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Cookies Fantastique by Carol posted:
swissophie posted:
Cookies Fantastique by Carol posted:

Unbelievable Sonja!!! Having worked with isomalt a few times now I can really appreciate the intricacy of this work...these look fabulous. How did you manage to form the petals fast enough before the isomalt cooled? Or did you keep reheating it? Or do you have a melting pot that keeps the isomalt at the melting temp? I've looked at a couple of tutorials on isomalt in which the instructor shows how to pull it (like taffy) to create different designs. Remarkable work, Sonja

Thank you, Carol! I'm working on a warming plate, basically flattening little drops, attaching them one by one. But it's very tricky, and painful at times. My finger tips did toughen some, but I'm still trying to find a better way to keep the Isomalt warm and workable, without risking nasty burns. The petals do harden almost instantly when taken off the heat. Molds would be much more convenient, but I love to take the steeper road. It keeps me in shape , and in the end it's more satisfying when another difficulty has been overcome.

A warming plate? Oh my goodness...isomalt needs to get SO hot for it to melt and you're absolutely right about how quickly it cools down as soon as it hits the air. I'm wondering how you were able to form such tiny petals quickly enough while the isomalt is still pliable...you amaze me with your skill and artistry, Sonja!

Thanks, sweet Carol, and sorry for taking my time to reply... To get little droplets pliable, it doesn't take that much heat. The problem is more how to get exactly the right steady temperature. Once that problem has been solved, it's fairly easy to form the petals by just flattening the droplets. Be well, dear cookiers friend !

swissophie posted:
Cookies Fantastique by Carol posted:

Unbelievable Sonja!!! Having worked with isomalt a few times now I can really appreciate the intricacy of this work...these look fabulous. How did you manage to form the petals fast enough before the isomalt cooled? Or did you keep reheating it? Or do you have a melting pot that keeps the isomalt at the melting temp? I've looked at a couple of tutorials on isomalt in which the instructor shows how to pull it (like taffy) to create different designs. Remarkable work, Sonja

Thank you, Carol! I'm working on a warming plate, basically flattening little drops, attaching them one by one. But it's very tricky, and painful at times. My finger tips did toughen some, but I'm still trying to find a better way to keep the Isomalt warm and workable, without risking nasty burns. The petals do harden almost instantly when taken off the heat. Molds would be much more convenient, but I love to take the steeper road. It keeps me in shape , and in the end it's more satisfying when another difficulty has been overcome.

A warming plate? Oh my goodness...isomalt needs to get SO hot for it to melt and you're absolutely right about how quickly it cools down as soon as it hits the air. I'm wondering how you were able to form such tiny petals quickly enough while the isomalt is still pliable...you amaze me with your skill and artistry, Sonja!

Petra Florean posted:

Sonja I love your sweet sweet work so much.Your ideas are great!

Oh, how wonderful to have you here now as well, dear Petra !!! Thank you so much for your kind words ❤️❤️❤️!!!

Laegwen posted:

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When I look at those roses I remember the bag of isomalt that has been lying in my cookie stuff shelf for, well, a year by now. Somehow I have never gotten along to do something with it. But I might, I wanna make roses like that, too!

Thank you, Leoni ❤️❤️❤️!!! You should definitely give Isomalt a try. It's a wonderful medium .

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When I look at those roses I remember the bag of isomalt that has been lying in my cookie stuff shelf for, well, a year by now. Somehow I have never gotten along to do something with it. But I might, I wanna make roses like that, too!

Cookies Fantastique by Carol posted:

Unbelievable Sonja!!! Having worked with isomalt a few times now I can really appreciate the intricacy of this work...these look fabulous. How did you manage to form the petals fast enough before the isomalt cooled? Or did you keep reheating it? Or do you have a melting pot that keeps the isomalt at the melting temp? I've looked at a couple of tutorials on isomalt in which the instructor shows how to pull it (like taffy) to create different designs. Remarkable work, Sonja

Thank you, Carol! I'm working on a warming plate, basically flattening little drops, attaching them one by one. But it's very tricky, and painful at times. My finger tips did toughen some, but I'm still trying to find a better way to keep the Isomalt warm and workable, without risking nasty burns. The petals do harden almost instantly when taken off the heat. Molds would be much more convenient, but I love to take the steeper road. It keeps me in shape , and in the end it's more satisfying when another difficulty has been overcome.

carouselselsel posted:

WOW, this is amazing again, Sonja and so cute! Can't decide which one is my favourite, I think I love them all equally And I was about to write that I wanna be your friend or at least neighbour so I can admire these beauties in person, when I saw Christine's post. So please count me in to the piping party!  

Awww, Zara, thank you so much for such kind words ❤️❤️❤️! How neat it would be, if we could just hop on over for real to visit for some good piping fun .

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pip posted:

O my gosh Sonja!  I didn't realise how small this is until I looked again and noticed your hand.  Finite detail.  The roses look like they have individual petals. Did you create them or did you use a mould?  

I'll bet the little friend was overjoyed!

Pip

Thank you so much, Pip ❤️❤️❤️! No molds used for the roses. They are made by attaching petal by petal. These pics should show their individuality better :

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And yes, the little girl loved it ! Thanks again!!!

Petal by petal you say? Amazing!!! These are gorgeous!

Unbelievable Sonja!!! Having worked with isomalt a few times now I can really appreciate the intricacy of this work...these look fabulous. How did you manage to form the petals fast enough before the isomalt cooled? Or did you keep reheating it? Or do you have a melting pot that keeps the isomalt at the melting temp? I've looked at a couple of tutorials on isomalt in which the instructor shows how to pull it (like taffy) to create different designs. Remarkable work, Sonja

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