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 ❤️❤️❤️!

I am almost speechless. Almost.

This is absolutely brilliant. The design is just stunning. I am blown away by the fact that this is a transfer. I would love to know exactly how you reinforced the outer feathers with the white royal icing, and whether to placed the transfer onto freshly-flooded cookie, or if the base icing was already dried. IF the base coat of icing was already dry, then did you mere affix the transfer with dabs of royal icing here and there (if so, I cannot see them!). Finally, can I just say I am in love with the border on this cookie. It is absolutely gorgeous and could not compliment the peacock any better. What a spectacular addition to the challenge!

swissophie posted:
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 ❤️❤️❤️!!!

Thank you for the detailed explanation of how  you transfered the peacock to the cookie . Still, I would have been super nervous. LOL...Hugs ❤️❤️

Bakerloo Station posted:

I am almost speechless. Almost.

This is absolutely brilliant. The design is just stunning. I am blown away by the fact that this is a transfer. I would love to know exactly how you reinforced the outer feathers with the white royal icing, and whether to placed the transfer onto freshly-flooded cookie, or if the base icing was already dried. IF the base coat of icing was already dry, then did you mere affix the transfer with dabs of royal icing here and there (if so, I cannot see them!). Finally, can I just say I am in love with the border on this cookie. It is absolutely gorgeous and could not compliment the peacock any better. What a spectacular addition to the challenge!

Thank you so very much for such a kind comment, Christine @Bakerloo Station!

After the first level of piped lines, I've added white flood consistency icing between the lines of the outer feathers. Zooming into the bottom right one shows this.

I've placed the transfer onto dried icing with dabs of icing underneath the reinforced outer feathers. They can't be seen because the reinforcements have enough icing area to cover them.

Thanks again very much ❤️❤️❤️!

swissophie posted:
Bakerloo Station posted:

I am almost speechless. Almost.

This is absolutely brilliant. The design is just stunning. I am blown away by the fact that this is a transfer. I would love to know exactly how you reinforced the outer feathers with the white royal icing, and whether to placed the transfer onto freshly-flooded cookie, or if the base icing was already dried. IF the base coat of icing was already dry, then did you mere affix the transfer with dabs of royal icing here and there (if so, I cannot see them!). Finally, can I just say I am in love with the border on this cookie. It is absolutely gorgeous and could not compliment the peacock any better. What a spectacular addition to the challenge!

Thank you so very much for such a kind comment, Christine @Bakerloo Station!

After the first level of piped lines, I've added white flood consistency icing between the lines of the outer feathers. Zooming into the bottom right one shows this.

I've placed the transfer onto dried icing with dabs of icing underneath the reinforced outer feathers. They can't be seen because the reinforcements have enough icing area to cover them.

Thanks again very much ❤️❤️❤️!

Just brilliant.

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