Friday, September 05, 2008

Eat My Handbag

I'd decorated these bag and shoe shaped cookies some months back for a women's fashion glossy - the fash ed had wanted something a bit more whimsical than a straightforward product spread. So these "cookie illustrations" came about, based on tears from the FW08 lookbooks. I had enormous fun doing them.


In the mix: YSL Muse Two; Bottega Veneta multistone knot clutch; Nina Ricci statement necklace; Manolo Blahnik lace up ankle boots; Chanel maryjane pumps; Prada ankle boots; John Galliano earrings; Valentino Petale tote; Alexander McQueen Empire egg-shaped minaudiere; Christian Louboutin patchwork kneehighs...

I think of the process of decorating cookies as not too unlike that of mucking about with a paintbox - coloured royal icings, piping tips and dough stand in for paints, brushes and a canvas. And in this particular instance, even more so than usual, as some of the details are literally painted on using food dyes or luster dusts mixed with drops of vodka. The best tools for the job are fine sable brushes - either the variety intended for watercolours or for applying makeup - as they pick up and deposit colour with the greatest precision. Just be sure they're saved solely and specifically for this purpose - neither reincarnated from a previous life nor leading a double life applying colours of a non-edible nature!

9 Comments:

Anonymous linda said...

They look gorgeous! This must have taken you forever to finish.

11:19 pm, September 06, 2008  
Blogger Jade said...

Wow! So Creative! Nice works!

3:24 am, September 07, 2008  
Blogger Debbie said...

You have the most beautiful presentation of your baking items, more than any other baking blog that I've seen.

9:55 am, September 07, 2008  
Anonymous froly said...

c'est belle

5:37 pm, September 07, 2008  
Blogger My Sweet & Saucy said...

You are simply amazing! Your talent always inspires me!

6:48 am, September 08, 2008  
Blogger passionfordecor said...

Your creations are simply exquisite. My cookie decorating skill is no where near as good! Swoon....

9:11 am, September 08, 2008  
Blogger Diary of Kay El said...

Stunning! You are so creative!

11:31 pm, September 10, 2008  
Anonymous ignoranceisabliss said...

I love reading your blog. I never know what to expect. And every time I visit, I am blown away again.

1:37 pm, September 17, 2008  
Blogger Bridget said...

Your cookies are so cool!

8:57 am, April 07, 2009  

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