New Year 2016 Celebration
Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #14

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The numbers are Royal Icing Transfers so that they float somewhat above the surface of the cookie. The black is hand-painted on as a background. The clock is made from edible ink printed on a frosting sheet then attached to the cookie with corn syrup. I hand cut the hands and attached them with royal icing and a sugar pearl so that they stand out like regular clock hands. The New Years -Time Square ball is made out of fondant. I made a form from aluminum foil in a half-sphere and wrapped it in plastic wrap, then cut a circle out of fondant and formed it over the foil. I also hand cut each triangle out of fondant. When they were both dry I used royal icing to attach the triangles to the half-sphere. That was then attached to the cookie with royal icing and allowed to dry. I hand-painted it with Silver Foilage luster dust, then added a layer of purple disco dust before placing a sugar pearl on the center of each triangle. The champagne glasses are made out of isomalt, the microwavable stick kind, and hand formed. I made a second set and lined them with plastic wrap. I made the champagne from unflavored gelatin mixed with 4 different luster dust colors and poured it into the second plastic lined set. I allowed that to dry so that I could put it in the isomalt without issue (the first set I did I didn’t let the gelatin dry enough and it caused my isomalt to crystalize on the outside and frost over so that it was no longer clear). The bubbles for the champagne are sugar pearls.  The small gold orbs in the photo are sixlets.

Hi, Kelcy! These cookies are really great, but two clarifications are needed for the challenge:

1. Per challenge rules, at least one of the cookies in the set needs to use 4 or more media/techniques. Can you tell us which of the four cookies has the 4 media/techniques, and also list those techniques? The latter is also a requirement of the challenge.

2. You entered this same set of cookies into the challenge twice, but we only allow one entry of the same cookies, so I am deleting the other side view from the challenge clip set.

Thanks!

Hi Kelcy!  I will reiterate what Julia said. You need to have at least one cookie that uses at least four techniques to qualify for the challenge.  Could you please state which cookie that is and which 4 or more techniques were used?

For Clarification: The first cookie with the champagne glasses uses the following techniques:

  • sprinkles, dragées, or other storebought candies (the bubbles on top of the champagne candy)
  • homemade candy, such as melted clear mints, sugar syrup boiled to various stages, modeling chocolate, etc. (homemade gelatin candy as champagne in the glasses)
  • isomalt (the glasses- hand formed, not molded)
  • luster dusts (albeit within the homemade candy)
  • painted areas or elements, using extended dusts or food coloring (the background behind the glasses painted with black food coloring and a food safe brush)

This is five of the required techniques. 

The large New Year Ball also uses a hand painted background, although less artistic as it's solid the whole way around. Additionally there is fondant, luster dust, and dragees on it as well. 

Julia M. Usher posted:

Hi, Kelcy! These cookies are really great, but two clarifications are needed for the challenge:

1. Per challenge rules, at least one of the cookies in the set needs to use 4 or more media/techniques. Can you tell us which of the four cookies has the 4 media/techniques, and also list those techniques? The latter is also a requirement of the challenge.

2. You entered this same set of cookies into the challenge twice, but we only allow one entry of the same cookies, so I am deleting the other side view from the challenge clip set.

Thanks!

Thanks, I've added a comment with clarification. I apologize for not including the cookies with at least 4 techniques in my initial comment. I also did not mean to enter the same set twice. Thanks for deleting the second one. 

Kelcy Workman posted:
Julia M. Usher posted:

Hi, Kelcy! These cookies are really great, but two clarifications are needed for the challenge:

1. Per challenge rules, at least one of the cookies in the set needs to use 4 or more media/techniques. Can you tell us which of the four cookies has the 4 media/techniques, and also list those techniques? The latter is also a requirement of the challenge.

2. You entered this same set of cookies into the challenge twice, but we only allow one entry of the same cookies, so I am deleting the other side view from the challenge clip set.

Thanks!

Thanks, I've added a comment with clarification. I apologize for not including the cookies with at least 4 techniques in my initial comment. I also did not mean to enter the same set twice. Thanks for deleting the second one. 

