Haniela's: ~ Celtic Cross Cookies ~

Saturday, July 24, 2010

~ Celtic Cross Cookies ~


CREDIT: CELTIC CROSS
I made these for  friends of ours, they are having  Christening of their son,  and they wanted some simple Celtic Crosses. I don't have a celtic cross cutter, and wasn't able to find  one that I liked in time so once again I hand cut these cookies using a simple plastic cookie cutter template that I made.
Image to the left served as my inspiration as well as a template model. It worked out perfectly. I was very pleased how they baked, considering they were hand cut.
I made 22 of these, they are about 3.5 x 2.5 inches.
How to Make Cookie Cutter Template using plastic sheets -Simple, Fast and Easy






My biggest issue  when decorating these was to achieve somewhat balanced  spacing between the  arms, I know it may seem easy but actually it was a little challenging for me. I'm always learning new techniques. My initial goal was to create a cross that would look like a pendant, I have to say I'm pretty happy how they turned out. I tried to keep them simple and meaningful, after all they are for a very special occasion.

 I decided to add a Shamrock  to my design to emphasized on the Irish tradition, Shamrock is a symbol of Ireland. I also added  a monogram of the baby's name to balance two designs.



An Irish Blessing 
May the road rise to meet you,
may the wind be always at your back,
may the sun shine warm upon your face,
the rains fall soft upon your fields and,
until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.



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8 comments:

  1. Beautiful work, as always, Haniela... and thanks for the lovely blessing...

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  2. Hana - I almost cried when I saw them. They are breathtakingly beautiful. I can't thank you enough - R

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  3. Haniela, you are amazing! Every time i think i've seen the best of your works, you'll surprise me with more! These are so beautifully piped! I loved it!

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  4. These are just gorgeous!!! Beautiful work as always Haniela!

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  5. Hani! You always give me inspiring ideas! I am doing a vintage circus theme for Lola's 2nd birthday. Do you have any in the archives?

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  6. Thank so much ladies,Glad you like these. I was pretty happy how they turned out too.

    Laci, you could do so many things, it would be fun to make stripped hats, or popcorn, tent, cute elephants, you could even make lions. On the elephants you could write 2. Very simple would be balloons, in different colors, make them on the stick and arrange them in the festive bowl.

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  7. I meant striped not stripped.:-)

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