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Earthy Succulents
Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #46 - Imprinted Icing; chocolate NFSC, almond RI, textured imprinted icing

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Oh I just love these @Virago!! The pots are so creative and unique. I particularly like the center one with the texture of wood. The color of your succulents are spot on. I live in the AZ desert so I'm used to seeing lots of cacti and these are great . Your work is always beautiful and you continue to make incredible cookie art ❤️❤️❤️ Hugs...

Thanks so much Carol @Cookies Fantastique for this lovely comment! You always make me blush! ❤️

@Virago posted:

Thank you @SherylM for this wonderful comment!

FYI - I had mixed success with the stencils, gave up on one design completely after three unsuccessful  tries at removing stencil without damaging the pattern.

Ah…good to know! I will definitely keep that in mind. Thank you.

Oh I just love these @Virago!! The pots are so creative and unique. I particularly like the center one with the texture of wood. The color of your succulents are spot on. I live in the AZ desert so I'm used to seeing lots of cacti and these are great . Your work is always beautiful and you continue to make incredible cookie art ❤️❤️❤️ Hugs...

@Virago posted:

Thank you @Sweet Prodigy for this beautiful comment! Yes, I was certainly challenged! Originally 2 crates were going to be stenciled, and the third was going to be imprinted with horizontal straws to make a ripple effect. But after repeated tries of lifting the other stencil off and damaging the pattern, I cried uncle, and the icing under the straws never dried, so I abandoned this as well. Also, the inverted umbrella imprint on the dark green leaves had to be redone because many were pressed to deep and left holes in the middle or were to fragile to handle. The rosette buttons were a happy surprise, these were done on  plastic texture mat with pink scraped over first to fill in gaps and green overlaid. But first time around I used flood consistency icing, and while the coloring was pretty, the mixture once dried left a spongy aerated look that was also too fragile to handle. Second time around I used thicker icing.

Thank you for all of that information. It's good to know what works and what may not necessarily work. It also shows the extra work that goes into cookie decorating that many people are not always aware of.