great inspiration, my sister and I set out on a quest:
To make Togainu/Lamento cookies!!
To start things off, sis made Shiki, Akira, Bardo and Rai. I made Konoe, Asato, Motomi(OSSAN♥) and Gunzi.
First thing's first, is the template. I printed out official images (from the artbook for Togainu no Chi and from youpon's Liner note for Lamento), improvised on the missing edges (because they didn't draw the full heads for the Togainu no Chi characters) and cut their heads out.
I feel like a murderer .___.
The dough is from a basic sugar cookie recipe. It can be Googled easily.
Next, we rolled out some dough and placed the heads on it before cutting their shapes with sharp knives (Children are not allowed to do this, HAH).
Lifting the template off, we can check whether the shape's alright. (Akira~~~♥)
The casts' oily faces when we're done with them :(
On baking paper, we placed them in the baking tray to be baked. The reason why their papers are so separated was because we cut them out to prevent having to touch the dough.
Working with the dough was tough, because they had to be cold and hardened before sticking them into the oven. If the dough was too warm when cutting them out, they would melt too.
Sticking them into the oven WITH OUR DYING WILLS!!
The cast baking in the oven D: Now that's hot *shot*
Baked!! Left them to cool for a while♥
Moar cookies cooling down.
Time for the chocolate part♥ Ahhh, the chocolate which we melted ages ago have hardened. D:
That's better♥ This techinique is called double-boiling.
At first, we tried using the piping technique, but the chocolate would dry up really quickly, being away from the warm water. So, we settled for toothpicks.
Asato, my first completed piece♥♥♥♥♥ He's eating a fish♥♥♥♥
LOL Using toothpicks and chocolate was a lot like using dip pens, something I was used to.
I never had chocolate as a medium before though XD
Konoe♥♥♥ I'm so sorry, it doesn't really look like him ORZ
OSSAN, I'M SORRY I MADE YOUR FACE MESSY
Gunzi♥♥ He was fun to do♥♥♥♥ Look, he's eating chocolate, drawn with chocolate! *shot*
My sis went on and did the rest. We were fighting over who gets to do Akira and Shiki XDDD
She's very proud of her Bardo. XD He looks so yummy, considering the fact that he had the most chocolate on him XDDD
There was extra dough, so we made some sakura and starry shaped ones. There was a rectangle, which I immediately went and drew this. :B
Togainu no Chi cast, assemble!!
Lamento cast, assemble!!
Akira~~~~, you dropped your tag~~~
Summary of me when decorating:
Sis: Not losing your patience?
Sis needed a massage after that. The torture we subject our necks to all the time.
Ahhh, in the end, I doubt we're gonna eat them. Yes, they're very delicious in more ways than one, but we couldn't eat them just yet. T^T They're now in a container in my room.
We did however, have fun with the leftovers:
We should be studying, and yet we always find a way to procrastinate. ORZ