Hey everyone! Do you like frosting on cookies and cakes? I love looking at it but I just can’t eat it enjoyably. I like my cookies and cakes not too sugary, I guess. :p
I was asked how I made my miniature cookies that were in the last year’s Christmas display. I took some photos while I was making this year’s Christmas display, so hopefully this tutorial will explain it how it is done.
I used polymer clay for the cookie part. I rolled the clay out on a piece of oven safe parchment paper, so I wouldn’t have to move the soft cookie around before baking.
Then I cut off the excess clay little by little to make a rough shape of my cookie. Here I am making a stocking shape.
If you use my method, you can make complicated shape, like the tree below, fairly easily.
Once the rough shape is made, I smoothed and adjusted the shape of my cookie with a toothpick.
To create a bumpy surface of baked cookies, I highly recommend using a mascara brush. I just saved my old brush and cleaned it well before using it. This brush works so much better on miniatures than normal brushes that come with clay carving kit.
My miniature cookies are ready for baking!
Since I needed to make lots of cookies this year, I decided to make a silicone mold of these originals. I made a mold with some Legos.
Then I taped my hardened cookies on to a piece of plastic sheet with some strong double sided tape.
Okay, I’m ready to pour in my silicone!
Ooops, somehow I forgot to take a picture of my silicone mold I just made. Well, hopefully you get the idea….lol
Here are the cookies I made with my mold.
Now it’s time to spread some frosting on my mini cookies. I made the frosting with 0.5 part acrylic paint and 9.5 part matte drying glue. It’s easier to use double sided tape to keep the cookies in place while you’re frosting.
At this point, it’s really like decorating with regular sugar cookie frosting. It’s easier to make sure first color is dry before moving onto the next color to go on top of it.
My cookies are done!
This year, I wanted to make a Christmas tree with Christmas treats as the decorations. So these cookies went straight up onto the tree! I’ll do tutorials on other treats in later posts. 🙂