A Quiet Christmas Celebration
Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #31 - Wet-on-Wet

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This wet on wet thing is really not my gig. I feel rather clumsy at it but have done my best. My desire for paining and shading and tweaking each thing about each cookie is just abandoned for the simplicity of this technique. I believe some are just equipped with a magic wand to go with their bag of tricks. I did find some faint success in the Christmas tree (although if I did 50 more I might have mastered it better) and in the snow covered Christmas trees in the landscape, but I decided to show you my work. It's far from perfect (even as I have practiced) but my respect for those who do this technique with flare and panash, has grown even more. Thanks for the great challange, Christine!

I LOVE that despite the fact that you have been finding this technique challenging, Kim, you keep on trying! I find that with wet-on-wet a couple of mindsets are crucial: First, you have to have a very clear plan for your design before you ever put icing to cookie, and second, you have to work quickly to execute your plan. I suspect that one of your difficulties is that your style as an artist is more deliberative and thoughtful, and more art-as-you-go, where you can adjust each detail based on what you created minutes before. As you have probably figured out, this is NOT something you have the luxury of doing when working in wet-on-wet. All that said, however, I think this is a delightful set of cookies. Your Christmas tree marbling pattern is very intricate and lovely, and I really like that mountain scene. It looks like you had some bleeding issues with your snowmen, which is always a big risk when using black on white, but I think those problems could be corrected with a thicker flood icing. Overall, this is a great entry - you are way too hard on yourself! 

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I LOVE that despite the fact that you have been finding this technique challenging, Kim, you keep on trying! I find that with wet-on-wet a couple of mindsets are crucial: First, you have to have a very clear plan for your design before you ever put icing to cookie, and second, you have to work quickly to execute your plan. I suspect that one of your difficulties is that your style as an artist is more deliberative and thoughtful, and more art-as-you-go, where you can adjust each detail based on what you created minutes before. As you have probably figured out, this is NOT something you have the luxury of doing when working in wet-on-wet. All that said, however, I think this is a delightful set of cookies. Your Christmas tree marbling pattern is very intricate and lovely, and I really like that mountain scene. It looks like you had some bleeding issues with your snowmen, which is always a big risk when using black on white, but I think those problems could be corrected with a thicker flood icing. Overall, this is a great entry - you are way too hard on yourself! 

I agree, clear plan, only limited tweaking allowed and I have also learned the black needs to develop (and not just have been made). There are definitely perks to going back and painting bold colors after the white has hardened. But the value of what I have learned (I think you mentioned in the challenge) which is time saving. Even if I only go back and add details, I will have a huge head start if I do wet on wet first. Thanks for the added pointers and kind words, christine!

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