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My Jareth cookies are finally done! 

I think my favorite things here are the sleeves and collar ruffles. Next time, I think I will do the hair differently, with sheets of the different layers instead of trying individual segments in streams like above. That made no sense outside of my head, did it?

I’m trying to decide if I want to try out a small etsy shop of fandom cookies. Trying to decide if Pride and Prejudice (Firth/Ehle), Sherlock, Supernatural, Arashi, or Avengers should be next … thoughts, anyone? I have no idea if it’s worth the hassle, but I tend to make these in bulk anyhow … 

Would anyone actually want to buy cookies like these or similar ones of other characters? What pricing seems reasonable? (not “do you want to buy these now?,” but “are these things you could see people buying?”)

Next cookie design suggestions//requests?

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My very first fandom cookies!

These cookies were modeled on the Japanese pop idol band, Arashi, from their Arashi Around Asia + Dome concert. Copious amounts of Disco Dust was employed to give them that level of sparkly rainbow boyband incandescence. 

When dealing with Arashi, more sparkle is always a good idea.

(just to be clear—these were my first, but are from two years ago. my kitchen table and friends’ mailboxes have been graced with many a sparkly idol member since.) 

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Cap cookies!

Ok, so the cowl/helmet was the bane of my existence. I think I might have to try a more Steve Rogers version with hair instead next time, despite my general hatred of how blond hair looks in icing (like pudding, I swear). 

That said, I have a lot of love for this costume, even though I had to simplify all sorts of parts of it. In person, the colors are much more saturated and dark. 

I think my favorite part is the randomly placed zipper in the torso (on the center red stripe.

Sadly, the one whose face turned out best (the last one) had an arm amputation and I gave him a very messy reattachment surgery *shrugs* 

Next up: tiny simplified Sherlock and John cookies!  I am looking forward to the plaid on Sherlock’s scarf :)

But right now I have curry and a cherry lambic and it’s doubtful I’ll get very far tonight :D

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Ever since I saw The Avengers, I had planned a Loki cookie, and dithered over helmet+coat or the slightly simpler design of his more casual outfit.

Sanity prevailed and I went with the simpler version, which was obviously complicated enough as it is. 

All in all, I think he came out pretty well, which was a relief, because I only made one this time, and every time I moved on to a new stage in painting him, I fretted that I would ruin him and have to start from scratch. That said, all told, he took around 8 hours to do the icing and detail work, once I had drawn the guidelines on with the food coloring marker. 

He’s entirely edible, sugar cookie + royal icing, plus gold mystical dust, gold glaze, and metallic gold sugar for the hips (*shudders, remembering the tweezers and the sugar crystals*).

I had way too much fun taking pictures of him. I managed to find a large glass vase to photograph him in the villain’s must-have accessory of 2012-2013, the glass cage. I also make no apologies for the picture where the light caught the glitter at his crotch just so. It’s like a magical groin or something O__o Too perfect not to show.

When I make version 2.0, I might try to bypass the edible glitter on the seams and instead pipe tiny gold dots and cover them in glaze to avoid the glitter herpes. It’s really hard to control that glitter, even with all the dry-brushing I’ve done :P

Now that Loki is done, my next step is to start on the Avengers, as well. At this point, I have ordered most of the cookie cutters I want to use, but I already have the one for the Black Widow, so I will start sketching out her template tonight or tomorrow, I think. What else is Spring Break for? 

Certainly not for grading the eleventy billion papers I have here, no not at all.

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Loki cookie!  

icing and detailing him took almost 8 hours, but I’m mostly happy with how he came out. I think I would maybe do the brass/gold detailing on the seams with a dab of gold icing and then glaze next time,t o avoid the glitter herpes, but we’ll see. 

I had fun taking pictures of him, especially in his natural environment—seriously, the ‘villain in glass cage thing’ I think is mostly so we can all enjoy an uninterrupted view of the pretty.

I also, because I am apparently a 12 year old boy, decided I needed to include the picture where the light caught glitter in the groin region just right ^^;

I had lots of fun, perhaps too much fun, taking pictures of him. I sort of want to take him to random places and take pictures of him, like at restaurants and truck stops and such. 

I’m waiting for some new cookie cutters to arrive to get working on Avengers cookies to keep Loki company, but am thinking about sketching out some ideas for a Black Widow (since I already have the cutter for her) and maybe Sherlock and john. 

So tempted to do a hedgehog!John and a dragon with Sherlock scarf, you have no idea. WTH, brain?

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Love Situation <3

These two were requested as part of the 3/11 fundraiser, and I had so much fun doing them, despite my terrible handwriting/piping skills and despite the fact that I had forgotten to acquire silver glitter before starting them and it was a Sunday so none of the cake supply stores were open.

That actually turned out to be an asset, because I did have some heart-shaped silver edible glitter around and I crushed, crushed those tiny hearts up to make my own glitter, and it actually turned out much closer to the actual color of the sparkly bits than any of the edible glitters Ii’ve seen on the market. so yay! 

