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IMG_20171111_191604_302Mr. Badger_4_sonja_galmadMr. Badger_briefcase_walking_stick_sonja_galmad_kl Mr. Badger stands 17cm tall. His body was created with 5 separate pieces of molded and modeled gingerbread (main body is hollow), and further modeled with very stiff royal icing, and over piped. The pince-nez glasses are made of Isomalt, his feathered friends, the leather briefcase, hat, tree stump, gourds and pumpkins molded and overpiped with RI as well.

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Every once in a while, something comes along that's so good you're at a loss for the right words to describe it. While most of us are still trying to create something like this in 2D, here you've gone ahead and mastered it in 3D. How on earth did you pipe the sweater under his right arm??? How did you do any of this? How long did this take to create? (This was not a 3 day project.) Beyond incredible, Sonja!!!

P.S. your bio still reads "dabbler" you need to change it to "da Vinci."

Oh sweet Sonja,  this is beyond amazing!! I look at the detail and am awed by your creative mind and the designs you turn into reality through the use of cookies,  icing and all things edible. 

You're incredibly talented and so very patient in your work.  No detail is to small or difficult... unbelievable work!!! I love this new creation of yours ❤❤❤

Sweet Prodigy - Christine posted:

Every once in a while, something comes along that's so good you're at a loss for the right words to describe it. While most of us are still trying to create something like this in 2D, here you've gone ahead and mastered it in 3D. How on earth did you pipe the sweater under his right arm??? How did you do any of this? How long did this take to create? (This was not a 3 day project.) Beyond incredible, Sonja!!!

P.S. your bio still reads "dabbler" you need to change it to "da Vinci."

Christine,  you've articulated my thoughts on Sonja's work so well!  I, too, am blown away by Sonja's skill.  

Sweet Prodigy - Christine posted:

Every once in a while, something comes along that's so good you're at a loss for the right words to describe it. While most of us are still trying to create something like this in 2D, here you've gone ahead and mastered it in 3D. How on earth did you pipe the sweater under his right arm??? How did you do any of this? How long did this take to create? (This was not a 3 day project.) Beyond incredible, Sonja!!!

P.S. your bio still reads "dabbler" you need to change it to "da Vinci."

Well, am kind of at a loss for words now as well, dear Christine, just blushing away . Thanks so much for such a glowing comment  ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ !

I piped the stitches under the arms (and on the sides of the body, where they would be covered by the arms)  before I attached them to the body. The challenging part was to tie these stitches together with the stitches on the body. 

For the body, incl. head and legs, I formed a basic shape with aluminum foil,  and then baked the cookie on this much like is done with spheres in the cookier world.  The arms I modeled, and the feet are a heart cookie with shortened tip. Then I used stiff icing to model the more detailed body features, and piped the finest details.

And no, it wasn't a 3-day project. It took many weekends. I knew it would take long from the start, so the first problem that had to be solved was the icing. Mine always starts crystalizing after a couple of days, noticeable only when one pipes very fine detail like the stitches.  What I did then - ***and this might help some of you, who like to do time consuming projects*** -  I colored enough icing, let it sit for a day for the color to settle, then wrapped it in small portions in seran wrap, and put it in the freezer. It defrost quite fast like this, and I was able to take some out whenever I needed, with the same color and same consistency as in the beginning of the project.

I still love Dabbler better than the other two, but will change it for you to decent (never could compare my skills with those of da Vinci )

Thanks again a million, Christine!!!

Aproned Artist posted:

Unbelievable! It’s all impressive, but the “leather” parts are crazy. The texture, the folds - I’d never guess it was icing.

Yes, I'm happy how that briefcase turned out .  Thanks so much for your kind comment ❤️!

Cookies Fantastique by Carol posted:

Oh sweet Sonja,  this is beyond amazing!! I look at the detail and am awed by your creative mind and the designs you turn into reality through the use of cookies,  icing and all things edible. 

You're incredibly talented and so very patient in your work.  No detail is to small or difficult... unbelievable work!!! I love this new creation of yours ❤❤❤

Thank you so very much for your kind words, dear Carol ❤️❤️❤️! There were quite a few challenges with this project, but finding ways to solve them brings me pleasure .  I'm very happy that you like the outcome .

Queen Bee Cookies posted:

The best from the best. God bless your creative hands. I adore your work and deeply enjoying each your crazy creative work dear Sonja😘

Thank you so much for such a sweet comment, dear Suzan ❤️❤️❤️!

Marimen posted:

I  have tried yo described my impression or my feelings about this project but I have no words..I am in shock

You are an Artist.. ARTIST 

Oh, you are so sweet, Marimen ! Thank you sooo much for your wonderful comment ❤️❤️❤️!

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