Thank you very much! ^_^ I've discovered that chocolate is way better for drawing curly hair than pencils. And his face was heavily inspired by Elijah Wood's portrayal of Frodo, which was to me perfect. Thank you so much for the praise!
As usual, I'm amazed at what you can do with cookies and chocolate. The shading is pretty cool! I wonder, though - do you look at the cookie and then decide what fits the shape, or do you have an idea and then choose the cookie which shape will fit the most?
I wonder, though - do you look at the cookie and then decide what fits the shape, or do you have an idea and then choose the cookie which shape will fit the most?
Both. That is, when there's an especially round and shapeless piece of leftover dough after flattening, I keep folding and flattening it with a rolling pin until there's a vaguely interesting shape which I look at and think 'Oh look, this can be a tip of a hat/ a horse's head/etc.'. And then I come up with the entire image. I tried planning to draw some Noldorin portraits this Christmas, and failed miserably, as the dough just wouldn't cooperate. So I had a hobbit, a wizard+horse, and two humans for a change.
We do, if Gran doesn't claim them for her collection of memorable cookies, which she usually does. Poor Frodo here is one of the last remaining unclaimed cookies this year, so we're deciding at the moment whether to eat him or not. He'd sure be crunchy.
I doubt she eats them, rather stashes them away to show off to distant relatives and friends... You know how grandmothers can be.
Gingerbread cookies (at least our family's superthin cookies, I don't know about the other recipes) can be kept intact for years if stored in a dry, dark place; but the taste fades after about 5 weeks (starts getting flour-y), two months at the most. Plus they eventually grow rock-hard after several months, and are only good for showing around.