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Stars | Sweet Prodigy

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I love creating unique colours for my cookies. For this set I combined Wilton's kelly green with royal blue to make a custom teal colour. I then added some purple to tone down the teal colour. Normally, I would use pink but I wanted to try using purple (which has pink in it) to give the colour just a bit more dimension. I then added varying amounts of white to create all of the different shades that you see. The attached photo shows a close-up of one of the cookies.

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carouselselsel posted:

Another perfection, Christine! Stunning! And the colours are so cool, love that teal of yours. Do you or someone else ever eat those cookies??!!!

Of course! One of the reasons I pipe so many stringwork cookies is so that they will be second nature to me (it's all about practice). While I view many of my cookies as inedible art (that just happens to be made with food ingredients) I like the fact that I can whip up some quick and easy stringwork cookies. This particular set is edible and was a gift for Marta Torres aka The Cookie Lab. She was in Toronto to teach this past weekend and I was lucky enough to attend one of her classes...oh, and I have about half a dozen "rejected" cookies left over that have patterns that didn't make the cut, so I guess someone will just have to eat them! 

Christine, these are so fun!! I love the colors you've used. You know, I tried a few times to recreate your technique of stringwork piping...I failed miserably! How are you able to achieve such a flat surface without a build up in the center where the piped lines cross??? That's got to be tricky...anyway, I love these stars so much . Hugs ♥

Ryoko ~Cookie Ave. posted:

Christine, you are going to attend Marta's class, that's really lucky and I envy you~~.  What you make is just "wow!!" to me.  

Hi Ryoko, Marta's class was this past weekend. I made her cookie with the teddy bears fishing and her girl with the red and white stripped dress and the big sunglasses. The class was a lot of fun and I learned quite a bit but I also felt like a beginner cookier because there were so many techniques that I had never tried. I'm glad I took the class as it really got me out of my comfort zone, and I now have new techniques that I can incorporate into my cookies. 

Cookies Fantastique by Carol posted:

Christine, these are so fun!! I love the colors you've used. You know, I tried a few times to recreate your technique of stringwork piping...I failed miserably! How are you able to achieve such a flat surface without a build up in the center where the piped lines cross??? That's got to be tricky...anyway, I love these stars so much . Hugs ♥

Hi Carol, that's right, I'd forgotten about the buildup. A lot of that relates to how the line you are piping has crossed previous lines. You want the line you are piping to be flat and level (but not too level) so that all lines are built up equally. In other words, don't make your lines look like hills and valleys. Failing that, you can always gently tap the center down after each pass.  

Sweet Prodigy - Christine posted:
Ryoko ~Cookie Ave. posted:

Christine, you are going to attend Marta's class, that's really lucky and I envy you~~.  What you make is just "wow!!" to me.  

Hi Ryoko, Marta's class was this past weekend. I made her cookie with the teddy bears fishing and her girl with the red and white stripped dress and the big sunglasses. The class was a lot of fun and I learned quite a bit but I also felt like a beginner cookier because there were so many techniques that I had never tried. I'm glad I took the class as it really got me out of my comfort zone, and I now have new techniques that I can incorporate into my cookies. 

I really really envyyyyyy you!

 

Sweet Prodigy - Christine posted:
Cookies Fantastique by Carol posted:

Christine, these are so fun!! I love the colors you've used. You know, I tried a few times to recreate your technique of stringwork piping...I failed miserably! How are you able to achieve such a flat surface without a build up in the center where the piped lines cross??? That's got to be tricky...anyway, I love these stars so much . Hugs ♥

Hi Carol, that's right, I'd forgotten about the buildup. A lot of that relates to how the line you are piping has crossed previous lines. You want the line you are piping to be flat and level (but not too level) so that all lines are built up equally. In other words, don't make your lines look like hills and valleys. Failing that, you can always gently tap the center down after each pass.  

Hi! Thank you for the tips on how to do this technique.  You are such an expert . Hope all is well  

Sweet Prodigy - Christine posted:
carouselselsel posted:

Another perfection, Christine! Stunning! And the colours are so cool, love that teal of yours. Do you or someone else ever eat those cookies??!!!

Of course! One of the reasons I pipe so many stringwork cookies is so that they will be second nature to me (it's all about practice). While I view many of my cookies as inedible art (that just happens to be made with food ingredients) I like the fact that I can whip up some quick and easy stringwork cookies. This particular set is edible and was a gift for Marta Torres aka The Cookie Lab. She was in Toronto to teach this past weekend and I was lucky enough to attend one of her classes...oh, and I have about half a dozen "rejected" cookies left over that have patterns that didn't make the cut, so I guess someone will just have to eat them! 

Lucky them, I wish I was there to try them too And I wish I was there to attend Marta Torres's class too. I would attend your class too I like stringwork so much, I feel it is one of my things too and I know I am to try one day...when I'm brave enough

Sweet perfection! My usual comment for your cookies! And the colors are fantastic! I would stare at them mesmerized for hours.

