There is a new Disney princess named Princess Elena. I continue to learn new things when I'm asked to make children's birthday cookies. When I was asked to make these cookies, I was told the theme of the party was Flamenco dance and Princess Elena. I was happy I could follow the theme. I was not as excited to make another Disney character. They are challenging and time consuming to complete.
I don't own a fan cookie cutter. I stated looking at images of fan cutters to see if I already owned a cutter I could use. My first thought was a simple circle cutter. Then I realized I could use a peacock. I used this cutter and cut off the feet. To create the lace look, I airbrushed over a piece of lace. I purchased a six inch piece from Joann's. It's very cheap and it fits perfectly in the stencil genie.
For the dress, I used this cutter. When I was researching flamenco dresses, I saw tons of ruffles. I knew I wanted to add that detail to the cookie. I drew a diagonal line on the right side of the dress and didn't flood that area. I used a 104 flower tip to create the ruffles.
I used a vintage tulip cutter I found at the thrift store to make the rose buds. I cut the points off the top of the tulip to get the bud look. For the open roses, I used a cutter similar to this one.
For the guitars, I started by using a piping tip as my guide to trace a circle onto the guitar. I painted a thin layer of black icing in the circle. Then I outlined the guitar with light brown icing and the neck with dark brown.
Once the brown icing dried, I added the bridge, strings, and the tuning knobs. The airbrushed brown on the edge of the guitar is the finishing touch.