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« on: June 20, 2007 09:44:23 PM »

Okay now this is my first tutorial, so if there's any vagueness, please just ask and I'll do my best to clarify. My camera's batteries were dying so I tried to get the pics quickly, and some of them came out a little blurry =( I think, though, that they are clear enough to get the point across.

Step 1: Get your mise en place. In this case, you'll need some baked cookie colored clay (a golden tannish color), some semisweet chocolate color (a rich brown mixed with a hint of black), and some kind of a pin. I make my own out of wire and give it a sort of corkscrew, so that it stays in well.

Step 2: Make the cookie shape (a domed disc), imbed the pin, make the chocolate chips. Bake the chips first so they don't get all messed up later when you texture the cookie.

Step 3: I use my exacto knife for the next few parts. You could probably use a needle. Anything sharp, really, I suppose. Make a little incision in the clay. This will be a pocket for your chip.

Step 4: When you put the chip in, push it down into the cookie, and bring the cookie clay up around it, like in this picture.

After several chips, you should start to see a fairly realistic cookie emerging from your lump of brown clay. I think what's really key to making it look real, is the little pieces of "dough" that slightly cover the chips. When you bake cookies, you don't start out with a hunk of plain cookie dough, then lay some chocolate chips on top. You don't want your clay cookie to look like that either.

I didn't use 2 of my chocolate chips, but I feel pretty happy with how it looks. I think trying to squeeze in 2 more would have been a bit much.

Step 5: Texturing! this is where your cookie will really get wow factor. As said before, my weapon of choice here is a stiff bristled nylon paintbrush. I've got a veritable arsenal of these.

Step 6: More texture. Cookies usually have deep pocks and such in the surface. I have a broken toothpick that I use for this part. I wouldn't suggest using anything like a needle with a well defined point. Something jagged and irregular is going to be your best bet. Go at it at different angles, with varying force. If every little irregularity in the cookie is exactly the same shape, they aren't so irregular.

And, uh, bake and yeah that's it =) Hope that helps some.
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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2007 09:48:23 PM »

That's fabulous! Thank you so much!

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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2007 05:46:33 AM »

thanks! its so cute Cheesy
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2007 07:13:40 AM »

thank you! it makes me hungry just looking at it!
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2007 09:32:28 AM »

Looks wonderful!  Thank you, thank you!

« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2007 08:49:43 PM »

 Grin Thanks guys! I was really nervous because I've never tried to explain how to do something like this and I didn't know if it would be intelligible lol but I'm glad y'all like it =)

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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2007 09:05:52 AM »

Perfectly intelligible. Smiley  If I may ask, would it work as well to bake the chips, add them to the dough colored clay, and then form into a cookie shape, or would the chips not show up?


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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2007 05:56:00 PM »

i've never tried it, but i don't think it would work as well since the clay is fairly opaque.

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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2007 02:01:48 PM »

I've been wanting to make cookies.  Your tut is great!

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« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2008 06:47:31 AM »

wow...I always wanted to make a cookie pendant. Sooooo cute and easy to make. Thank you so much for sharing this. <3 <3 <3

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