The most challenging thing here was figuring out how to make pink camouflage patterns, so I ended up on lots of hunter and survivalist websites where people were explaining how to paint your car, your house, and I swear it seemed like how to paint your dog in camo. I think it worked out ok. It was also the first time I used petal dust to pain with and I think it looks pretty good, especially with its semi-translucent finish here. 

I really like how clean and simple these cookies turned out, and I’d like to do a set for myself someday. Though I will say I do not miss Nino’s Time-era hair one bit. 

Of course, as often as I say that, I’d need a trophy room or something, so maybe this will never happen.

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5x10 “Marching Band” cookies!

These were ridiculously fun to do! I had a request for the Jun from this costume set for the 3/11 earthquake fundraiser, and later went back to do the whole set for a friend. This is one of those sets I wish I’d kept a copy of for myself, because I loved all the details. 

Hands down, my favorite part was the lines of lacing up the sides of Sho’s costume. I was also fairly excited about the use of the large silver sanding sugar for the mirrored lapels on this costume. 

I am likely to make these again, perhaps this summer, when I should have the free time to do this. 

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Some OhmiyaSK cookies from the 3/11 earthquake fundraiser. I wanted to get the sheen on the costumes but went a little overboard I think. If I were to do it again, I think I would try lustre dust, rather than the glaze, which ate into the royal icing.

On the other hand, I was really happy with how the feathers came out, so yay?

OhmiyaSK is one of my goofiest Arashi pleasures. I’m so glad we got a little official taste of it in AraFes :D

Sorry for the spam; Im trying to get this site caught up with past cookies, so I can post my newest ones and not have the order mess with my need for organization. 

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Cap cookies!

Ok, so the cowl  was the bane of my existence. I think I might have to try a Steve Rogers version with hair instead next time, despite my general hatred of how blond hair looks in icing (like pudding, I swear). 

That said, I have a lot of love for this costume now, even though I had to simplify all sorts of parts of it. In person, the colors are much more saturated and dark. 

I think my favorite part is the randomly placed zipper in the torso (on the center red stripe.

Sadly, the one whose face turned out best (the last one) had an arm amputation and I gave him a very messy reattachment surgery *shrugs* 

Next up: tiny simplified Sherlock and John cookies!  I am looking forward to the plaid on Sherlock’s scarf :)

But right now I have curry and a cherry lambic and it’s doubtful I’ll get very far tonight :D 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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I made Harvey cookies for a good friend, whose favorite movie is Harvey. These were really easy, just a couple of hours, including wait time between icing colors. 

I did attempt some cookie painting with gel colors and water, but I obviously need to work on it. It was nice to do a cookie I didn’t need a detailed plan for and which could be done in an afternoon. 

That said, I have cookies baked for Captain America, Hawkeye, Tony Stark, Sherlock, and John cookies, so plenty of more challenging things to work on this afternoon and evening :P

Don’t even get me started on the Iron Man cookie. I think I might cry.

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Oh god. So these are the Yattaman!Arashi incarnations from the animated Believe PV-thingy. A friend asked for these for the 3/11 earthquake fundraiser and they were probably the hardest thing I’ve done, mostly because they required custom cuts all over the place, and it was really hard to make them look good. 

I think they came out ok in the end, but I was seriously ready to cry at several point sin the process. These are definitely in the NEVER DO AGAIN category. 

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I recently had a giveaway on my fandom cookie side blog and missbeckywrites won one of the cookies, and a bajillion years later (5+ weeks), I have finally finished with a Director Stark cookie.

I’d been meaning to make one for forever, and he needed a Commander Rogers, and serendipitously, they finished this weekend (in other words, i had an excuse to procrastinate on grading in order to finish in time for SteveTonyFest, and now I am about to pay the price in tears).

I totally cheated on Commander Rogers, as he’s a bit of an amalgam of MCU and 616—the costume is almost entirely 616, but I stole the hair from the Winter Soldier trailer because I wasn’t confident I could make the Commander Rogers hair look at all appealing in icing. 

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Ohno drama characters, all from the 3/11 earthquake fundraiser.

Uta no Onisan’s Kenta-kun (probably my favorite cookie to date), Kaibutsukun, and Naruse from Maou. 

I really want to make another Kenta-kun for myself. The stars were a lot of fun to make. I piped out small blobs then used a pointy tool for shifting takoyaki to draw out the points. It was labor-intensive, but oddly soothing. 

Kaibutsu-kun’s plaid was probably the only difficult part of that cookie; it really played with my inability to draw a straight line :P.

Someday I’d like to make a Naruse with a matching Serizawa, because the Naruse cookie cutter is tiny—maybe 4 inches to the 5.5 inch standard cookie cutter you see used for Kaibutsu and Kenta up there. so tiny standing Naruse and (in comparison) huge running Serizawa. Totally appropriate to the show.

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