Two Aquariums with Goldfish (1x mini and 1x medium)
My entry for the Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #34

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I love animals, I have aquariums and so I came up with the idea that I would make an aquarium for the challenge. Of course, if possible, with light ... The last days here in Germany were incredibly warm and so I pushed the baking further and further back! Fortunately, I still managed to do it! The big aquarium is the first. It made is from cookie dough itself, the fish is from fondant. The plants in the background are also fondant, in the foreground the plants are painted. The "slice" is cast from gelatin and for better support is still a gelatin plate behind it. Unfortunately, the clear view is lost ... The depth effect is difficult to see in the pictures, I think.

The small aquarium, I have simply made of the "leftovers" and made biscuits. The panel of the disc is fondant paper here. The fish also made fondant, the plants painted.P1220996aP1220997aP1230001aP1230014aP1230064a

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Vielen lieben Dank Anne!
Die Beleuchtung ist eigentlich simpel. In dem kleinen Aquarium steckt ein Plastik-Teelicht mit Schalter. Damit es nach vorn etwas leuchtet, habe ich die Frontwand mit den Fischen (oben) nicht bis zur Decke gemacht. So scheint das Licht dort darüber. Bei Tag kaum zu sehen, aber bei Nacht sieht es gut aus. Damit der Schein gut zu sehen ist, habe ich den Fotoapparat aufs Stativ und das Bild bei ISO 400 1/4 s lang belichtet. Hab halt bissel rumgespielt, was am besten aussah. 
Das große Aquarium ist auch mit Plastik-Teelicht von vorn punktuell beleuchtet, damit es in das "Glas" scheint. Ist auf dem Bild nicht zu sehn.
Werde davon noch Bilder hoch laden.
Nochmals Danke, wünsche dir ein schönes Pfingstwochenende! 😘 @GinkgoWerkstatt

What wonderful work dear Gabi @Icingsugarkeks!!! Such creativity by using so many different mediums to create these realistic aquariums. I, too, love animals of all kinds and it's so fun to see you include fish in your work . Such beautiful colors and the lighting behind gives an even more realistic look to your aquariums ❤️. Simply awesome my dear cookie friend ❤️❤️❤️

There were questions about the "lighting".

The lighting is actually simple. In the small aquarium is a plastic tealight with switch. So that it shines somewhat forward, I did not make the front wall with the fish (above) up to the ceiling. So the light shines from inside over it. Barely visible by day, but at night it looks good. So that the shine can be seen well, I exposed the camera to the tripod and the picture at ISO 400 for 1/4 s. I just played around a bit, which looked the best.
The large aquarium is also illuminated with plastic tealight, but from the front, so that it shines into the "glass". Is not visible in the picture.

Here are the pictures from the lights in aquariums:

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There were questions about the "lighting".

The lighting is actually simple. In the small aquarium is a plastic tealight with switch. So that it shines somewhat forward, I did not make the front wall with the fish (above) up to the ceiling. So the light shines from inside over it. Barely visible by day, but at night it looks good. So that the shine can be seen well, I exposed the camera to the tripod and the picture at ISO 400 for 1/4 s. I just played around a bit, which looked the best.
The large aquarium is also illuminated with plastic tealight, but from the front, so that it shines into the "glass". Is not visible in the picture.

Here are the pictures from the lights in aquariums:

P1230046aP1230129a

Thanks for the details about the lighting dear Gabi!! You have incredible knowledge about the technical details associated with cookie art @Icingsugarkeks. Love what you've done here my friend ❤️

This is a fantastic spin on the challenge! Your use of gelatin sheets for the "glass" is terrific. I also found it interesting how you made a cookie frame for the gelatin sheets and then affixed them onto the front of the box, to sort of create a box atop a box! The lighting really pushes this entry over the top. I am wondering if you somehow could have affixed your fish to a translucent gelatin sheet to help the light penetrate better. But I have no idea how much weight those gelatin sheets can support (if any)! Anyway, the overall effect is brilliant. Well done, you!

Oh Christine, Thank you so very much for your kind words!! I really appreciate this !!

The fish "sticks" to the back wall with the plants. The cookie frame is filled with very strong gelatin to create a depth effect and bubbles. Behind it, I have "stapled" the gelatin sheet for a better grip. It sticks to the cast gelatine slice, so to speak. The cookie gelatin frame I have then attached to the "aquarium" with icing.

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This frame is filled with thick gelatin. Unfortunately you can bad see it due to the transparency.  @Bakerloo Station

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