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Lilies of Summer
Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #41; Inspired by Julia M. Usher's Botanical Series

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The flowers are beautiful, and the presentation really makes them 'pop', that dark blue color is fabulous.  I really like the different background shapes.  Visually all very wonderful.  Great job!  

@Kanch J posted:

Fantastic work as always, dear Carol. @Cookies Fantastique. Great colour and flower combination. Love all of them. 💜💙💚💛🤍💖

Thank you so much dear @Kanch J !! I really appreciate your kind words ❤️❤️ Hugs...

Oh beautiful work dear Carol,I love all of them and can see wafer paper,chocolate and fondant flowers which one is from what exactly made also very well,you did great job❤️ 

Thank you so very much dear Petra @Petra Florean! As always, you are beyond kind . It was a really fun challenge for sure ❤️❤️ Hugs...

Oh beautiful work dear Carol,I love all of them and can see wafer paper,chocolate and fondant flowers which one is from what exactly made also very well,you did great job❤️ 

I'm glad you made good use of the resources that were included in the challenge. Your flowers are arranged beautifully and everything is so polished. Your flowers look stunning against the dark background (which is a perfect color), but they are equally elegant against the white background as well. All-around, a very impressive entry.

Christine, @Sweet Prodigy, you are most kind with your comment!! Thank you so much. I was really excited to stretch my creative juices, though a bit intimidated working with media like gumpaste/fondant/modeling chocolate. I don't use these often and felt clumsy. Lots and lots of flowers hit the trashcan. LOL. Some of the videos I watched made it look easy to create some pretty complicated flowers (didn't try those!). I can only imagine the amount of time so many artists have spent learning and perfecting their craft. Amazing!!

This was really a lot of fun and I'm so grateful to have had the time to participate this time. Thank you for all the encouragement you give to everyone here . Hearing those words helps to motivate me more than you may know.

Hugs....❤️❤️❤️

These are absolutely beautiful!! And thank you for mentioning me! I love your color scheme💛

Ah Noriko...how sweet of you to take a look and comment. Thank you so very much @mintlemonade (cookie crumbs)! Yes, you have been an inspiration to me many times. I love your clean style of decorating. Your saturated background colors have always drawn me to your work. It's harder to hide mistakes when working with lighter colors on top of a deeply saturated background color. HaHa. I just couldn't resist using the deep blue color as a background for my white calla lilies . I hope you are doing well ❤️❤️

I'm glad you made good use of the resources that were included in the challenge. Your flowers are arranged beautifully and everything is so polished. Your flowers look stunning against the dark background (which is a perfect color), but they are equally elegant against the white background as well. All-around, a very impressive entry.

@E. Sherwood posted:

Blue background is very striking!  What brand of airbrush color did you use?  Was it water or alcohol based?

I'm so glad you like the blue background . The base color was the ivory shade of the 2 side cookies. I decided to use a deep blue for contrast once I placed my flowers on the cookie and saw that it needed more "pop"

I used Americolor Sky Blue with Royal Blue lightly sprayed over the center and only Royal Blue sprayed heavily on the edges and sides. Americolor is water based @E. Sherwood . It's so very kind of you to comment. Thank you ❤️❤️

Oh what a sweet comment Gabi @Icingsugarkeks!! Thank you so very much my friend. These were fun to make...quite a challenge as I'm not as familiar with working in gumpaste/fondant/modeling chocolate to this extent. Lots and lots of mistakes here but what a great learning process. I hope you are well my dear. Congrats on your spotlight for the adorable mouse cookie you made. I loved it as did many, many others. ❤️❤️❤️ Hugs...

Oh dear Carol, your comment is even sweeter !!! Thank you very much my love !!
 Congrats on your amazing spotlight too Carol!! I don't see any errors, I just see wonderfully designed flower cookies !! Hugs ❤️❤️❤️ @Cookies Fantastique
@Zeena posted:

Very beautifully done.  The blue background is eye catching.

Thank  you so much @Zeena! It's very sweet of you to comment and I appreciate your kind words ❤❤❤