Dragonfly Pendant
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 aways. 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 third entry. 
While browsing for inspiration I saw several necklaces with dragonsflies on it - I LOVE dragonflies and just wanted to give it a try. Something rather simple, that highlights the pendant itself.

For the isomalt part I created some drop shaped template out of "Moosgummi" (translation says it is foam rubber or similar, but doesn't look like what I have used). Was too close to the edge, so the Moosgummi deformed when the hot isomalt touched it. Tried to shape the isomalt without any template then - which is not that easy if it is very liquid.

Again I used some leftover random drop to add another little gem to the necklace.

Details are piped in white and colored with some copper dust color.

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Julia M. Usher posted:

So pretty! You really went all-out with this challenge! Congrats!

Thank you, Julia.
Originally I just had one idea in mind, but decided to try different things with isomalt later - just to make sure that at least one idea will work out. Who would have known, that they all would, haha.

I am thoroughly enjoying following your journey through this challenge @GinkgoWerkstatt! I adore this pendant. It has such an artsy, vintage vibe. I am impressed that you were able to mold the isomalt when still fairly liquid and still create such a symmetric shape. I really like that copper metallic color that you used. What dust did you use, exactly?

Bakerloo Station posted:

I am thoroughly enjoying following your journey through this challenge @GinkgoWerkstatt! I adore this pendant. It has such an artsy, vintage vibe. I am impressed that you were able to mold the isomalt when still fairly liquid and still create such a symmetric shape. I really like that copper metallic color that you used. What dust did you use, exactly?

Thank you! That's great to hear ♥

Guess I was lucky with the shape. Took a few tries though.
It's from FunCakes / http://funcakes.nl/ (a company from The Netherlands)

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