There was a lot of yelling going on at my house yesterday. No, hubby and I weren't having a battle. It was opening day of football! Sometimes I'm thankful that my dog is pretty much completely deaf. Eddie used to get really freaked out when hubby yelled, but now that he is almost 12 years old, he can sit right next to hubby yelling at the television and not hear a thing.
While hubby and his friends watched the football game, I made cookies. I bought little Abigail a dress with a cute fish on it and I was determined to make it into cookies. So I had some fun with these.
I started by making the cookie cutter and it's now available in my Etsy shop
and then I outlined my design. When you purchase this cookie cutter, you also have the option to include the tutorial cards with your order.
After the outline was dry, I filled the fins with mint green icing and then put dark green sanding sugar on it while it was still wet. I used my paint brush to clear off the excess sugar and then I filled the fins with fuchsia icing and the body of the fish with electric green icing. I let that dry and then I added the fuchsia cheek and the detail on the fuchsia fins. Lastly I added a couple of eyelashes, not shown in this picture, but shown in the others above.
Then I decided to add in some bubbles that I originally made with my bubble blowing cookies. I've already had a lot of use for these bubbles since I've used them with the bubble blowing cookies, the rubber ducky cookies and now the fish cookies :-)
Next I made some striped cookies to also match Abigail's little fishy outfit
To make the stripes, I decided to make a cutter to use as a press to get the lines just right
So I had a lot of fun making fishy cookies. I know you're waiting to see how they match little Abigail...
Since Abigail is walking now and constantly on the go, it's close to impossible to get her picture now. Thankfully my daughter, Mellissa, figured out this great plan. She says "hands up" and whatever Abigail is doing, she stops and puts her hands up. It only gives a split second to take a photo, but so far, it's working ;-)
Oh and before I forget, I made some really cute fish cookie tags and made some for you too. Go HERE to download your own fish cookie tags. I packaged up the bubbles with the fish cookie for this fun look :-)
My little muse... I had a lot of fun with these cookies. Two of my favorite customers contacted me yesterday and asked for "cookie therapy". Since I had just finished these, one of the customers lucked out with me having cookies available. I have more play cookies coming tomorrow if all goes as planned.
I hope you all had a great weekend!
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