Henna cookies part 3

When we do henna cookies, it's a very different way of working. The basic materials and supplies change, the posture changes, and the space changes. So although henna cookies are so much fun to do,  beautiful to look at, and delicious to eat, there are a few things that you may not have considered when you look at these beauties. 

For starters, as a henna artists, your client becomes a cookie. The cookies do not talk back to you, it doesn't move, and is pleased with whatever you do on it, even if it's not your best work. (Ah, sometimes we want this from real clients after a long day's work!)

However, the actual surface area of a cookie is much smaller than a real client's hand. With a smaller surface area, there are a limited number of things that can be done on the actual cookie. Additionally, since the cookie is mostly round, we have to work with that particular space. This is where we get to be creative. While doing mandala designs on cookies would be great, it does get boring too quickly. So, as an artist, we have to figure out a way to be artsy but stay within the refined areas. 

A third thing about henna cookies is the medium with which we are working with. Instead of using henna, we now are using a sugar based icing to decorate the cookie. The consistency of the icing varies from each recipe and also changes according to temperature, humidity,and how much you handle the icing (body heat).  

Although the surface area, materials, medium, consistency, and design flow changes completely when doing henna cookies, they are still one of our favorite services to offer. The sugar cookies are made not  as sweet as a traditional sugar cookie.  This is because the sweetness from the icing balances out the rest of the cookie.