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My second entry for the Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #34

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This is my second entry for the challenge. But it was the one I planned to do first...
While I still love the idea, I am not happy with my result. Too many things went wrong, but I wanted to finish it though. But didn't pay much attention to details and such because of it's failing.


So what went wrong? I didn't kept the thickness of the cookie parts in mind. While I paid attention to the widths and heights, I totally ignored the depth. So that caused a lot of trouble getting everything together and matching somehow. Funnily enough I had planned to just use a 3mm thickness originally... but no idea what I screwed that.

Additionally the cookies did spread. It was the same dough I have used for the "cookie cake" cookie, but here it was a bit more tricky to get everything in shape.

The icing didn't had a good consistency either and... I have no idea what I was thinking when I planned to have royal icing wheels. That's why there is a support under the carriage. Don't think the wheels could hold that weigh.


This might be a much better project for royal icing only!

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Petra Florean posted:

I find it perfect,have to say love it, especially royal icing wheels,and waferpaper details, colours ideal👏👏👏

Sometimes such details add a little bit more charme to a work. Wasn't sure how to do the curtains first, but luckily remembered that I have some wafer paper.

GinkgoWerkstatt posted:

This is my second entry for the challenge. But it was the one I planned to do first...
While I still love the idea, I am not happy with my result. Too many things went wrong, but I wanted to finish it though. But didn't pay much attention to details and such because of it's failing.


So what went wrong? I didn't kept the thickness of the cookie parts in mind. While I paid attention to the widths and heights, I totally ignored the depth. So that caused a lot of trouble getting everything together and matching somehow. Funnily enough I had planned to just use a 3mm thickness originally... but no idea what I screwed that.

Additionally the cookies did spread. It was the same dough I have used for the "cookie cake" cookie, but here it was a bit more tricky to get everything in shape.

The icing didn't had a good consistency either and... I have no idea what I was thinking when I planned to have royal icing wheels. That's why there is a support under the carriage. Don't think the wheels could hold that weigh.


This might be a much better project for royal icing only!

kutsche_2

 

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Thank you so much for sharing all of your personal trials with this project! I had to chuckle a little about your very self-aware comments!

OK, so I know we are our own worst critics, but I definitely think you are way too hard on yourself bout this one, @GinkgoWerkstatt! I think this is a brilliant addition to the challenge. This required a very complex plan and template, and while you forgot to make accommodations for the depth of your cookie pieces, you managed to make it work. Just looking at the finished product, one would have no idea you encountered so many problems. I really like the delicate look of your royal icing transfer wheels. Perhaps if you ever repeated this project, you could make a small cookie support to place under the carriage that would be narrow enough that it would not be seen? I think you would need to do that even if you made wheels of cookies or some other sturdier material. Anyway, I could go on and on- about how the corners and seams of your carriage are super neat and clean, and overall, this is just a delightful carriage, but I think you get it! I say, "Brava! Well done!"

Ashlee McCabe posted:

Beautiful! I would never have guessed anything went "wrong" if you hadn't said so . The details on the wheels and curtains are just gorgeous. 

If someone would take a really close look (like judges at a competition or so) there would be sooo many flaws, haha.
But glad you like it! Thank you ♥

Bakerloo Station posted:

OK, so I know we are our own worst critics, but I definitely think you are way too hard on yourself bout this one, @GinkgoWerkstatt! I think this is a brilliant addition to the challenge. This required a very complex plan and template, and while you forgot to make accommodations for the depth of your cookie pieces, you managed to make it work. Just looking at the finished product, one would have no idea you encountered so many problems. I really like the delicate look of your royal icing transfer wheels. Perhaps if you ever repeated this project, you could make a small cookie support to place under the carriage that would be narrow enough that it would not be seen? I think you would need to do that even if you made wheels of cookies or some other sturdier material. Anyway, I could go on and on- about how the corners and seams of your carriage are super neat and clean, and overall, this is just a delightful carriage, but I think you get it! I say, "Brava! Well done!"

Hahaha... I am even worse. People can be happy that I am not a judge anywhere... they would hate me!  But yeah... if I have something in mind and it doesn't turn out that way I am never happy. Good thing is I usually know what went wrong and can work on it the next time.

Working on the template nearly drove me crazy as I never was 100% certain that I had kept everything in mind.
I think that cookie or fondant wheels could work.. maybe even thicker icing versions as the carriage isn't THAT heavy. Just my version was just a bit too fragile and I was running out of time to get it finished. Otherwise I would have tried different wheels.

Yes, thank you so much! For your kind words and for challenging us all the time ♥ ♥
I don't do much with cookies these days, but always looking forward for these challenges!

Icingsugarkeks posted:

Oh Wow, oh Wow!!!! Der Wagen ist absolut Atemberaubend, zuckersüß, exakt und fein gearbeitet und in den Farben der Hammer!!! Mir gefällt, dass die Fenster unten abgerundet sind! Die Räder - der Wahnsinn!!!! Gratuliere zu diesem Werk!!! ❤️😘  @GinkgoWerkstatt

Eigentlich sollten da noch mehr Details dran, aber nun ja... da ich selbst nicht so zufrieden war, hab ich es eher dezent dekoriert. Freut mich, dass dir die Kutsche gefällt ♥

Incredible work dear Elke  @GinkgoWerkstatt!! I love all the details on this carriage. It's the attention to detail that makes the difference from really good cookie art to fabulous cookie art!!!

So creative and I really like the color combination with the punched frosting sheets you've used as "draperies" inside the carriage . The wheels are wonderfully designed!! Again, it's that attention to detail. This is just gorgeous work dear Elke ❤️❤️❤️

Cookies Fantastique by Carol posted:

Incredible work dear Elke  @GinkgoWerkstatt!! I love all the details on this carriage. It's the attention to detail that makes the difference from really good cookie art to fabulous cookie art!!!

So creative and I really like the color combination with the punched frosting sheets you've used as "draperies" inside the carriage . The wheels are wonderfully designed!! Again, it's that attention to detail. This is just gorgeous work dear Elke ❤️❤️❤️

Thank you very much for your lovely words! @Cookies Fantastique by Carol ♥♥

Colorwise I wanted to have something older looking, not too bright or colorful. Originally I also wanted to add highlights with gold, but totally forgot about that.

(pshh.. btw it's Anne not Elke *giggle*)

Rachel Haynes Sweet posted:

That is the coolest cake box.   Would love to see your pattern of how you cut out the pieces and assembled.   Thank you so much for sharing!

Aww, thanks a lot for your kind words @Rachel Haynes Sweet !! ♥
Basically it have been a lot of rectangle paper pieces (some with windows, some with rounded corner) that I have used as templates. I place them over the dough and cut them with a knife.

Each side of the carriage ist one bigger cookie, while the others have all kind of different sizes to match their position. Sadly I don't have any photo of the templates I used.

Just in the first comment you can see some steps of the creation.

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