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(Belated) Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #32 NON-ENTRY

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FXMy Cookie Clinic posted:

Manu, These are beautiful and elegant.  I love white on white cookies!

Thank you so much, Joan @My Cookie Clinic! Well the PBP Challenge is always so inspiring and so much fun! Your Bambi cookies (with a monochrome decoration on the neck) could have been a perfect entry!

ACookies Fantastique by Carol posted:

Oh dear Manu, @Manu, this is the first opportunity I've had to take a peek at your gorgeous work with this set...many apologies for being "late to the party" here on CC. I've been buried in a large order (never a complaint...always a pleasure). But I've missed much that has been going on recently.

I absolutely love your approach to creating a set of cookies based on windows you took pictures of while traveling. I, too, have many pictures of ideas that I want to "cookie-fy" some day. The patterns of the windows are so interesting and detailed. Makes it so much fun, doesn't it?! I love your idea of making RI transfers for detailing the patterns of the windows. It worked out incredibly well. Love the effect ❤️❤️❤️

Thank you so much dear Carol! It was so much fun, but I need new glasses! Those patterns were to tiny. I went for the transfers so I avoided to sketch on the cookie. My transfers are usually quite sturdy because I outline them and then flood them with medium consistency ry. So I didn’t have any breakage. And it was nice to “cookie-fu” my memories💕

Oh dear Manu, @Manu, this is the first opportunity I've had to take a peek at your gorgeous work with this set...many apologies for being "late to the party" here on CC. I've been buried in a large order (never a complaint...always a pleasure). But I've missed much that has been going on recently.

I absolutely love your approach to creating a set of cookies based on windows you took pictures of while traveling. I, too, have many pictures of ideas that I want to "cookie-fy" some day. The patterns of the windows are so interesting and detailed. Makes it so much fun, doesn't it?! I love your idea of making RI transfers for detailing the patterns of the windows. It worked out incredibly well. Love the effect ❤️❤️❤️

Heather Bruce Sosa posted:

Nailed it, once again!!! Amazing work of art. So inspiring and beautiful, Manu! Thanks for always sharing the “behind the scenes” which is as challenging as the actual decorating, and a proof that you are human, though with an incredible talent!

Congratulations, dear Manu!❤️

😊 Thank you @Heather Bruce Sosa!  I am definitely human and I need to have my eye tested asap if I want to do something similar again!!! I like talking about the “behind the scenes” and I love to read about them. There are so many stories to tell behind each cookie!

carouselselsel posted:

Amazing, Manu! And those are transfers...wow.

Thank you, Zara @carouselselsel. The transfers were pretty sturdy, by my hands were shaking while trying to put them on the wet flooding. The trick is to wait for the icing to crust. Then they become one thing with the flooding.

Nailed it, once again!!! Amazing work of art. So inspiring and beautiful, Manu! Thanks for always sharing the “behind the scenes” which is as challenging as the actual decorating, and a proof that you are human, though with an incredible talent!

Congratulations, dear Manu!❤️

Icingsugarkeks posted:

WOW Manu, so gorgeous and exactly!!!! Love it all!!!

Thank you, Gabi! So much work sketching! I am glad I didn’t have to think to color combination!

Ryoko ~Cookie Ave. posted:

Oh, those inspired you! wow, how cool.  I take photos but always food....  

Thank you, Ryoko! I am drawn to petternscand geometry... I always forget to take pictures to food... I figure it out when I have already eaten half of the portion!😂😂😂

Ewa Kiszowara MOJE PIERNIKI posted:

Perfect and beautiful, I love these cookies, Manuela ❤️  Inspirations are everywhere

Thank you, Ewa! Exactly, everything around us could be cookie-ed

swissophie posted:

These are so cool, Manu... so well done ❤️❤️❤️!

Thank you, Sonja! It is very hard for me piping small details. I always wonder how could you pipe and be so precise, especially after looking at your work in person (I keep your keepsake cookie jealously!)

One year ago I went to Vietnam and while visiting the Citadel of Hué I took pictures of these windows located along a wall. I liked the different patterns and I was somehow inspired to use them for cookies one day (actually I have been collecting thousands of pictures of places and things which are waiting to be cookie-ed)

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So my non-entry is inspired to the patterns of those windows. Each pattern is a royal icing transfer which I transferred on each cookie few minutes after I flooded them. I sketched each pattern again in a way that they fitted the size of my cookies (I re-centered one and enlarged another one). Re-design them to fit on cookies has been time consuming. I would have liked to make all of them, but some of the patterns were too big or too small to be piped on the cookie and crop them or enlarge them didn’t add interest to the set. So I just picked five (the minimum number required to enter the Challenge), which BTW fitted perfectly in a tray I had home.

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I know I missed the deadline for a few hours, but I had to wait this morning to take a picture! The picture for me is always the real challenge in cookie decorating!!! Anyway, mine is a non-entry and even if the cookies didn’t make it in the “PBP clip set” they will be always tied to this challenge and I am glad to have made them and somehow participated. 

Cookies Inspired to the Patterns Seen in The Citadel of Hué, Vietnam

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