It thrills me to no end that the magical sugar art sirens have lured you to my sweet little corner of the web! Can you hear the trumpet fanfare greeting and inviting you to come in?
Please grab a cup of your favorite beverage, make yourself comfortable, and let me show you how to make sugar art the iSugarfy way ;-).
Hi! My name is Sonja Galmad, and I'm a sugar addict - okay, not the gobbling kind ;-). But like so many of my fellow cookie and cake artists, I'm held captive by the magic of sugar art and am indulging in this healthiest form of sugar addiction almost every minute I can free up... sugarfying ideas that seem to come from everywhere and anything.
One of my favorite sugar art techniques is knitting with royal icing. And since in this hemisphere it's that cold time of year again where gnomes seem to crawl out of every little corner to get us into the mood for the season, I thought I should try to knit a warm garment for one of these little fellows.
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to keep my promise (yet - might still happen, though) to make a demo of a knitted version of The Purple Owl. So now I make up for it by showing you how I did this Jolly Gnome cookie (click on it to be taken to the video). The hairy parts, by the way, are made of pastillage.
I know some of you are interested in the isomalt techniques that I have developed to achieve a delicate stained glass look. I do plan on offering a course for these down the road, but am a bit intimidated by the video setup this would require and the complexity of the whole thing.
It would probably take me weeks if not months to get it done. But the more requests I do receive for it, the better chances this project has to see the light of day, LOL. So do drop me a note, to let me know that you're interested.
To show you what can be done with these techniques, below are my two latest (October 2020) isomalt sugar art works. For more examples visit my Isomalt Portfolio.
The angel is a stained-glass candle holder I made for the Practice Bakes Perfect challenge "Stained Glass" on Cookie Connection. The mosaic base is made from isomalt as well.
And here is another working isomalt lamp I made for the Bakerswood collaboration - Japon, Land of the Rising Sun. You can see some progress pictures and more photos of the finished lamp by clicking on it.
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Some of you might know me from Facebook and/or Instagram and have seen Mr. Badger below already. Many fellow cookie and sugar artists in those sweet circles have asked me to share my sugarcraft know-how. This website then is my answer to these dear folks - everything in one place on how to create sugar art the iSugarfy way :-).
And I must admit, it's fun to play around with graphics and fonts almost as much as with royal icing and isomalt, but just almost, LOL. Yes, I took courses for this website so you wouldn't have to suffer looking at my mediocre photos and/or videos :-).
In short: I will show you how to create sugar art in a way you might not have seen anywhere else. I will share with you royal icing techniques that I have learned, and some that I have developed myself, plus, of course, a bunch of tips and tricks, some that I have picked up on the way and some that I've cooked up myself.
At this time, most of my portfolio consists of decorated cookies, but in the past year or so, my modus operandi has shifted into creating transfers almost exclusively... transfers that can be used
There are many advantages to this system, and I will write about it on another page sometime. But I will on occasion, still show you how to decorate cookies the traditional way, directly onto a cookie with maybe some royal icing transfer elements.
Besides the regular informational content (like how to make royal icing or how to make paper cones, etc.), I will slowly populate this site with free sugarcraft tutorials. These will be mostly in form of videos accompanied with templates and translatable, timestamped transcripts.
There will also be just demos, because they are much faster done than a tutorial, and I think one still can pick up a lot by just observing. You always can feel free to ask questions to them as well.
And since I love doing vector graphics, I might offer some templates for royal icing designs, other than the ones I offer with my video tutorials, and maybe some instructions on how to make them yourself... all down the road...
To help me choose what to cover in my sugar art tutorials, I ask you to please let me know in the comment section below, or via the contact form, what sugar art piece/technique that you would like to have taught in a tutorial, or just demoed. Naturally, whatever receives more requests will be shown earlier.
Or you might have a subject in general that you would like to see discussed here? Any other ideas for this site?
Thank you so much for visiting! I'm elated you're here, and I hope you will find my site useful!
Sending sweet vibes your way,