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For this challenge, stringwork, initially I have planned to make 3 entries: One big piece, some small pieces and 3D.

One big piece is β€œThrobbing Heart, Valentine’s Day”


Some small pieces are β€œFlowers”


And the last one is this, β€œEaster Egg”

I watched the class β€œElevated Oriental Stringwork with Toba Garrett” and β€œMastering Australian Stringwork with Mark Seaman” on Craftsy.   I bought these classes some years ago since they are very beautiful but I haven’t seriously watched or tried till this Challenge because I didn’t think I could do.  Thanks to the challenge, I watched both classes very carefully.   The recipe of icing by Toba Garrett and Mark Seaman are different, I just stick to the recipe of my first entry to this challenge: Egg white and sugar powder with cornstarch in it.

The size of my cookie is 11x11cm (4.33 x 4.33 inch)

  1. I cut out half egg shape from my brand new silicon mold after I read what Samantha of Aproned Artist does. https://cookieconnection.julia...-artist-moon-landing I have never thought that I would cut my mold…. but if I didn’t, I wondered how I could make this egg… 😨   I put very thin shortening on the surface of mold so the dried icing would come out very easily.
  2. I used PME tip No. 1 and 2 but the egg was too delicate and broken when I took them out from the mold so I made another one with PME tip No. 2 and 3. Most of the photos were taken while I was making the first egg with the tip No. 1 and 2 , but the procedure is same with tip No. 2 and 3.
  3. I made the guide on the paper to make straight lines but for me to make 3D egg (actually a half egg at a time) these lines on the paper didn’t work as I hoped.

I made rhombus line first on the mold then longitudinal and horizontal linesegg1

piped at tilts


more lines to secure the side and make the rhombus clear

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This is my cookie part and circle in the center is to hold the egg


Now I looked at my egg carefully and I think the joint part of two half eggs could be done with more strings.  I couldn’t think anything but not to break them to adhere two of them actually.  



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Last edited by Ryoko ~Cookie Ave.

Thank you, Samantha.  I really needed extra strong determination to cut out my silicon mold.  πŸ€£  Thank you for your tutorial, otherwise I couldn't make this egg.  

LOL - I've been cutting my molds apart for years for all that dough shaping I do in my videos. I have bags of tiny molds all cut apart! No sweat.

Last edited by Julia M. Usher