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Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #28 - Tutorial by Aproned Artist

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Hi, everyone! Maybe I'm the last one to enter into this month's challenge. I like all of the tutorials posted on the site, but I decided to choose a tutorial by @Aproned Artist. I admire her cookies and I love the idea of this particular set. Here's a link to her lovely tutorial - http://cookieconnection.juliau...-artist-wedding-ring . Thank you, Samantha! 
I did this design my way, because following someone else's steps always makes me nervous and the final result is not satisfying. I did not even read the text (Oops! Sorry!)  but that's because the pictures are so detailed and everything is understandable just by looking at them ♥ First of all, I made the rings - about 6 of them and they all broke except for one - the one I used on the cookie. I noticed that when they are bigger than a semicircle, they broke, cause the ring slightly narrows when you go more than necessary and when you try to remove it, it breaks. I really hate working with easy breakable elements on my cookies and maybe that's the first time I'm using such a fragile element so this was a challenge to me. Fortunately, it turned out well at the end. I didn't make the impression with a cookie cutter, I just hand painted a square with a paintbrush. I covered the sides the exact same way Samantha shows in her photos. The next steps are the same as hers, it's just that I first outlined the circles and then attached the ring to the cookie. It really didn't turn out as puffy as hers because my outlining icing was thinner and I didn't let it dry for a while. Everything I did next is absolutely the same. Working with isomalt is familiar to me, but I used it in a silicone mold for the first time. Anyway, no problems here, it's just that my "stone" didn't turn out so shiny because of the silicone so I glazed it with a touch of glycerin. Store bought gelatin diamonds could be an alternative for someone who doesn't want to work with isomalt. So that's it, hope you guys like it! 

Cookieland posted:

Hi, everyone! Maybe I'm the last one to enter into this month's challenge. I like all of the tutorials posted on the site, but I decided to choose a tutorial by @Aproned Artist. I admire her cookies and I love the idea of this particular set. Here's a link to her lovely tutorial - http://cookieconnection.juliau...-artist-wedding-ring . Thank you, Samantha! 
I did this design my way, because following someone else's steps always makes me nervous and the final result is not satisfying. I did not even read the text (Oops! Sorry!)  but that's because the pictures are so detailed and everything is understandable just by looking at them ♥ First of all, I made the rings - about 6 of them and they all broke except for one - the one I used on the cookie. I noticed that when they are bigger than a semicircle, they broke, cause the ring slightly narrows when you go more than necessary and when you try to remove it, it breaks. I really hate working with easy breakable elements on my cookies and maybe that's the first time I'm using such a fragile element so this was a challenge to me. Fortunately, it turned out well at the end. I didn't make the impression with a cookie cutter, I just hand painted a square with a paintbrush. I covered the sides the exact same way Samantha shows in her photos. The next steps are the same as hers, it's just that I first outlined the circles and then attached the ring to the cookie. It really didn't turn out as puffy as hers because my outlining icing was thinner and I didn't let it dry for a while. Everything I did next is absolutely the same. Working with isomalt is familiar to me, but I used it in a silicone mold for the first time. Anyway, no problems here, it's just that my "stone" didn't turn out so shiny because of the silicone so I glazed it with a touch of glycerin. Store bought gelatin diamonds could be an alternative for someone who doesn't want to work with isomalt. So that's it, hope you guys like it! 

It looks amazing!

You make a good point about the ring transfers; I should have clarified that they need to be slightly less than a full semicircle in the instructions. I probably made 30 transfers and broke 10 so they’re definitely fragile!

You did a fantastic job. Thanks for giving it a go.

Aproned Artist posted:
Cookieland posted:

Hi, everyone! Maybe I'm the last one to enter into this month's challenge. I like all of the tutorials posted on the site, but I decided to choose a tutorial by @Aproned Artist. I admire her cookies and I love the idea of this particular set. Here's a link to her lovely tutorial - http://cookieconnection.juliau...-artist-wedding-ring . Thank you, Samantha! 
I did this design my way, because following someone else's steps always makes me nervous and the final result is not satisfying. I did not even read the text (Oops! Sorry!)  but that's because the pictures are so detailed and everything is understandable just by looking at them ♥ First of all, I made the rings - about 6 of them and they all broke except for one - the one I used on the cookie. I noticed that when they are bigger than a semicircle, they broke, cause the ring slightly narrows when you go more than necessary and when you try to remove it, it breaks. I really hate working with easy breakable elements on my cookies and maybe that's the first time I'm using such a fragile element so this was a challenge to me. Fortunately, it turned out well at the end. I didn't make the impression with a cookie cutter, I just hand painted a square with a paintbrush. I covered the sides the exact same way Samantha shows in her photos. The next steps are the same as hers, it's just that I first outlined the circles and then attached the ring to the cookie. It really didn't turn out as puffy as hers because my outlining icing was thinner and I didn't let it dry for a while. Everything I did next is absolutely the same. Working with isomalt is familiar to me, but I used it in a silicone mold for the first time. Anyway, no problems here, it's just that my "stone" didn't turn out so shiny because of the silicone so I glazed it with a touch of glycerin. Store bought gelatin diamonds could be an alternative for someone who doesn't want to work with isomalt. So that's it, hope you guys like it! 

