SO, since Christmas-time is super busy for cookie decorators everywhere, I decided I had plenty of time to play with an idea I had. I'm easily distracted and overly ambitious at best folks!
Anywho, I found this cute Diorama template(I would give credit but I can NOT find the site now!). I had no intentions of selling them or even showing them. It was just a personal challenge.
It started innocently enough with my printing the sheet, cutting out the cast of characters. I had to make my own shape that would work with the smaller and larger images. I chose an oval and destroyed my horseshoe cutter to get the perfect curve!
After tracing their outline onto the cookies, I free-handed the details. Then I stared at them for almost a week before deciding to dive in and try them.
|The biggest pain was deciding on a color palette!|
|About half way through filling in all the colors|
|All done! Not the best but not too bad for the first time!|
|I hope you know who these guys are but just in case: Mary, Joseph, Jesus and an Angel|
|The Three Wise |
|The shepherd with random animals, including a camel that really should be with the Wise Men|
This sweet set taught me a couple of things besides decorating techniques. First, I MUST get a good camera to capture the way they actually look. Second, I should not show things before I am completely done because someone may want to buy them and then I might get real busy and stay up too late trying to finish them and all the others I have to do! Lesson learned!