Such a thoughtful present for Marta. Did you have fun at the class? Did you have the chance to meet any CC fellow cookier? 

carouselselsel posted:
Sweet Prodigy - Christine posted:
carouselselsel posted:

Another perfection, Christine! Stunning! And the colours are so cool, love that teal of yours. Do you or someone else ever eat those cookies??!!!

Of course! One of the reasons I pipe so many stringwork cookies is so that they will be second nature to me (it's all about practice). While I view many of my cookies as inedible art (that just happens to be made with food ingredients) I like the fact that I can whip up some quick and easy stringwork cookies. This particular set is edible and was a gift for Marta Torres aka The Cookie Lab. She was in Toronto to teach this past weekend and I was lucky enough to attend one of her classes...oh, and I have about half a dozen "rejected" cookies left over that have patterns that didn't make the cut, so I guess someone will just have to eat them! 

Lucky them, I wish I was there to try them too And I wish I was there to attend Marta Torres's class too. I would attend your class too I like stringwork so much, I feel it is one of my things too and I know I am to try one day...when I'm brave enough

That's how I felt about making the cookies in Marta's class. Then I made the coookies and I know I can make more. Piping one line (even if it's wobbly) is better than piping no lines at all.  

Sweet Prodigy - Christine posted:
carouselselsel posted:
Sweet Prodigy - Christine posted:
carouselselsel posted:

Another perfection, Christine! Stunning! And the colours are so cool, love that teal of yours. Do you or someone else ever eat those cookies??!!!

Of course! One of the reasons I pipe so many stringwork cookies is so that they will be second nature to me (it's all about practice). While I view many of my cookies as inedible art (that just happens to be made with food ingredients) I like the fact that I can whip up some quick and easy stringwork cookies. This particular set is edible and was a gift for Marta Torres aka The Cookie Lab. She was in Toronto to teach this past weekend and I was lucky enough to attend one of her classes...oh, and I have about half a dozen "rejected" cookies left over that have patterns that didn't make the cut, so I guess someone will just have to eat them! 

Lucky them, I wish I was there to try them too And I wish I was there to attend Marta Torres's class too. I would attend your class too I like stringwork so much, I feel it is one of my things too and I know I am to try one day...when I'm brave enough

That's how I felt about making the cookies in Marta's class. Then I made the coookies and I know I can make more. Piping one line (even if it's wobbly) is better than piping no lines at all.  

Thanks for the encourigement!

Manu posted:

Sweet perfection! My usual comment for your cookies! And the colors are fantastic! I would stare at them mesmerized for hours.

Such a thoughtful present for Marta. Did you have fun at the class? Did you have the chance to meet any CC fellow cookier? 

Thank you Manu. The class was definitely a lot of fun and it was really great to be able to meet fellow cookiers @Frost Me Beautiful@Frosted Flour Co.@Emma's Sweets@Le Monnier du Biscuit and @Stacie Bennett in person. Marta taught us many invaluable techniques and I definitely learned a lot.

Also, I was able to see many of her cookie creations in person and I have to say that the photographs do not do them justice. The colours, the depth - they are like beautiful porcelain works of art. She is definitely a master of her work and is fortunate to travel the world teaching her craft. I would highly recommend attending one of her classes if you get the chance! 

Sweet Prodigy - Christine posted:
Manu posted:

Sweet perfection! My usual comment for your cookies! And the colors are fantastic! I would stare at them mesmerized for hours.

Such a thoughtful present for Marta. Did you have fun at the class? Did you have the chance to meet any CC fellow cookier? 

Thank you Manu. The class was definitely a lot of fun and it was really great to be able to meet fellow cookiers @Frost Me Beautiful@Frosted Flour Co.@Emma's Sweets@Le Monnier du Biscuit and @Stacie Bennett in person. Marta taught us many invaluable techniques and I definitely learned a lot.

Also, I was able to see many of her cookie creations in person and I have to say that the photographs do not do them justice. The colours, the depth - they are like beautiful porcelain works of art. She is definitely a master of her work and is fortunate to travel the world teaching her craft. I would highly recommend attending one of her classes if you get the chance! 

I did attended her class last October when she passed by Milan. The class project was "Lady Alberta". It was nice to see some of her cookies in person. 

 And what a nice experience for you to meet also those many fellow cookiers on top of attending her class! You had a mini cookie con.

Anyway, writing this comment was another chance to stare at your beautiful work!

Anne Bodeman Widga posted:

I would love to see a tutorial showing where one starts and the sequence of piping lines to end up with this incredible pattern. I've never seen anything that intrigued me so! They're incredible!

I'm glad you like them, Anne. One day I shall put together a tutorial. 

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