Butterfly Metamorphosis
Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #24

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Oh Sonja, You've done it again!!! These are amazing, incredibly creative,  beautifully decorated,  awesome attention to detail, and at the same time absolutely adorable... I  love them all

You are not only one phenomenal cookie artist but also one of the kindest and thoughtful people I know....hugs ♡♡♡

carouselselsel posted:

Oh Sonja, this is stunning!!! SO brill, look at that little snail!!! How did you do that out of RI?! And the isomalt turtle, and painted haster are amazing!

Thanks a lot, Zara  ❤️ ! I wanted to add a comment above and add a couple more pics, but got distracted. So I'm adding them below. One was this close-up of the snail, and yes, it is piped of royal icing. An extremely fun thing to do :

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For me the big challenge was not to find something that fit in that butterfly shape, but to stop thinking about it ! My mind loves puzzles, and wouldn't let me sleep that first night! I ended up jotting down 19 ideas . I also wanted to add this front view of the turtle, since it shows the dimensions a bit better:

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Cookies Fantastique by Carol posted:

Oh Sonja, You've done it again!!! These are amazing, incredibly creative,  beautifully decorated,  awesome attention to detail, and at the same time absolutely adorable... I  love them all

You are not only one phenomenal cookie artist but also one of the kindest and thoughtful people I know....hugs ♡♡♡

Thank you so much, Carol! I'm really happy you like them! The painting was quite a challenge for me, as I've never done it before, except for some simple background and strokes. The royal icing absorbs the food coloring very fast, so one has not much time to blend. But I'm quite satisfied with this first attempt, and weren't it for this challenge, I probably wouldn't have given it a try for a long time, if at all. So thanks for thinking of and putting together this awesome challenge, Christine @Bakerloo Station

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Sweet Prodigy - Christine posted:

Wow! Everything is so incredible, but those pebbles under the frog look like a photograph. How on earth did you do them?

Thanks a lot, Christine! It's my first real hand painting on RI . I just tried a couple of pebbles on a scrap cookie, and was really surprised at how they turned out. From there it was just adding one pebble after the other. They didn't always turn out the way I wanted them form wise. But it's a start

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carouselselsel posted:

Oh Sonja, this is stunning!!! SO brill, look at that little snail!!! How did you do that out of RI?! And the isomalt turtle, and painted haster are amazing!

Thanks a lot, Zara  ❤️ ! I wanted to add a comment above and add a couple more pics, but got distracted. So I'm adding them below. One was this close-up of the snail, and yes, it is piped of royal icing. An extremely fun thing to do :

snail_sonja_wm_xkl_galmad

For me the big challenge was not to find something that fit in that butterfly shape, but to stop thinking about it ! My mind loves puzzles, and wouldn't let me sleep that first night! I ended up jotting down 19 ideas . I also wanted to add this front view of the turtle, since it shows the dimensions a bit better:

turtle_front_view_wm_xkl_sonja_galmad

As I said this is just amazing!!! But I still can not figure out how you did that cute little buddy A tuto one day maybe? As for the shape and the ideas - I also have lots, but don't have your talent to implement them It is really umbelievable that you paint for the firt time, you sure got tons of talent!!!

carouselselsel posted:

As I said this is just amazing!!! But I still can not figure out how you did that cute little buddy A tuto one day maybe? As for the shape and the ideas - I also have lots, but don't have your talent to implement them It is really umbelievable that you paint for the firt time, you sure got tons of talent!!!

Thanks again, dear Zara ! It's not that difficult to pipe miniatures. You just need to find the right RI consistency to do so. It has to be able to hold shape and become smooth, when you work on it with a lightly moist brush. For that snail I piped first the body, and then added the shell, one segment at the time, letting them dry over a bit in between. Then of course let the finished form dry totally before you paint it. Just give it a try with some leftover icing. It's really fun to play with it like this, and you will get the hang of it . Thanks again!!!

Fabiana posted:

Querida amiga te superas con cada nuevo trabajo !! Eres de otro planeta !! Ojalá puedas hacer un tuto pronto !!

Thank you very much for such a kind comment, sweet friend ! I had troubles with the translation of your last sentence. Google Translate said "move", but I think you mean a tutorial, right? Thanks again, Fabiana <3!!!

What an amazing entry!  These designs are just inspired, Sonja.  I am also in awe over the textures and dimensions you achieved with these.That turtle looks like enamel work, not a cookie! And that tiny snail... I am smitten. 

Bakerloo Station posted:

What an amazing entry!  These designs are just inspired, Sonja.  I am also in awe over the textures and dimensions you achieved with these.That turtle looks like enamel work, not a cookie! And that tiny snail... I am smitten. 

Thanks a lot for such kind words, Christine, and for thinking of and putting together this awesome challenge! It helped me to finally pick up the brush .

Sonja,  I don't know how I missed this one.  It's absolutlely classic Sonja.  Somehow it's not surprising that you  perfectly painted the cookie for the first time.  And of course, your three dimensonal work is wonderful.  

Ok, so we have a beautiful enamled turtle that could be reproduced by a Jewler into an exquisite pin, (wouldn't I like that!), a fabulous frog that loves snails, or probably vice versa, and an adorable fat cheeked hampster. What a terrific interpretation of the challenge!

     Pip

pip posted:

Sonja,  I don't know how I missed this one.  It's absolutlely classic Sonja.  Somehow it's not surprising that you  perfectly painted the cookie for the first time.  And of course, your three dimensonal work is wonderful.  

Ok, so we have a beautiful enamled turtle that could be reproduced by a Jewler into an exquisite pin, (wouldn't I like that!), a fabulous frog that loves snails, or probably vice versa, and an adorable fat cheeked hampster. What a terrific interpretation of the challenge!

     Pip

Oh, Pip, you make my day ! Thanks ever so much for such a terrific comment ❤️❤️❤️! Am very happy you like my critters ! Thanks again, and I wish you a most wonderful weekend!

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