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post #16 of 25
Another gal who is amazing (also from Czech republic) is Kraach. Check these pix out: http://cakecentral.com/gallery/user/kraach
To find "THE RECIPE LINKS ARE HERE" thread, click on "Forums", then "Recipes" and it's the first sticky. Latest updates are on (the bottom of) page 10 here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-625803-135.html
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To find "THE RECIPE LINKS ARE HERE" thread, click on "Forums", then "Recipes" and it's the first sticky. Latest updates are on (the bottom of) page 10 here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-625803-135.html
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post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns

Another gal who is amazing (also from Czech republic) is Kraach. Check these pix out: http://cakecentral.com/gallery/user/kraach



I think I saw some of hers on the website Panel1724 linked. Gorgeous work!

This is very humbling, you know. There are very few bakers in this country who have the level of skill to be able to do that by hand.
post #18 of 25
Thanks for the explanation. Their work is truly amazing. Does it really take as long as it looks like it would or do people get quicker with practice? (obviously they would a little but I guess I mean significantly so)

If I ever managed to complete something even nearly like their smallest most simple design no one would EVER be eating it. I would put it in a case and make everyone I know sit looking at it!!!

Incredible to look at though!
post #19 of 25
[quote Does it really take as long as it looks like it would or do people get quicker with practice?
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They are quite quick, like precisely calibrated machines or robots. Actually very quick icon_lol.gif Many years ago me and my friends have seen a lady to decorate cookies in this style . Not so skilled but still very good. We joked about decorating blindfolded. She said ok. Frankly, her cookie was at least 100 times better than anybody else's in the room. icon_redface.gif Giant heart (which is not so detailed) in the first attachment of previous post was made in 1 hour (don't know if they mean baking included).

Everybody usually has her/his secret recipe for the icing. Some use just powdered sugar and water, some eggwhites (there was no eggwhite or meringue powder available), sugar and lemon juice, some add potato starch - there are many variations. The cookies' taste is milder, not so spicy and they are usually quite soft and thick but depends on the area. My favourite - when I was child - were those covered with milk chocolate and coloured RI flowers. icon_rolleyes.gif

There is another CC member (Czech) who makes this type of cookies:

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2137047/pern

I asked her once how she makes them - she responded: patience... and years of practice.
Paula
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post #20 of 25
That is incredible! I couldn't imagine being able to do those intricate designs with a mold or stencil, but at the same time, the designs look too perfect to be done by a human hand. I can understand why this would take a lifetime to learn. I think just one of those cookies would take me a week, and it would not be precise. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, Panel7124.

http://letsgetcaking.blogspot.com/

 

All this cake, and I've gained too much weight. LOL! I am now....The Cake Runner!

 

http://thecakerunner.blogspot.com/

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http://letsgetcaking.blogspot.com/

 

All this cake, and I've gained too much weight. LOL! I am now....The Cake Runner!

 

http://thecakerunner.blogspot.com/

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post #21 of 25
There are other cookie artists doing what Martina does. One is a gal named Nadia. She has also put out two videos on these cookies on You Tube. Here is her site: http://www.facebook.com/pages/My-little-bakery/181323615251291.

Here is the link to the cookie videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKjM7Wm845w.

Here blog is here: http://cakecreationsforyou.blogspot.com/
post #22 of 25
This is one of the best videos on how the lace cookies are made and decorated. It is not in English, but you can follow it. You can also do a search on You Tube for other videos similar to this one.
Mandala mintás mézeskalács
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2TZF-vI86E&feature=related

This is all from the Czechoslovakia Republic. Google Czechoslovakia Gingerbread. I also Googled Czechoslovakia Gingerbread Hearts and got a lot.
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You can see more of this type of Czech cookie if you do a Google Images search on mézeskalács (as well as perniky, and pernicky). Stunning work.

There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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