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Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #16

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I love this SO MUCH!  Not only do I like that you made a million roses, but the whole scene is AMAZING.  I love the splash of background color in the upper left corner, and that little vase on the table is brilliant.  (Is it isomalt?) And then... the fact that this is a PUZZLE!  So many great things going on here!

carouselselsel posted:

OMG, this is AMAZING! I love it!

Marimen posted:

I really love the set.

LisaF posted:

this is just delightful!

Thank you so much! Your comments are rewarding.

Bakerloo Station posted:

I love this SO MUCH!  Not only do I like that you made a million roses, but the whole scene is AMAZING.  I love the splash of background color in the upper left corner, and that little vase on the table is brilliant.  (Is it isomalt?) And then... the fact that this is a PUZZLE!  So many great things going on here!

Thank you, Christine! At the beginning the idea was to put the three cookies (climbing roses, roses in vase and wreath) on a paper with the black and white sketch. Then I thought the white paper could have been a huge A4 cookie. And then came the idea of the puzzle, as thinking of flooding an A4 surface did scare me. Although making a puzzle wasn't easier! And once I sketched on the cookies, and tried the roses on black and white, I thought to add some color on the background behind roses, as the challenge is all about roses. The vase is made of jelly... It is an experiment. Isomalt or melted candy would work better, I will try soon.

I don't know if I would have ever learn to pipe roses if it wasn't for this challenge... thank you.

Kay's Sweet Cookie posted:

Love the artistry, love the puzzle, and I really love the inclusion of the pictures of your process! Well done!!!!!!!

Thank you so much, Kay.

Cookie Connection's community keeps inspiring me and including pictures of the process is a way to give back something.

swissophie posted:

So you did get them just the right size . Absolutely spectacular, Manu!!! Your roses are perfect!

 

Thank you so much!

, yes, Sonja, I finally got them the right size: 101 the bunch of roses and 101S the climbing roses. I wanted the 101 less open, like in a real bunch of roses, and that was quite hard! No problem with the 101S on the climbing bush. I should have added more leaves though.

Laegwen posted:

OMG, this is so amazing! The idea alone is worth a million, and the execution is flawless. Bravo!

Thank you, Leoni. Now I have royal icing roses everywhere at home!

Cookies Fantastique by Carol posted:

Really pretty Manu . I love the design of the set, the bistro look always makes me think of Europe!

Thank you, Carol. Yes, tipycal garden in Italy or France...

 

Cookie Celebration LLC posted:

Really fantastic idea and execution Manu!  I love this puzzle set!  The roses look SO real!

Thank you so much, Diane. A lot of "practice"! For each rose in the vase there are at least 5 roses leftovers. The smaller climbing roses were much more easier as I didn't have to worry if the were too opened.

Manu, when you say the vase is made of jelly do you mean the gelatin mixture that bakers use to make bubbles for their cakes?  They paint the gelatin mixture onto a tiny balloon and when it's dry they pop the ballon and remove it from the now hardened bubble.  Am I making any sense?  (Oops! I think I heard a collective "No!")

This is a remarkable creation. 

Pip

Ahimsa Custom Cakes posted:

Manu, you continue to outdo yourself. So beautiful 

Thank you, Kristi, for the nice compliment. Glad you liked it! These Challenges are inspiring

pip posted:

Manu, when you say the vase is made of jelly do you mean the gelatin mixture that bakers use to make bubbles for their cakes?  They paint the gelatin mixture onto a tiny balloon and when it's dry they pop the ballon and remove it from the now hardened bubble.  Am I making any sense?  (Oops! I think I heard a collective "No!")

This is a remarkable creation. 

Pip

Absolutely a collective yes! Do you remember the "Flower Dome" by An_Coro last month? She said in the comments that it was made of "gelatin". So I searched the YouTube for a tutorial because I just wanted to learn the technique, you never know.

I thought to use the idea for a vase, so I covered the end of a rolling pin with a film and painted on it with jelly. Once it had hardened I removed it and painted with gel food colors. That's it.

http://cookieconnection.juliau...com/clip/flower-dome

And thank you, you are always kind

Sweet Prodigy posted:

I agree with Carol. I immediately thought of a bistro in Europe. This set is filled with so much character and old world charm! Excellent work! 

Thank you , Christine.

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