gently..

then remove them from storage and paint away...then you can attach to your cookie or whatever with a little fresh ri!

cuts some of the work a little!
post #14 of 26
Great job! I love that!!! Now I want to try!!!
post #15 of 26
Those are beautiful! Wonderful job, make sure to charge accordingly.
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