So, when she called to asked me to design and decorate three dozen cookies with a Feng Shui theme to take to one of her meetings, I happily accepted the challenge.
After that conversation, the very next thing I did was log in to my laptop to research what I had just gotten myself into.
I felt like I won the lottery jackpot when I searched and quickly found a site titled "Understanding the Principles of Feng Shui For Dummies"....perfect!
In a nutshell, Feng Shui is about a humans creating an environment that promotes harmony and about how placement of possessions and people affects every situation. It's really deep stuff and honestly I just skimmed for the basics and then moved on to researching applicable images.
I know, dedication at it's finest, right? Hey, I got the gist, but I'm a cookie artist and I love pictures.
I found all kinds of relevant images and I chose to make cookies based on those that seemed most prevalent in the search results. Here's what we went with: koi fish and the yin yang symbol. And, cherry blossoms weren't so much in the Feng Shui category, but I made them because I knew my friend would love them...and they're pink!
I decided to decorate with royal icing and make fondant accents to create some cool 3d effects on these cookies. Yes, it was time-consuming to make all of those fish scales with fondant, but I'm so glad I did it that way.
If I could be in love with cookies, I would definitely be head-over-heels for these koi fish cookies. I hope you all enjoy the pics and I hope Tracy's friends enjoyed their Feng Shui cookies!
|One extra pic of this guy. I loved them all, but this one was my favorite fish!|