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Friday, May 26, 2017

Baby Cookies.

I just finished some cookies for the baby gender reveal party for Jessica.
I got a great cookie tutorial from They have a nice video that explains step by step, the only way I could make decent cookies.
My friend Leslie came up with the idea of the cookies and I wish I could make a more detailed design. I discovered I can only make dots or straight lines. That is why I came up with this design, I called it "for the pipping bag challenged".
It is just so exciting to wait for a new baby to come.
And to have a whole party to reveal the gender of the baby, that makes even more special.
Can't wait to meet you baby girl, or boy.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Chocolate Shoes.

My friend Leslie is organizing a Baby Gender Reveal Party for her friend Jessica, and they decided to have baby shoes on top.
Since I have worked with chocolate clay before, I decided to give it a try.
First I had to make the prototype in paper, to look at the dimensions and proportions.
Once I had the approximate sizes of all the pieces, I made the chocolate clay. I used the recipe from Wilton's website: click here for recipe.
After the clay was ready to be used, it was very hard and not malleable. After 10 seconds in the microwave, It was softer and ready.
I used all kinds of utensils to cut the pieces: pizza cutter, knife, cookie cutters, rolling pin and straws.

Then putting the pieces together, I noticed they stick to each other if they are warm. But I had to place a piece of aluminum foil, so the front of the shoe would not collapse. After refrigerated I could remove the foil, because the whole pice gets harder.
And I finished making a pink and a blue pair of shoes.
I hope they will look nice on top of the cake.