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I have had a very complicated relationship with Isomalt. Serious burns, unsuccessful results, etc.  However, it remains something that I would like to experiment with more.
A couple of weeks back, I submitted an entry where I painted with coloring   gel on a clear slab of Isomalt.  I really didn’t like it much (I had all sorts of problems with the consistency and coverage of the β€œpaint”.  Additionally, I used a design from an adult coloring book, which poor Christine had to remind me was against the rules.  I quickly deleted the clip and planned to redo it with an original design and hopefully better result.  Then a series of unfortunate events happened around our household which has left me otherwise engaged (to put it mildly!)

I did manage to color some isomalt however and experiment with using different types of water in the cooking process.  It was very confidence building and I learned a lot.  And, since my last entry was such a disappointment, I thought it necessary to try and repair my reputation (something my husband does daily. At least three times. Before lunch.)

So, I came up with this.  It was hard to get a good picture.  It has been pouring here for two days.

Gingerbread DoughCut-outAirbrushed and FilledWith Light


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  • Gingerbread Dough
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Congratulations dear Lisa!!! You conquered your phantoms! You pushed against adversity -a great accomplishment in itself- and obtained wonderful results! Thank you for sharing your journey so sincerely and humbly.
I love your entry and the colours you chose. Thank you for the step-by-step process.πŸ₯°

As always, thank you for your support dear Heather.  I really did face my fears!! Last year, I burned myself so badly with isomalt that my hand was out of commission for about three months!  It was my fault for not being careful enough but it definitely left me scared to try again.

You did not disappoint with this entry. The design and colors look great. I'm glad you included a photo where it is held up to let the light shine through. It really highlights the "stained glass" and brings your design to life.

Thank you Christine @Sweet Prodigy. Fun fact about the light shining through...As I mentioned it was raining. Pretty non-stop.  I really liked how the cookie looked but was unable to capture it well in a photo.  I wanted the photo to properly show the golden facade And the light shining through. My husband was helping me by holding the cookie.  We had a good natured squabble that resulted in me deciding to hold the cookie while he took pictures.  Before he could even take one photo, I dropped it.  It shattered.  So that ended that.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

An incredible work of art Lisa @LisaF!! I'm with you when it comes to working with isomalt. We have not become friends yet (isomalt and me). I have problems, and burns, with almost every piece I've made. I've not given up but have not pursued mastering it as you have. This is simply beautiful!! I love the shapes and colors. I can't imagine what it would be like to work with isomalt or royal icing in a humid environment. It's very, very dry in Arizona plus we're in a drought.

Congrats on creating this beautiful cookie my dear friend ❀️❀️❀️ Hugs...