This batch was soooo fun to decorate!
The sailboats . . . totally adorable BUT I'm thinking that the scallopy bottomed sails aren't working for me. Just plainly, slightly curved next time. Notice that I remembered to make them reverse images unlike the palm trees and fish. Dang it. I like when the designs are going in opposite directions. I think it makes for a better presentation. Oh well.
The fish . . . to give them mouths or not? I can never decide when I'm doing animals. Sometimes it takes them to the next level of cuteness. Other times they just look silly, in a not cute kind of way. I chose not to give these fishies mouths and they look like they're missing something. Next time, simple, tiny mouths to cuten them up.
The palm trees . . . meh. That about sums it up. Kinda boring looking. They're a nice addition to the collection, but alone they're just not very inspiring (or inspired).
The round cookies . . . LOVE! The tropical flowers were made using Sugarbelle's technique for Hawaiian shirts. They were so easy and fun to do. I love the look. I don't however love the outline that I put around the smaller cookies. They looked much more crisp and clean without it. Thankfully I left the larger ones without the outline.
It's funny. Sometimes when I outline a design at the very end, it's just what the cookie needed and really improves the look. I was expecting the same thing this time. Nope.
I sound pretty negative, don't I? I don't mean to be. It's constructive criticism of my work, given by me! I'm quite pleased with how these came out but I learn something every time and look forward to testing out those lessons.
I'm ready to try this collection again!