It’s just another manic Monday, back to school, back to work hustling and bustling. This past weekend I had all of the above going on, delivering back to school cookie boxes, working on a special second birthday party and serving the community passing out supplies at a back to school supply drive in Dallas. Most of our weekends are jammed packed and when I do have a little bit of free time I love to give back by serving the community to with sorority sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha.
Blogging is all new to me but in creating this blog I wanted so much to provide relevant content that gives you the reader a glimpse into my work, personal and ever evolving “sweet life.” So when I started working on this special second birthday set for one of my original clients I knew I wanted to blog about it. This set of cookies took me on a roller coaster of emotions from, “this sucks,” “this is hideous,” “well it’s not bad,” “wait these turned out pretty cool.” I had already done “Molly” the Bubble Guppie a couple of times so I was a bit more comfortable with her but decided I should push myself even further to design a full birthday set not just one cookie. It was my surprise to her since she trust me so with her special occasions.
In order to stretch myself I said let’s color some wafer paper, use multiple shapes to bring the theme to life and make it a solid and cohesive assortment.
I iced all the cookies white first so I would have a blank slate to start with. Next, I cut out ¾” circles of my colored wafer paper and attached them to the number two cookie so they would look like waves. I took several of the other number two cookies and airbrushed them pink to look like waves as well, once dry I began to add details little by little. I’m not a typical designer and it’s hard for me to sketch out designs in advance so it’s a little hectic in my brain most times. One by one new elements were added, polka dots, disco dust, stencils and airbrush color to arrive at a the complete combination below.
Until next time, Be Sweet!