Mirrograph Cookie
Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #30

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The past few months I haven’t been able to do but a couple of cookies. During that time I played a lot with an app called Mirrograph 2, though. This is a cookiefied version of one of the many Mirrograph mandalas I made. Below I will post a few progression pics. The first one is the original Mirrograph pic, and the second one a rendition with Inkscape, a vector program. The rest are pics of the piping and filling progression with Isomalt.

 

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Ryoko ~Cookie Ave. posted:

Hi Sonja.  I knew you were going to make something very beautiful and perfect.  I was looking forward to your entry.    This is more than I imagined.    I wish I could see it in my hand.  💕💕💕💕💕

Hi Ryoko, and I just admired your isomalt ice block . It looks so real! Thanks so much for your kind words 😘❤️. It felt good, finally to do cookies again. 

Manu posted:

Wow, Sonja! Thanks for sharing the passages... so inspired!

Thank you so much, Manu 😘! I really enjoyed making this one, although it took me a while to get back into it. Forgot how finicky Isomalt can be. And the filling of tiny openings with RI, oh my! It'll take practice again...

GinkgoWerkstatt posted:

After doing a few isomalt cookie I admire your isomalt skills even more! Just another great/fantastic/awesome work from you!! ♥ ♥

Thanks so much, Anne! Just went to look for your Isomalt work, and all of them are just great, especially that dragonfly ❤️! It takes a while to get used to working with isomalt, but it pays off ...

Elke Hoelzle posted:

Oh my goodness. It is hard to understand this is a cookie, because of the perfection and the beauty of it!

Thanks for your kind words, Elke ❣️ Am happy you like it 😁!

Julia M. Usher posted:

Pretty! So is it one big transfer - with inner part filled with isomalt and rest filled with icing? 

Thank you, Julia (also for improving my tagging!) ❣️

Yes, that's it...one big transfer, since I'm not good at piping exact patterns "freehand". And a Pico wouldn't do it either for so much detail. The cookie is only backing the outer, monochrome part (filled with icing only), leaving light to shine through the inner part (filled with both icing and Isomalt)

Thanks again!

This is not possible Sonja.  I'm dumbfounded.   How did you apply the isomalt?  The areas are so tiny.         It would never occur to me to create a cookie from such a complex design.   Every phase can stand on it's own.  Simply spellbinding.        Pip

pip posted:

This is not possible Sonja.  I'm dumbfounded.   How did you apply the isomalt?  The areas are so tiny.         It would never occur to me to create a cookie from such a complex design.   Every phase can stand on it's own.  Simply spellbinding.        Pip

Thanks so much, Pip, for yet another uplifting comment 😊❣️ The Isomalt is applied into royal icing openings with the scribe tool, drop by drop, or a pin, if the openings are real tight. For that it must have just the right temperature, so it can still be transported (hang on to the needle long enough) to the spot needed and flow into the tiny corners... Thanks again 😊😘!

So, in short, my mind is blown. From the apps that you used to create your own template, to your pin technique for transferring minuscule amounts of isomalt, to your piping the intricate border pattern, you have left me speechless. I think I have more in reading through your comments to this entry than I have in the last year of cookieing! Brava, brava!

Cookies Fantastique by Carol posted:

Oh how fabulous dear Sonja!! @swissophie . I love every bit of this artistic masterpiece. Better yet, it's truly wonderful to see another post from you...I've missed you bunches. Hugs...❤️❤️❤️

Thanks so much, my dear Carol ❤️❤️❤️! It feels wonderful to finally being able to do again what I love most ! Hugs back at you !

Bakerloo Station posted:

So, in short, my mind is blown. From the apps that you used to create your own template, to your pin technique for transferring minuscule amounts of isomalt, to your piping the intricate border pattern, you have left me speechless. I think I have more in reading through your comments to this entry than I have in the last year of cookieing! Brava, brava!

Thanks a lot for your kind words, Christine @Bakerloo Station! They really mean a lot to me.

I learned quite a  bit myself doing this. It took me a while to get it somewhat right with the new setup I have. I piped that interior 4 times. At first I made it too thin, and the lines started breaking when I was filling in the hot isomalt, then a corner broke off on a finished one, and one started to buckle from the humidity after a couple of days (forgot to protect it with spray). I ended up filling in parts with RI and doubling the lines to strengthen the whole thing. I'll yet have to find out, though, how I can fill in again single piping layers (like I did with the butterfly suncatcher) with this new setup.

Thanks again so much ❤️!!!

Sweet Prodigy posted:

Amazing work, Sonja  ... but I still don't know how you do it 

Thank you, Christine 😊❣️ I think you can do this, once you play around with Isomalt a bit. You're a genius and could figure it out, plus you have the calm and patience of a saint 😁.

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