Fabric Inspired Cookies
Simply Sweets by Honeybee and Ellie’s Bites Decorated Cookies threw out a challenge for the month of June to create fabric inspired cookies. Today is June 29th and I am making it in by the skin of teeth. Wait, hold on. Can someone explain that to me? Skin of your teeth. My teeth don’t have any skin. Anyways, back to what you are really interested in: cookies! This challenge was so timely for me. Sometimes as a decorator you run out of gas creatively. The month of June was that for me. Maybe it is the dreadful tempertures in Arizona but I hit the wall. Throughout the month of June, I scouted out different fabrics but it wasn’t until Saturday when I happened upon a sale at Sur La Table, and the CUTEST apron was on sale. I included the link if you want one too. This apron had my mind spinning on how to transform this fabric into a cookie.
I am sucker for all things vintage. I love the look, the textures, and the layers that come with old looking things. When I decorate cookies I always like to take my inspirations and make them my own. It reminds me of my favorite movie, Finding Forrester, with Sean Connery. Besides getting to listen to that awesome Scottish accent for 2 hours it is such a rich movie. Sean Connery, plays a famous writer who becomes a mentor to a gifted young man. Sean Connery, helps the young writer find his own voice by starting with a few of his words.
Sometimes that is just the push you need. That is what so many people have done for me. A little inspiration, inspired by someone else, to help you create something of your own.
I love damask prints. They have such a rich look to them.
The mustard yellow and grey compliment each other.
The bottom part of the apron with mustard stitching I decided to turn grey.
Wonder what that missing icing look is up in the right hand corner of the picture? Have you ever seen an old building in Europe and the paint is missing? I love doing that when creating damask stencil cookies. I like to give it that rustic, old, look even though I can assure the cookie is 100% fresh.
Don’t you just love those pockets? I have to tell you it just makes you feel pretty cooking with this apron on!
I got to this fabric inspired cookie last night, and paused. The border of the apron seems so random.
Red and grey flowers with green branches? It didn’t seem to go. Sort of out of place.
Last but not least of my fabric inspired cookies. A damask ruffled cake cookie.
I decided to take the ivory ruffles and switch it around. Ivory for the back drop of the cookie
and mustard yellow for the ruffles.
At first I love it.
Then I hated it.
I thought about tossing it and starting over again.
But then I thought, why?
Thank you to Melissa, Simply Sweets by Honeybee and Stephanie from Ellie’s Bites for the fabric inspired cookie challenge. Last night was the first time I have just sat down and made some cookies for FUN!
Do you have a fabric inspired cookie? Go post it over at the linky party.