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New Oktoberfest Cookies!!
Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #20

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Here is my previous set "Oktoberfest!".

Oktoberfest!

As you can see I used for this challenge the same cookie cutters (the heart and the dress) and templates to cut out the dress sleeves and the lederhosen.
The general style is almost the same as before but the details are totally different.

When I made my previous set I was just a begginer, didn't know the best consistencies of royal icing to use in the right place yet. Although I struggled to copy embroidery of real traditional clothes, I could pipe such simple ones for the reason.
I still love this set but it could have been made much better I thought.

That's why I choose this set to redo for the challenge now after 6 month trial-and-error experience since then.

For this set I designed 4 different dirndles and 2 lederhosen, which have more detailed embroidery. And on the flagheart cookie I put the logo-ribbon and molded pretzels to add some special feelings of real German festival.

I hope that I can make much better "Oktoberfest" cookie sets with more sophisticated various decorating techniques in the future. More Practice!!!!

Last edited by Julia M. Usher

Congrats on being our first Challenge #20 entry - well done! It also looks like you made greater use of the wet-on-wet technique (for the gingham check patterns) in the redo set. It looks lovely, but I'm wondering what motivated you to use more of that technique? Is it because it's faster that individually piped checks, like those in the apron in the first set? Or was there some other reason?

P.S. I put this image in the Practice Bakes Perfect clip set for you; it wasn't in it, and therefore wasn't officially entered in the challenge. Please be sure you always select that set for challenge entries, or we may not see your entries as entered. Thank you.

Julia M. Usher posted:

Congrats on being our first Challenge #20 entry - well done! It also looks like you made greater use of the wet-on-wet technique (for the gingham check patterns) in the redo set. It looks lovely, but I'm wondering what motivated you to use more of that technique? Is it because it's faster that individually piped checks, like those in the apron in the first set? Or was there some other reason?

Thank you for your Comment and that  you put my entry in the Practice Bakes Perfect clip set for me. I think I took the right steps to enter into the challenge but went wrong??!!!!! Sorry to have troubled you.

About the use of the wet-on-wet technique for the gingham check patterns, it's not because it's faster but because I thought the wet-on-wet technique was the best way to  express the simple check-printed textile of real dirndl aprons.

Congratulations on being the first entrant for Challenge #20!  I love everything about these sets.  All of the fine, fine details are gorgeous, and the addition of the pink and the Oktoberfest plaque with flanking flower cookies (edelweiss?) really kick this set up a notch.  

Bakerloo Station posted:

Congratulations on being the first entrant for Challenge #20!  I love everything about these sets.  All of the fine, fine details are gorgeous, and the addition of the pink and the Oktoberfest plaque with flanking flower cookies (edelweiss?) really kick this set up a notch.  

Thank you. Yes, the flowers are edelweiss��

Cookies Fantastique by Carol posted:

Love this set and definitely see the improvements you've made from one set to the updated set. Beautiful work

Thank you.
Merry Christmas and a happy new year♡