Christmas Ornament
1 of 5 entries I created for the Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #30

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For the challenge I worked with isomalt. Instead of just one cookie design I planned several different ones. Just in case something goes wrong, haha... let's blame bad experiences with isomalt so far.

My first test was ok, but when working on the cookies the isomalt have been sticky right away. And I am sure it will ruin them quickly. Still don't know how to handle isomalt right (except from making in liquid and getting it into the right shape).

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This is my second entry. 
For this I wanted to create a cookie that you can shake. Baked the cookie tree times (the middle one is a bit thicker) and filled the middle of the upper and lower one with isomalt. Even though there had been bubbles first, they turned out crystal clear later - which was nice.

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Glued together the bottom and the middle to fill it with sprinkles then, followed by attaching the top. Sadly - because the isomalt was sticky - you can't shake the sprinkles. But it looks nice though!

Random isomalt drops have then been used to decorate the ornament. Was just doing it randomly, with no plan in mind, and thought that it really adds a nice wintery feeling.  

 

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For starters, this was a very ambitious second-attempt cookie, and the result is a very beautiful cookie ornament! I am very curious - Why you think you had so many problems with your isomalt being sticky? Do you think that you failed to cook the isomalt to a high enough temperature? Or perhaps you live in a very humid part of the world?

Bakerloo Station posted:

For starters, this was a very ambitious second-attempt cookie, and the result is a very beautiful cookie ornament! I am very curious - Why you think you had so many problems with your isomalt being sticky? Do you think that you failed to cook the isomalt to a high enough temperature? Or perhaps you live in a very humid part of the world?

I always wanted to do something like this and I don't fear challenges, as you learn the most from them, haha.
Good question, but I don't really have an answer for that. Because the first time it just went fine - when doing some random tests.

But yeah, I live directly at the coast and it's often very humid here.  The temperature should have been fine, as I worked with a thermometer.

Meanwhile the isomalt part is completely cloudy and you can just guess what is inside. Other elements (like the dragonfly wings) are still ok though. Not sticky anymore... so no idea why some went wrong and some didn't, as I worked on all the isomalt parts at the same time.

Your idea is perfect.... I also tried to do something similar for the challenge, with terrible results.... Did you put the isomalt direct at the cookie, in the liquid stage? I did this, using the Silpat, but after it turns cold, I tried to take it out of the silpat and the cookie Always come to broke...... How did you do? Tks in advance.

Dani Matos posted:

Your idea is perfect.... I also tried to do something similar for the challenge, with terrible results.... Did you put the isomalt direct at the cookie, in the liquid stage? I did this, using the Silpat, but after it turns cold, I tried to take it out of the silpat and the cookie Always come to broke...... How did you do? Tks in advance.

@Dani MatosYes, I pured the liquid isomalt into the open space of the cookie. With baking paper underneath it. Had no problem with it. Maybe because the isomalt was a bit thicker (just like the cookie) and helped to avoid breaking.

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