Quilled Peacock
Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #33

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The whole peacock is one big transfer, and I messed up placing it on the cookie (off center). But am happy it didn't break! The outer feathers I reinforced with some white icing after the first round, and that helped.



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pip posted:

You made it a transfer!?😳  O my gosh Sonja, you did it again. Simply elegant.       Pip

BTW, how big is the cookie?

Even with a Pico I wouldn't have been able to get this design onto a cookie. It's way to complex, and I'm kind of a perfectionist , so the only way was to make it a transfer.

Since there is extra strength in the stacked lines, I was not worried too much about the interior where the lines touch each other. And the outside feathers, as mentioned above, I just reinforced with white icing. Still had to take extra care when transferring it onto the cookie, as I felt the peacock was with 20cm diameter too large to be held with fingers. I first got it loose with a thin, but quite sturdy piece of plastic and then with that pulled it onto a thin glass from a picture frame (had to be something transparent), then onto the cookie.

Thanks so much for your kind words, @pip ❤️❤️❤️!!!

Sweet Prodigy posted:

You need to put this cookie on top of a cake so that you can charge $500 for it!  The detail work is incredible!!! 

Yeah, thought without the cookie it could be a cake topper, but I don't sell, just enjoy the process . Thanks so very much, Christine @Sweet Prodigy ❤️❤️❤️!

Cookies Fantastique by Carol posted:

AMAZING dear Sonja @swissophie!!! What precision work and gorgeous colors on the peacock. Once again your design makes me say "WOW" ❤️ ❤️

I'm trying to imagine handling the whole peacock transfer...talk about being nervous!!! You always inspire me, my friend

I didn't have to take the transfer into hands... that would have been too risky, as it's about 20cm in diameter. Instead I loosened it with a stiff piece of plastic and slid it onto a thin glass from a picture frame (had to be transparent to see where to place), then onto the cookie.

Thanks a million for your kind words, dear Carol @Cookies Fantastique by Carol ❤️❤️❤️!!!

Cookie Me This ~ Heidi posted:

The quilling effect you have produced is stunning! I am inspired to try something with this technique. Thanks so much for sharing your process of doing it as a transfer. 

Your comment makes me very happy, Heidi @Cookie Me This ~ Heidi ! It's thrilling to know that one's work inspires others to try something new . Thanks so much ❤️❤️❤️!

GinkgoWerkstatt posted:

Transfer... you are crazy!! Haha, but again - and what else would we expect from you - this is an outstanding, fantastic piece full of details and precise work ♥♥♥

Ja, I was afraid someone would finally confirm that suspicion of mine 😂! Thanks so much for the good laugh, dear Anne @GinkgoWerkstatt, and the kind words ❤️❤️❤️!