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Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #31

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I would like to point few things regarding those cookies. Those cookies were left overs that I hand cut for my kids, so that is why all the shapes are out of order as well as the base flooding. For some time I wanted to try if there is a way to paint while the icing is still wet. Whit those one, I flooded all of them with white icing, adding colored icing on top. And I had to do it very quickly, as I had only 10 minutes or so to finish before crust starts to form. Once all wet on wet was finished on a cookie, I used very thin paintbrush and with black color I outlined while it is still not set. It was very similar to pulling the needle through the icing. So happy wit that... it is possible

Last night all my cookies were shiny and glossy, this morning it is not so ;( so it might be that my icing was too runny or not mixed properly. 

And some bleeding appeared as well. 

I will attach some photos from the last night... not great quality though.IMG_20181031_165747IMG_20181031_205409IMG_20181101_085430

 

 

  

 

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Lovely - I especially like that you experimented with painting on wet icing and how that worked out! Which parts bled later - the black into the other colors, or the other colors? Just curious. (It looks like the black was relatively stable and the green gave you most trouble, though hard to tell from here.) Thanks!

Julia M. Usher posted:

Lovely - I especially like that you experimented with painting on wet icing and how that worked out! Which parts bled later - the black into the other colors, or the other colors? Just curious. (It looks like the black was relatively stable and the green gave you most trouble, though hard to tell from here.) Thanks!

Thanks! Green colors are the worst (I used light and dark green icing), they bleed into to white base and looks like smudges around the leaves. Red hibiscus color bleed as well... Black paint was stable, I used airbrush liquid color that I am always using when painting on cookies. I am not fond of gel colors. 

  The top-right cookie I did first while the icing was freshly made and mixed. Than I had a brake of an 1 hour or so (went to school to pick up my kids) and afterwards I did the rest...  I am going towards that the color has been separated from the icing and I did not mixed it again. The hibiscus flower was the last one I did, and I think it is the worst.   

Cookies Fantastique by Carol posted:

I love how you used the wet-on-wet technique to create these beautiful flowers @Dragana . Not so sure I would have been as brave to try something this challenging but you've done a great job!!! They have a whimsical look and feel to them which is perfect. Awesome ❤️❤️

Thanks a lot Carol for your nice words. I found inspiration in children's paint by color illustrations. 

Dragana posted:

I would like to point few things regarding those cookies. Those cookies were left overs that I hand cut for my kids, so that is why all the shapes are out of order as well as the base flooding. For some time I wanted to try if there is a way to paint while the icing is still wet. Whit those one, I flooded all of them with white icing, adding colored icing on top. And I had to do it very quickly, as I had only 10 minutes or so to finish before crust starts to form. Once all wet on wet was finished on a cookie, I used very thin paintbrush and with black color I outlined while it is still not set. It was very similar to pulling the needle through the icing. So happy wit that... it is possible

Last night all my cookies were shiny and glossy, this morning it is not so ;( so it might be that my icing was too runny or not mixed properly. 

And some bleeding appeared as well. 

I will attach some photos from the last night... not great quality though.IMG_20181031_165747IMG_20181031_205409IMG_20181101_085430

 

 

  

 

Thank you for all of these great close-up photos! It makes it so much easier to appreciate the tiny details and understand your technique!

I am fascinated by your attempt to paint on the wet icing, which was clearly a success! I would never have thought to try something like that. Would you try doing that agin, or do you think it is just better to paint of the icing after it dries? I might need to do a little experimenting with this myself. Great entry!

Bakerloo Station posted:

I am fascinated by your attempt to paint on the wet icing, which was clearly a success! I would never have thought to try something like that. Would you try doing that agin, or do you think it is just better to paint of the icing after it dries? I might need to do a little experimenting with this myself. Great entry!

Thank you Bakerloo Station! I will definitely try to paint soon enough with my NY cookies. I think it might be great with the landscapes, you may always add a little bit of color and "take it away" with the fresh white icing if needed. I still have to test it little bit more. 

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