Super, thanks. I thought that one had many techniques on it, but since this statement is required as part of the challenge, I needed to ask!  Thanks again!

welllllllllllllllllllll  justttttt damnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!  isosmalt?  whooooooweeeeeee  and bravo   touche   splendid      i had isomalt and couldn't do squat with it      it got lumpy    i was po'd for purchasing it      just really angry about buying it!   i had clear and gold       okay  from what ive typed so far      i ask     what do you think happened to the isomalt    if you chose     trashed    you get    a crashing  crescendo        o  i thought of the sticks    butttttttttttttt      im too po'd   hahahhaaaaaa              those glasses are well done     i came back to look because i thought they were props       wellllllllllllllllllll just damn to you!!!!!!!!!!!!   hahahahhaaaa

i am so very interested in your use of isomalt    i had the nibs  which i already said i tossed     i re-read your comment/s and see that yours got cloudy too   i thought i wasn't doing it correctly        i hae to find out how to get a bigger view of your entry   why?  cuz i can't make out the details you describe      do i have to ?  hahahhaaaaaaa    well no  not really   but i am sooooooooo taken by your entry   use of techniques           going to get my water canon!    hahahaaaaaaaaaaa

donaharrisburg posted:

i am so very interested in your use of isomalt    i had the nibs  which i already said i tossed     i re-read your comment/s and see that yours got cloudy too   i thought i wasn't doing it correctly        i hae to find out how to get a bigger view of your entry   why?  cuz i can't make out the details you describe      do i have to ?  hahahhaaaaaaa    well no  not really   but i am sooooooooo taken by your entry   use of techniques           going to get my water canon!    hahahaaaaaaaaaaa

wait  wait   i forgottttttttttt    what brand isomalt do you have     i had   ahem   cake play   i think    i purchased on amazon   from a business that was selling them   upon arrival   it had cake play label on it     i was  huhhhhhhhh     searched for more info on how to use   and   bah!          

donaharrisburg posted:
donaharrisburg posted:

i am so very interested in your use of isomalt    i had the nibs  which i already said i tossed     i re-read your comment/s and see that yours got cloudy too   i thought i wasn't doing it correctly        i hae to find out how to get a bigger view of your entry   why?  cuz i can't make out the details you describe      do i have to ?  hahahhaaaaaaa    well no  not really   but i am sooooooooo taken by your entry   use of techniques           going to get my water canon!    hahahaaaaaaaaaaa

wait  wait   i forgottttttttttt    what brand isomalt do you have     i had   ahem   cake play   i think    i purchased on amazon   from a business that was selling them   upon arrival   it had cake play label on it     i was  huhhhhhhhh     searched for more info on how to use   and   bah!          

I used Get Sassie SassieShotz pre-cooked and colored Isomalt Sticks. 

Fernwood Cookie posted:

I like that we both had the idea to make New Year's champagne glasses with isomalt. You handle that stuff way better than me!

This is the first time I've EVER used it. I tend to just get an idea and then try it and I find that works way better for me than trying to plan stuff out for a long time and over thinking it. I picked up the isomalt sticks from a cookier exchange this summer and I finally got brave enough to try it!

Fernwood Cookie posted:

I like that we both had the idea to make New Year's champagne glasses with isomalt. You handle that stuff way better than me!

fern    i love your entry   you did very well           

Kelcy Workman posted:
donaharrisburg posted:
donaharrisburg posted:

i am so very interested in your use of isomalt    i had the nibs  which i already said i tossed     i re-read your comment/s and see that yours got cloudy too   i thought i wasn't doing it correctly        i hae to find out how to get a bigger view of your entry   why?  cuz i can't make out the details you describe      do i have to ?  hahahhaaaaaaa    well no  not really   but i am sooooooooo taken by your entry   use of techniques           going to get my water canon!    hahahaaaaaaaaaaa

wait  wait   i forgottttttttttt    what brand isomalt do you have     i had   ahem   cake play   i think    i purchased on amazon   from a business that was selling them   upon arrival   it had cake play label on it     i was  huhhhhhhhh     searched for more info on how to use   and   bah!          

I used Get Sassie SassieShotz pre-cooked and colored Isomalt Sticks. 

havent heard of them     making note  of name   i suppose its on amazon?    id have to go online anyway           hope it isnt too pricey    cuz  i spent too much for what i got     i swear it was shown as 16 ozs   but i got 7 oz pkgs       yesssssssss    i twisted my neck and coiled up like the great asp that took down cleo!     hahahaaaaaaaaaaa    sssssssssssssss ssssssssssssss         what i dont know is if you used nibs   and if you did   what is so diffenet with using sticks instead of nibs        i crunched them down to see if i could get better results      that didnt happen         lol    i love the use of isomalt     bravo to you and fernwood        hope i remember to come back to see if you comment         im sorry    i dont me to bother you        have a beautiful year 

ive looked for sassie but only saw colored sticks         well   ill look again    not sure i want to put out anymore money      that mess i bought  almssot splattered  on the walls floor   table   utensils   frig    yep    i was like a damn volcano     mt etna     Vesuvius     explosion!    lol    bravoooooooooooo on your entry

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