JaneK Posted 31 Dec 2006 , 2:45am
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I am pretty excited because I just finished my first cocoa painting on a cookie. It is about 4" in diameter.
RisqueBusiness gave me encouragement with this and instructed me how to do this and recommended a book etc...and this is the result..my painting is a bit amateurish but I wanted to show a new way of decorating a cookie..what do ya think? Oh..and the "Canvas" is Antonia74's icing which worked out beautifully once it hardened.

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo-93399.html

It is my personalized Happy New Year cookie for my DH and I have 9 more to decorate icon_eek.gif

Jane

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aboelkens Posted 31 Dec 2006 , 2:51am
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Wow! It is beautiful, how long does something like that take?? You are very talented.

rosita6882 Posted 31 Dec 2006 , 2:51am
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I love it. I've never seen these before. Great job. It looks great.

JaneK Posted 31 Dec 2006 , 2:59am
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how long does something like that take??




The longest part of it was waiting for the RI to dry.. icon_lol.gif

It is done with cocoa butter which I bought from my local bakery supply place (Artistic Cake Design) in Ottawa and cocoa from the grocery store

You melt the cocoa butter in those little paint dishes and add cocoa in greater and smaller amounts to the pots to make "paint"...keep the whole thing on a heating pad so the cocoa paint won't start to set..you want to keep it liquid

Then get a FINE paintbrush..and paint away!! I got several paint brushes ..all fine because the cookie is relatively small.

HTH
Jane

JanH Posted 31 Dec 2006 , 8:47am
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Your husband is a lucky man!

That cookie is utterly charming icon_smile.gif

First thought that came to my mind was; this is a lovely old world, European (German) decorated Christmas cookie!

playingwithsugar Posted 31 Dec 2006 , 8:56am
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I have never seen cocoa painting used on a cookie before. It is totally cool. Thanks for sharing!

Theresa icon_smile.gif

cgirl Posted 31 Dec 2006 , 9:28am
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That totally rocks!! I'm going to have to try that. You did a great job.

MrsMissey Posted 31 Dec 2006 , 4:04pm
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..that is gorgeous! I don't think I could let anybody eat that becaue it looks too good! icon_smile.gif Great job!

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 31 Dec 2006 , 4:24pm
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I wrote my comment underneath the photo. You're work is absolutely beautiful!! You should be proud of yourself as you did an excellent job. Instead of looking at it as being amateurish, I believe it's very professional looking work!

bobwonderbuns Posted 31 Dec 2006 , 4:33pm

I just have to ask -- how does one do cocoa painting??? I've always wanted to know...

JaneK Posted 31 Dec 2006 , 4:44pm

Bobwonderbuns...here is the basic instruction..

It is done with cocoa butter which I bought from my local bakery supply place (Artistic Cake Design) in Ottawa and cocoa from the grocery store

You melt the cocoa butter in those little paint dishes and add cocoa in greater and smaller amounts to the pots to make "paint"...keep the whole thing on a heating pad so the cocoa paint won't start to set..you want to keep it liquid

Then get a FINE paintbrush..and paint away!! I got several paint brushes ..all fine because the cookie is relatively small.

You can draw a design on to some parchment and then use the pinprick method for transferring the basic outline..you have to be very careful with the icing because you can crack it like ice (I did that on my first one) and then it looks horrid..just be very gentle. I found a pic I liked and then just tried to copy it by drawing it out first on the parchment.

Jane

mysonshines Posted 31 Dec 2006 , 4:56pm

It's beautiful, Jane. It's on my long list of sugarcraft things I'd love to learn icon_biggrin.gif Great job

RisqueBusiness Posted 31 Dec 2006 , 5:12pm
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I am pretty excited because I just finished my first cocoa painting on a cookie. It is about 4" in diameter.
RisqueBusiness gave me encouragement with this and instructed me how to do this and recommended a book etc...and this is the result..my painting is a bit amateurish but I wanted to show a new way of decorating a cookie..what do ya think? Oh..and the "Canvas" is Antonia74's icing which worked out beautifully once it hardened.

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo-93399.html

It is my personalized Happy New Year cookie for my DH and I have 9 more to decorate icon_eek.gif

Jane




See? You did good lady!! ya did good!!

I hope that you get many more orders for these!! and remember to charge accordingly since they are hand crafted.

you can if you like do your royal icing circles ahead of time...make circles on parchment paper with a pencil, turn the paper over...outline with your ri and puddle away..when they are dry you store them gently..

then remove them from storage and paint away...then you can attach to your cookie or whatever with a little fresh ri!

cuts some of the work a little!

Alison01 Posted 1 Jan 2007 , 3:54am

Great job! I love that!!! Now I want to try!!!

m0use Posted 1 Jan 2007 , 5:23am

Those are beautiful! Wonderful job, make sure to charge accordingly.

cupcake Posted 1 Jan 2007 , 10:20am

Very unique, had not seen this type of painting on cookies. Does give the appearance of Old World. Very nice job.

tyty Posted 1 Jan 2007 , 12:21pm

Now that is something very different, I really like the look. I'd like to see more.

cakerator Posted 1 Jan 2007 , 7:02pm
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RisqueBusiness gave me encouragement with this and instructed me how to do this and recommended a book etc..




this is such a beautiful technique! you did such a great job with it!!
can i ask, what book was recommended? i would love to read up on this and possibly 'attempt' it someday.

TIA icon_smile.gif

JaneK Posted 1 Jan 2007 , 7:49pm

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can i ask, what book was recommended




RB recommended Cocoa and Chocolate Painting - A Confectionary Art by Marsha Winbeckler (bought it right here on CC..not expensive at all)

It is great..easy to follow and has some good ideas in it!!

I have just finished some more which I will post in a sec...
If anyone has any experience with colouring rubber stamp cards, you could do this easily!!!

I took a cookie and wasted it by drawing in pencil what I wanted my design to look like and then I just copied it on to the other cookies..I find it easier if I have something to go by.

Good Luck and post pics if you do some..btw..they taste great with the sweet icing and that little bit of choc...
I want to try on a cake sometime too...

Jane

CarolinaBelle Posted 3 Jan 2007 , 8:10am

That turned out beautiful. Great job.

tracy702 Posted 4 Jan 2007 , 8:06am

That is so awesome. I can't wait to try this. I am going to order the book, it looks like a lot of fun.
thanks for sharing!!!

ValMommytoDanny Posted 4 Jan 2007 , 9:10am

Lovely, they are quite wonderful and beautiful. A true specialty item, I can imagine the possibilities. Great job!

CupCake13 Posted 5 Jan 2007 , 2:39pm

Gorgeous. And speaking as an artist myself, your painting is NOT amateurish. You did a lovely job!

I just might have to try this - a twist on my usual media of choice - watercolor!

vickymacd Posted 6 Jan 2007 , 5:15pm

Going to ask a really stupid question....
Could you use Crisco solid instead of cocoa butter? I'm assuming it's used just for thinning down. Or is there a real reason behind the butter such as taste? I might never do this, but you both did such beautiful cookies, I'd just like to know. You are both so talented with this!

JaneK Posted 6 Jan 2007 , 5:22pm

I don't know if you can use Crisco in place of the cocoa butter...PM RisqueBusiness as she taught me how to do this..I am sure she would know... I don't remember reading about that in the book I got either..

JoanneK Posted 6 Jan 2007 , 5:41pm

Oh those are wonderful! I really love the dog one you did. Perfect! Just perfect.

I wish I could do these but I just don't think they would look as good with stick people on them icon_lol.gif That's about all I can draw.

I'm JEALOUS of your talent. icon_redface.gif

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