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Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #44

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This is my second entry to Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #44 (Stringwork)

This time I made smaller cookies than my first one.

1  I colored the center of my square cookies (8 x 8 cm) with brush and template I cut out from paper.

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2  I piped with light gray colored icing on the paper that has the guide for straight lines.  

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The design of second and third photos is different.  Since I wanted to compare which design I like more.

3 Green piping

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Following 2 photos are taken from different angles.  

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****  Following was added on Feb. 18th  ****

How I got the idea

While I was learning "itokake mandala", I also learned triangle and square can be combined to make design.  

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To make complicated looking design, I was thinking something complicated but easy pattern could be pretty! I thought.   Drawing lines this way and that way, I noticed this would be a flower.  



**** Feb 20 ****

Why I chose square.....  The floor of the swimming pool I go is covered by square tiles and I see them a lot.  

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Last edited by Ryoko ~Cookie Ave.

These cookies look great! I love the way you have used geometric designs to make your flowers. All of the patterns work so well together.  You are well on your way to becoming a master stringwork artist. The green icing is layered perfectly. How did you figure out the right consistency for your icing?

Thank you, Christine.

This time, I used raw egg white and metal tip as they were recommended instead of albumen powder that I usually use.

While I am piping, if the lines are easily broken or I feel my grip strength is not enough for long lines, I add just a few drops of water to icing.  When the lines are not broken and I could pipe smoothly with less grip strength for long lines, that's right consistency for my icing.  

Since I do not use bag for icing usually, at the beginning I really needed grip strength and held my breath for long lines to concentrate on straight lines, I thought it was really heavy muscle training. 😅 But a few drops of water helped.  😊

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Love these dear Ryoko @Ryoko ~Cookie Ave.!! You always work so hard at increasing your knowledge of cookie decorating techniques . Thank you so much for all the photos on the process of making these beauties. I've been so busy lately and dealing with some challenges that I've not been online very much lately. Thank you for always being a ray of sunlight in my cookie life ❤️❤️❤️ Hugs...

These cookies look great! I love the way you have used geometric designs to make your flowers. All of the patterns work so well together.  You are well on your way to becoming a master stringwork artist. The green icing is layered perfectly. How did you figure out the right consistency for your icing?

WOW!!! Ryoko, this is soooo absolutely fantastic!!! I've never seen a pattern like this! And implemented so brilliantly! So beautiful work of art!! @Ryoko ~Cookie Ave. ❤️😘

Hi Gabi there!  Thank you❤️  This month I make lots of lines on paper and on cookies

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Wow, thank you ❤️@Heather Bruce Sosa   I am relieved because I could take photos before I smashed or dropped them    Aren't they so fragile....?

Yes! Feel you can’t look at them too long for fear they might crack!♥️

😱😱😱😱😱Ryoko, this is amazing!!!! Congratulations on your masterpiece, really gorgeous work, dear friend. Thanks for all the detailed pics too.🥰

Wow, thank you ❤️@Heather Bruce Sosa   I am relieved because I could take photos before I smashed or dropped them    Aren't they so fragile....?