I just love to decorate mandala cookies. They must have a special appeal to a perfectionist due to symmetry and precision required, I guess ;-).
Nature Mandala Cookie
Most of this was done via transfers after a rough design transfer onto the cookie via Pico projector. Made it for an nature-lover friend.
Bejeweled Mandala Cookie
This is my first mandala with isomalt accents. The rough design was transferred onto the cookie via a Pico projector, then the little hearts and teardrop shapes, as well as the isomalt droplets, added as transfers.
Giant's Causeway Butterfly
The isomalt butterfly in the center of this hexagon mandala cookie is very delicate. Its wings are piped with a PME-00 equivalent opening, and that's about how thin they are. The butterfly is propped up on a small, clear isomalt pedestal.
Sharing Cookies Love
I decorated this mandala cookie for the Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #38 on Julia Usher's Cookie Connection. This was the last challenge hosted by Christine of Bakerloo Station and she had the splendid idea (all her ideas are!) to make a quilt out of all the entries.
So the challenge was to make a square quilt cookie that symbolized "Cookie Connections" for us. And we had to make use of a technique that we've learned in one of those challenges.
The idea I had for my cookie was to symbolize sharing cookie knowledge and cookie love, thus the “cookie” shaped like an apple-heart. The sharing itself is illustrated with the sharing icon shown at the bottom of the photo.
The hands, in addition, stand for work done manually.
And the tree symbolizes the connection at the roots of our passion for cookie decorating. Through sharing our cookie love and knowledge we grow steadily and strong in our cookie decorating skills like a tree.
Quilled Snowflake Cookie
This mandala cookie was part of a set of cookies I made for another Cookie Connection Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge (Monochrome Challenge). Here I just played around with layering/stacking royal icing lines to different heights to vary the dimensions of depth a bit. Watch the Quilled Spider video to see how to overpipe like this.
A Mandala Cookie with a Gilded & Ruffled Border
This mandala cookie measures about 12 cm. The border shows very minimalistic ruffles piped with my frilling technique.
Mirrograph Mandala Cookie 1
This was my first mandala cookie I made that was inspired by the Mirrograph 2 app. The stained glass part is made with isomalt. This was done as one big transfer. Check out the Mirrograph Cookies page to see some progress images. And if you'd like to try your hands on it you could download my template.
Mirrograph Mandala Cookie 2
Here I added isomalt to the outer part as well for a pietra dura effect. Another Mirrograph inspired mandala, of course :). Check out the Mirrograph Cookies page to see some progress images. And if you'd like to try your hands on it you could download my template.
Frilled Mandala Cookie 2
Another small mandala cookie that measures about 12 cm. The border was done with my frilling technique in a very minimalistic way.
Floral Thank-You Mandala 1
The rough design of this mandala I got onto the cookie with a Pico. One cannot really get precision with a projector, though. The only way, if a mandala has to be very exact, is to trace pipe its elements and get them onto the cookie as transfers. I’ll do a video demo or tutorial of this process sometime, so make sure to sign up for my newsletter, if you’d like to get notified, when that happens.
Floral Thank-You Mandala 2
It’s so much fun to just “play pipe” around with royal icing. And mandalas are quite forgiving somehow, as long as all the little details that should look the same actually do or at least come close to looking the same .
If one needs more precision in a mandala, then transfers are the way to go. This one is one of my earlier mandalas and was piped onto the cookie, but came out quite alright, I think.
The Lampshade of the Tiffany-Style Table Lamp
This design is inspired by a Mirrograph Mandala that I rendered with Inkscape, a free vector program. This lamp has her own page due to quite a few progress photos.
3D-Star-Box Mandala Cookie
This, too, is a 3D mandala cookie if you will. The star box contains mandala style arranged roses and lavender in its interior.