I don’t have grading this weekend and I managed not to injure my wrist like last weekend.
Time to take the Loki cookies back out of their tupperware storage and do some serious cookie work.
Also, I really want to do some Winter Soldier cookies. You have no idea. The straps! The ARM.
I just started on the gold sugar bits, and I might legitimately cry for how long this took me.
One down, nine to go.
On the good side, though, I realize in the last section (the waist), how to do it faster and better, so I think I will be more efficient and neater at it as I go forward …
So, people always ask me how long cookies take. It varies. Basically, the more one does in a set, the less time per cookie (to a limit), so the first of these took over an hour to block in the black icing, and the last a little under a half hour.
Obviously, that’s not all of the base black, but it’s a good start. today, I’ll block in the shoes, do the legs and the sugar brass bits, and that might honestly be it, because that’s a lot of fine tweezer work and placement and there are three sections of it on each cookie this go-around (waist, and each leg.
look at those rows of stupidly symmetrical plates. :/
This also necessitates a trip to the store, because I seem to have misplaced my cookie-specific tweezers :/ oops.
We had an arm dismemberment late last night, but after cookie triage, I think the patient was recuperated. Only time and an obscene amount of royal icing will tell.
tsarinajissa replied to your post: It Begins
I kinda can’t believe how well he’s held up! Still frelling amazing. I can easily picture him saying KNEEL ;)
Heh, well I don’t handle him much. His bangs came off once, but I just reattached with more icing since they came off like a toupee.
I’m now imagining a tiny, tinny high-pitched voice screaming imprecations.
It is kind of ridiculous how much I go into this cookie treating it like an adversary, rather than a challenge. I think it’s because I have absolutely no memory of how I did it last year :/ And because I have someone waiting on him ^^;
10 templates, hopefully a couple will come out looking decent. It should also give me a little leeway to do a couple the same as last time and a couple to experiment with. Last time, I lucked out, making just one and having him come out fairly decently.
Food coloring markers are the best thing ever.
I’m also using the old Loki from last year as a guide, since my old template sketch was deviated from several times. I’m hoping I manae not to break him in the process. He’s a bit brittle, as sugar cookies and royal icing dry out over time. Also, I am a klutz by nature.
Still looking pretty good after a year, though, right?
His natural habitat, in my office, though the other cookies were removed and given away or eaten after I took the pictures, since just leaving cookies around not under glass seems like a bad idea. This one, though was such a pain that I kind of couldn’t bear to eat him. So now, he’s surrounded by HotToys figures and random other fandom things.
We’ll see how these 10 develop over the next few days. I’ll try to keep the profanities to a minimum and to the tags :/
bururaven replied to your photo “*stares at dough* *stares at Loki cookie template* *cries*”
That’s a really detailed outfit! Maybe you should try to make less details? Dunno. But it still looks good. =)
Oh! He’s a repeat! I’m changing a couple of details, or at least trying some things the old way, some things a little differently (since I made a dozen templates), but I know I *can* make this work. It will just be a bit of a time suck because of the layers, and letting things dry. Also, the lines are time consuming, and I’m terrible at straight lines and perspective.
I want to do a better job at some of the brasswork details this time, too, but we’ll see.
Old Loki Cookie: