Saturday, 2 February 2013

Starting up


A Valentine's gift to start off my blog...with edible gold.

As I was piping the flood in flood patterns onto these cookies, I found some of the areas remained raised as the base flood dried a little, and the piping was slightly stiff. I'd kept it stiffer intentionally, hoping the pattern would stay sharper, but hadn't expected this 'embossed' effect. I like it. It looks smarter when painted with lustre dust and feels nice to the touch. I'd like to emphasise the effect more and so I shall experiment further.


13 comments:

  1. Nice one. I can't see the button to 'follow', is it there somewhere?
    J x

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  2. And - how did you get your photo as a background? I'd like to do that on my blog but can't work out how.
    J x

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  3. Ooh my first commenter!

    Umm..I don't know about the following thing - any ideas? I have a lot more messing about to do to get the thing to work properly I expect.

    For the background I just went to through 'design', 'customise', and in the menu on the left chose 'background'. The drop down button by the background picture allows you to upload an image. It has to be 300k or less.

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    1. Me again, sorry. Where is 'design', please? I can't see it anywhere on my blog. :0(
      J x

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    2. When I view my blog, it's on the tool bar at the very top, on the right, next to my email address and 'sign out'. I'm using the 'watermark' template at the moment, but I think most of them allow you to upload a photo. May be wrong though.

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  4. At the bottom of the home page there's a 'subscribe to posts (atom)' link - is that what you mean? When I follow blogs, I tend to go to the bookmarks tab (I use Firefox), and use the 'subscribe to this page' option.

    I'm really pretty hopeless about this stuff, which is why it's taken so long to get round to it!

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  5. I'll enjoy following your blog and even try to make some of your gorgeous cookies. I've been using blogger for over a year and still haven't worked out a lot of things. Impressed with your background photos. Look forward to more post.

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  6. Hello Sally - thank you; I hope I manage to keep it up, and make it interesting! With your year's experience on blogger, do you know what I need to do to allow people to follow the blog?

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  7. If you go into design at the top of your page it will bring up a list with layout on. Click on layout and it brings up ' add a gadget', it's not on the basic selection, on the left it says 'add more gadgets'. On here you will see the followers button. Hope that helps.

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  8. What did you use for the gold on the tiny hearts? They are beautiful!!!

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    1. Thank you! I used gold for the gold, LOL. Real, edible, 24 carat stuff! Not cheap, and really annoying to use (it goes everywhere except on the cookie!), but a lovely effect. I applied it by wetting the cookie with vanilla essence. Because it's so tricky and so expensive (the amount of gold on each 1" cookie was about £1!) I haven't done it since!

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