September162014

tsarinajissa replied to your post “tsarinajissa replied to your photoset “Winter Soldier cookies, just in…”

But what if Loki escapes? Who will save you then?!

I am hoping a horde of Buckys will help out. Though let’s be honest; how long do you really think it’ll be before I make more cookies? My money is on a month, tops.

2AM

tsarinajissa replied to your post “tsarinajissa replied to your post: Winter Soldier cookies, just in…”

Sneaky lighting playing tricks on me. Sneaky sneaky lighting

Now that I have a smartphone, I have half a mind to try pictures with it. In the past, I’ve been surprised at how much more natural and true to life the colors have sometimes been with phone cameras. I think sometimes it’s because they don’t try to compensate as much. My actual camera is sometimes too smart and it wigs out. 

I am also picking up cookie easels, which will make for more fun pictures. So there will probably be another set of WS pictures, probably on my personal blog ^^; But not for at least a week or so, because the rest of this week is packed and I haven’t even ordered the easels yet because I’ll be out of town the rest of the week. 

September112014

tsarinajissa replied to your photoset “Winter Soldier cookies, just in time for the dvd/blu-ray release of…”

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! I LOVE THEM ALL!! (But particularly the one with the little tufts of hair flying away at the bottom. He’s so perfect!!)

I’m glad you like him! I kind of went with all sorts of hair options, since my reference shots had his hair doing all sorts of things. I feel good about this decision :D

7PM

tsarinajissa replied to your photoset “Winter Soldier cookies, just in time for the dvd/blu-ray release of…”

I feel like he should be in picture shoots with a cap. He would be SO GREAT at saying YOUR MY MISSION.

I gave all of the Caps away when I moved! All I have now are old Loki and Winter Soldier ^^; But yes. i wish I had a Cap for him to hang out with.

September92014

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Is the muzzle over the mouth a different black than the rest of the mask? I really like how the contrast looks in the photos.

Nope, it’s all the same black in that case- I had to make up a new black for the mask, and all the pant details, but it’s all one color. Any apparent differences in color are tricks of the light due to differences in height. It was really bright out when I took the pictures, and it played hell with the colors, so all the differences in hair color, for example—all the cookies used the exact same brown icing, but depending on the background paper and photo, the hair color looks radically different, too. It’s just a trick of the light and camera :/  The bright light also makes  it almost impossible to see all  the brown in the vest, but such is life ^^;

September82014

Winter Soldier cookies, just in time for the dvd/blu-ray release of Cap 2 :)

At long last, they’re done! I played with a fair amount of variation on his hair, which I think is fair, considering its variation in the film. I left one maskless cookie (out of 10), and took pictures of most of them with candy sequin eyes, which aren’t attached. 

I went with orange-flavored baking emulsion in the sugar cookie dough because of the preponderance of black royal icing-the black food coloring has a slight bitter aftertaste that goes better with orange flavoring than vanilla, and they smell amazing. 

September42014
Verdict: Pretty shiny, some loss of smoothness, but I think it’s an okay trade?

Verdict: Pretty shiny, some loss of smoothness, but I think it’s an okay trade?

12AM

Before I inevitably screw some of them them up with the shiny on the arm (this is why I make so many, seriously), I thought I’d slap up some pictures of what they look like right now, because I like how the “leather” looks right now. You probably can’t tell, but I used a dark brown royal icing (chocolate brown, avocado, super black, ivory gel colors), then a vodka suspension with cinnamon petal dust after it was dry, but spotty, heavier on the piped lines between the horizontal straps, then a day later when that was dry, spot dry smearing of matte black and cinnamon petal dust to try to get a weathered leather look, even though the brown tones were pretty subtle in the film. They’re pretty toned down on the cookie, too, but it cuts down on the unrelieved black monochromatic look of the cookie, I think :)

September22014

tsarinajissa replied to your post: See that arm? Only nine more to go!

I’m in love with this cookie. I mean. I think I’m pretty much always in love with your cookies, so this may not be a surprise, but I want to get cookie married to this Bucky. (And the Carol cookies. Because they will always be my first love)

<3 I will try very hard not to mess him up in the home stretch, then :D I’m waffling on how detailed to make the mask, at the moment. Basically, every step from here on out is a bit tricky ^^;

2AM
See that arm? Only nine more to go!

See that arm? Only nine more to go!

1AM

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tsarinajissa replied to your post: flange5: Winter Soldier sugar cookie …

I can definitely notice this olive undertones! I love them (the arms all look good to me though, embedded or not. I asked bestie for an opinion and she just shrugged.)

I went with embedded because I think they’ll hold up better in the end. I’m about to start piping the gray in now, because of course 10:30 is a totally rational time to start prolonged detail-oriented work on 10 cookies, but if I do that, I can do the silver on them tomorrow, and maybe start the masks tomorrow, and perhaps hair and stars Wednesday, and final details Thursday?

In any case, these should be done by the weekend, barring any major surprises. 

I’ll have to figure out how to do pictures here :D Interior lighting is a no-go, but we’re a floor up. might be a little awkward to take these guys out to the sidewalk on a tray ^^;

August312014

flange5:

Winter Soldier sugar cookie progress shots. Still working on the boots, but as you can see in the group shot, I’m trying out a couple of options on the arm piping—one embedded, and one on top. I’m tempted to go embedded for greater durability (no flaking!) but god is it going to make the metallic edible pigment painting tricky. You can see 4 of the pigment contenders next to the cookies, but there’s another off-shot that is probably the one I’ll go for. I have to wait for the icing on the test cookies to dry first though, so if I finish the boots tonight, I’ll probably move on to the weathering and aging of the leather on his vest piping and such to give it just a bit more dimensionality. I think you can tell in the closeups that the vest and belts are a deep mink brown with olive undertones, rather than a true black, but the pants and boots are black. The gloves are two-toned. 

August172014
Here we go with the Winter Soldier orange-flavored sugar cookies. Don&#8217;t ask why I decided to make 10. I make bad decisions. 

Here we go with the Winter Soldier orange-flavored sugar cookies. Don’t ask why I decided to make 10. I make bad decisions. 

August112014

I think tonight is a good night to start the Winter Soldier cookies. 

By which I mean, I’m in the mood to make some cookie dough :D

August32014
Winter Soldier cookie reference sketch. The boots are probably going to be rethought a bit, and I&#8217;m still thinking through the arm. 
I think he&#8217;s going to be a fun one, though.

Winter Soldier cookie reference sketch. The boots are probably going to be rethought a bit, and I’m still thinking through the arm. 

I think he’s going to be a fun one, though.

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