It looks amazing!

You make a good point about the ring transfers; I should have clarified that they need to be slightly less than a full semicircle in the instructions. I probably made 30 transfers and broke 10 so they’re definitely fragile!

You did a fantastic job. Thanks for giving it a go.

It's always SO helpful to me when people try my recipes and tutorials and share their experiences with me. They often point out tips I overlooked or took for granted, and sometimes easier ways to do the same thing. So, I imagine all of our tutorialists here are learning as much as those who entered - kudos to @Bakerloo Station for making this challenge truly a two-way learning process!

Incredible!  When I first saw this tutorial, I thought it was so incredibly cool, and your submission is every bit as impressive!  I cannot believe you created this cookie without reading the written tutorial instructions (though you might want to give a try sometime - the instructions are quite excellent!). That said, the pictures included with this tutorial are brilliant on their own. I love how you shared every detail about your experience with us. You would NEVER guess that you had issues with the ring royal icing transfers or the isomalt.  The result is, shall we say... "flawless."  

Aproned Artist posted:
Cookieland posted:

Hi, everyone! Maybe I'm the last one to enter into this month's challenge. I like all of the tutorials posted on the site, but I decided to choose a tutorial by @Aproned Artist. I admire her cookies and I love the idea of this particular set. Here's a link to her lovely tutorial - http://cookieconnection.juliau...-artist-wedding-ring . Thank you, Samantha! 
I did this design my way, because following someone else's steps always makes me nervous and the final result is not satisfying. I did not even read the text (Oops! Sorry!)  but that's because the pictures are so detailed and everything is understandable just by looking at them ♥ First of all, I made the rings - about 6 of them and they all broke except for one - the one I used on the cookie. I noticed that when they are bigger than a semicircle, they broke, cause the ring slightly narrows when you go more than necessary and when you try to remove it, it breaks. I really hate working with easy breakable elements on my cookies and maybe that's the first time I'm using such a fragile element so this was a challenge to me. Fortunately, it turned out well at the end. I didn't make the impression with a cookie cutter, I just hand painted a square with a paintbrush. I covered the sides the exact same way Samantha shows in her photos. The next steps are the same as hers, it's just that I first outlined the circles and then attached the ring to the cookie. It really didn't turn out as puffy as hers because my outlining icing was thinner and I didn't let it dry for a while. Everything I did next is absolutely the same. Working with isomalt is familiar to me, but I used it in a silicone mold for the first time. Anyway, no problems here, it's just that my "stone" didn't turn out so shiny because of the silicone so I glazed it with a touch of glycerin. Store bought gelatin diamonds could be an alternative for someone who doesn't want to work with isomalt. So that's it, hope you guys like it! 

It looks amazing!

You make a good point about the ring transfers; I should have clarified that they need to be slightly less than a full semicircle in the instructions. I probably made 30 transfers and broke 10 so they’re definitely fragile!

You did a fantastic job. Thanks for giving it a go.

And I thank you again for the lovely idea Hope someone really uses it as a wedding proposal!

 

Bakerloo Station posted:

Incredible!  When I first saw this tutorial, I thought it was so incredibly cool, and your submission is every bit as impressive!  I cannot believe you created this cookie without reading the written tutorial instructions (though you might want to give a try sometime - the instructions are quite excellent!). That said, the pictures included with this tutorial are brilliant on their own. I love how you shared every detail about your experience with us. You would NEVER guess that you had issues with the ring royal icing transfers or the isomalt.  The result is, shall we say... "flawless."  

Yes, the Aproned artist makes great tutorials. The thing I love most about them is the great idea behind each project. Thank you for the nice words, Christine!

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