One of the first designs I did with the help of my KK is a set of mermaids inspired by a clip art set by Jessica Weible Illustrations. I love Jessica Weible's designs and couldn't wait to cookie-fy this one! I really enjoy her stick people illustrations and have a few more in line to create, so be on the lookout on the blog.
Click the picture to take you to Jessica Weible's website!
For these cookies, I hand cut the mermaid shapes (with the aid of my KK!). To decorate, I flooded the base with teal blue, which is a mixture of fleshtone and sky blue Americolor gels. Once the icing was crusted, I CAREFULLY piped the mermaid outlines with black piping icing. I let all of this dry overnight. The next day I flooded the sections progressively with a thick flood icing (maybe 15 count).
I am linking up over at the Bearfoot Baker blog where the theme today is "BLUE." I think these underwater themed cookies fit the bill very nicely for that!