I received an order for six dozen Gone With The Wind themed cookie favors for a bridal shower (now THAT is a large shower!) and was so excited to give it a go! She originally wanted the movie poster and I thought - Oy! Now way can I pull that off. So I did a little on line research and figured I could pull off Scarlett in her iconic green and white dress. Here is a behind the scenes on the making of Miss Scarlett. Enjoy!
I start by finding a cookie cutter that will do most of the work. This random princess will do. I needed Scarlett to face to the left and my princess was facing to the right. No problem. I just cut her out and flipped her over on the cookie sheet. Then I added a blob of dough to her head to create her oversized hat. I then trace the baked cookie and make a sketch.
Ain't she a vision?
Start with head and arm placement.
Outline hat bow and add sash.
Fill in bow one section at a time.
Outline bow (you can see my "master cookie" 's yellow food coloring outline).
Add hat and outline sash and dress.
I always chicken out when it comes to detailing faces so I left her blank but gave her a little ear definition.
Fill in dress.
Add floral print with edible pen, outline dress and sleeves. And fiddle-dee-dee, there she is!
The Gone with the Wind collection.
Polka dotted hand fans.
Love this collection! Congrats to the bride!