Monday, 22 December 2014

Oak, Snow, Mistletoe. A Christmas Cookie Wreath

I have a new video for you, as a little Christmas present!

I had a large order this year, for bags of snowflakes, oak leaves, and mistletoe. The brief was to use elements of these designs from last Christmas, where I used sugar frosting round the edges, and a light, open filigree style of piping for leaf veins and patterns.

All the cookies were flooded in either white or a soft, olivey green, dried, then sprayed with pearl lustre... and you can see how I completed the designs in the video (at one and a half speed)!

I wanted to arrange them nicely for photographing, and it took a bit of dissatisfied messing about because I kept getting left with an odd hole in the middle. Which happened to be the right size for a tealight...

Gold platter with candle, surrounded by oak leaf, snowflake and mistletoe sugar cookies by Honeycat Cookies, for Christmas.

So I simply stacked them up in overlapping layers around a tealight holder, on a gilded dinner plate which reflected the candlelight prettily. Perfect for a Christmas table centrepiece - as long as no one knocks the table, or touches the plate! (Best to add a few discreet blobs of stiff royal icing glue, but not so much that you can't pull it apart and eat it at the end of dinner)

Merry Christmas!