Stringwork Xmas Tree
Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #26

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I wanted to try this technique for a long time and this was the right moment. My inspiration is @Sweet Prodigy - Christine 's perfection and her straght lines and geometrical shapes. I adore her style and I know I have much to learn. I enjoyed making this set so much, it is now one of my faves, but it was also the harderst one I did so far. I did not expect it to be that hard I made so many lines, because, as usual I made everything double so that I can practice. So now I have my hand, my wrist, my arm, my back, my neck, and...my bottom hurt from all this piping Christine, thank you for your help and support, I hope you are satisfied with my interpretation of your unique style and I hope you all like my late Xmas set!

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Wow! Very impressive Zara. Your lines are so straight. I love the whole concept of this tree - how the pieces are arranged and the different patterns on each cookie!  How long did it take you to create this?

I am honoured that you chose me for your inspiration and I hope that you will keep experimenting with more stringwork patterns.

P.S. I hear that a few delicious cookies will help cure those aches and pains! 

Sweet Prodigy - Christine posted:

Wow! Very impressive Zara. Your lines are so straight. I love the whole concept of this tree - how the pieces are arranged and the different patterns on each cookie!  How long did it take you to create this?

I am honoured that you chose me for your inspiration and I hope that you will keep experimenting with more stringwork patterns.

P.S. I hear that a few delicious cookies will help cure those aches and pains! 

Thank you, Christine! @Sweet Prodigy - Christine I'm so happy you like my set!

I worked all night last night and today with almost no sleep (but I had the cookies baked before Xmas ). I was in a hurry to finish before the deadline, it was after I published I realized the deadline is extended It's too much work for such a short time but I'm happy I did it! 

Now I'm going to have some cookie cure for sure!

Thank you again, Chrsitine! Keep on inspire me/us! 

Oh Zara, you are so good at piping!!! and very patient to do those lines.  I also asked Christine how I could make straight lines and I practiced (but not enough) but I could never achieved.  After 10 lines I got exhausted.  

Great!!!  You rock. 

Ryoko ~Cookie Ave. posted:

Oh Zara, you are so good at piping!!! and very patient to do those lines.  I also asked Christine how I could make straight lines and I practiced (but not enough) but I could never achieved.  After 10 lines I got exhausted.  

Great!!!  You rock. 

Thank you, Ryoko! Wish I had your patience with isomalt.

GinkgoWerkstatt posted:

These look great! Did you plan the patterns before you started or did you just decide spontaneously what to do next?

Thank you @GinkgoWerkstatt I do this technique for the first time so when I started I totally did it spontaneously because I didn't know what I am doing. After few tries I started to plan my patterns. 

carouselselsel posted:
GinkgoWerkstatt posted:

These look great! Did you plan the patterns before you started or did you just decide spontaneously what to do next?

Thank you @GinkgoWerkstatt I do this technique for the first time so when I started I totally did it spontaneously because I didn't know what I am doing. After few tries I started to plan my patterns. 

Zara @carouselselsel that's how many of my designs are created - spontaneously! Most times I have no idea how a new pattern will turn out until it's completed. And every once in a while, I'm pleasantly surprised! ☺

Sweet Prodigy - Christine posted:
carouselselsel posted:
GinkgoWerkstatt posted:

These look great! Did you plan the patterns before you started or did you just decide spontaneously what to do next?

Thank you @GinkgoWerkstatt I do this technique for the first time so when I started I totally did it spontaneously because I didn't know what I am doing. After few tries I started to plan my patterns. 

Zara @carouselselsel that's how many of my designs are created - spontaneously! Most times I have no idea how a new pattern will turn out until it's completed. And every once in a while, I'm pleasantly surprised! ☺

I like it like that, Christine! @Sweet Prodigy - Christine It brings a little change, because it is good sometimes just to follow the 'flow' and not to plan things/designs. And you are right - most of the times when I do so, I am pleasantly surprised.  

I'm definately going to give your technique another try sometimes Thanks again for being so supportive!

carouselselsel posted:
Sweet Prodigy - Christine posted:
carouselselsel posted:
GinkgoWerkstatt posted:

These look great! Did you plan the patterns before you started or did you just decide spontaneously what to do next?

Thank you @GinkgoWerkstatt I do this technique for the first time so when I started I totally did it spontaneously because I didn't know what I am doing. After few tries I started to plan my patterns. 

Zara @carouselselsel that's how many of my designs are created - spontaneously! Most times I have no idea how a new pattern will turn out until it's completed. And every once in a while, I'm pleasantly surprised! ☺

I like it like that, Christine! @Sweet Prodigy - Christine It brings a little change, because it is good sometimes just to follow the 'flow' and not to plan things/designs. And you are right - most of the times when I do so, I am pleasantly surprised.  

I'm definately going to give your technique another try sometimes Thanks again for being so supportive!

Anytime! 

Bakerloo Station posted:

This is a wonderful entry to the challenge!  I could recognize @Sweet Prodigy - Christine's style immediately! I love the tone-on-tone greens, the mixing of patterns, and the artful arrangement of the cookies into the Christmas Tree array.  This is obviously a very carefully thought-out and executed entry.  Outstanding!

Thank you very much, Christine @Bakerloo Station. It was such a great experience for me.

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