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The round cookie (which is another cookie variation of my recent tutorial inspired by the previous "lace" challenge) is decorated with quilled wafer paper leaves, flowers, and a stem (a stripe inserted in the space between the two cookie rings that make up the embroidery hoop).
Wafer Paper Flowers: I painted the wafer paper and cut out some flowers with a craft puncher. I was able to bend and give a bud shape to the flower by keeping it over the steam of boiling water enough time to dampen and "model" it without breakage. By the time I quick shaped it, it got dry and kept the shape (that's why I prefer steam to water). I then assembled the three pieces by glueing them with corn syrup. I piped a drop of royal icing in the center of the flower and added nonpareils. 

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The other four cookies are simply decorated with handpainted stripes of wafer paper made flexible by dampening it with the "steam technique" so again I could roll them around the cookie bobbins without breaking them. I glued them to the cookie with touches of corn syrup.

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This is a non-entry, but still a way to take part to the challenge and have fun!

PBP Challenge #22 |Manu

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Teresa Pękul posted:

Oryginalna praca, bardzo mi się podoba  

Dzięki, Teresa!

Ryoko ~Cookie Ave. posted:

I love this set!  I am going to definitely make your embroidery hoop cookies for Mother's Day!!!  this year. 

Thank you, Ryoko, can't wait!

carouselselsel posted:

This is so beatiful, Manu!

Thank you, Zara!

 

Bakerloo Station posted:

This is just as pretty as your other embroidery hoops, and those spools of "thread" are so, so clever!  Those teeny tiny wafer paper flowers are amazing!

Thank you, Christine! You put seeds and then ideas keeps growing. 

pip posted:

Oh my gosh, she even made the bobbins!, was my first thought when I saw this amazing cookie.   It's wonderful Manu, simply wonderful. 

Pip

Thank you so much, pip, and I used two cutters to make the bobbins, they aren't hand-cut cookies! 

To make bobbins you need a square cookie cutter and a cake cookie cutter to cut notches into the sides of the square cutout.

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Sweet Prodigy - Christine posted:

So wonderfully done, Manu. And now you've got me wondering if I can do a transparent mesh grid  with royal icing...

Yes, sure, if there is somebody who has the perfect piping skills and can do that it is you! You are the one who makes this delicate kind of transfers.

My handpiped grids are awful, so SugarVeil was just perfect for what I had in mind and especially for the monogram on the transparent grid.

 So, can't wait to see the outcome!

 

Dear Manu,

These cookies are so amazing I can't find enough words to describe my appreciation. Very creative, very unique, very celever, very artistic... 

I already ordered Sugarveil needlepoint mat, can't wait to try this set of cookies. 

Thanks for sharing them with us ❤️❤️❤️

La Shay by Ferda Ozcan posted:

Dear Manu,

These cookies are so amazing I can't find enough words to describe my appreciation. Very creative, very unique, very celever, very artistic... 

I already ordered Sugarveil needlepoint mat, can't wait to try this set of cookies. 

Thanks for sharing them with us ❤️❤️❤️

Thank you, Ferda, once I am inspired by something  ideas keep developing and practice makes perfect, as you can also see from the demo photo of the bobbins that I took today where I used a square cutter that was a little big bigger than the one I used in the set and makes the difference in the proportions.

My biggest fear is to "spam" with the same kind of cookies. I like the idea that I have inspired you instead.

Cookies Fantastique by Carol posted:

Beautiful design Manu!! Great set and your attention to detail is always so well done

Thank you Carol, you are always kind. 

P.S. Did you see the discolored peony in the corner?

Manu posted:
Cookies Fantastique by Carol posted:

Beautiful design Manu!! Great set and your attention to detail is always so well done

Thank you Carol, you are always kind. 

P.S. Did you see the discolored peony in the corner?

No, I hadn't noticed the discolored peony! It doesn't look discolored to me...it's a very pretty soft pink. I love your idea of steaming the wafer paper. It never crossed my mind to shape the paper that way but it's perfect!!!! Awesome idea and result

The creation of your bobbin cookie is ingenious! I love it and so simple to make with cookie cutters and flower fondant punch that I already have. I also love your idea of using 2 cookie "rings"  glued together with a strip of colored wafer paper that's been steamed. Such creative thinking Manu! Love it so much . Thank you for all the detail in the explanation and pictures of the project. That's always super helpful ♥♥.

@Cookies Fantastique by Carol

The peony is almost dried and almost white, but it made its part for the staging. The picture is an important part of this ephimeral cookie art because the cookies keep "living" through pics.

The two cookie rings just fit one into another, like the ring and the round cookie in my latest tutorial. The "micro" gap between them allows room for the Sugarveil lace, like it happens for the fabric in a real embroidery hoop. Actually here there was some more room to insert the wafer paper stripe (which is the stem that keeps togheter all the flower of the floral wreath), but the ring cookies were already glued togheter with some thick royal icing and the wafer paper stripe wasn't steamed otherwise it would have been hard to insert it in the gap.

I've found that steaming the wafer paper to make the flowers, the leaves, and the "threads" was just great and better than using water, because it allows to make the wafer paper flexible without making the mistake of adding too much water and dissolve it.

swissophie posted:

What a beautiful set, Manu! The flowers are absolutely gorgeous! And your tutorial, with all those brilliant pics, is awesome as always <3 !

Thank you, Sonja ❤

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