Cake_Princess Posted 22 Jan 2006 , 9:36am
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I am curious to know what shape cookies you guys are planning on making for Valentine's.

So far I am planning on making rosebuds, hearts, teddy bears love birds and perhaps cupids.

My rosebud cookies are a definite hit. So I am making those ones for sure. And I will most likely use Alice Cookie icing for all my cookies.
LL

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lotsoftots Posted 22 Jan 2006 , 12:46pm
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Uhhh....hearts. Until I read your post it never occured to me that there are other options out there, hah! Still, I better pace myself--maybe next year I'll be more ambitious. So, for this year, hearts.

By the way, your rosebud cookies are incredible!

YumFrosting Posted 22 Jan 2006 , 7:15pm
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Of course, various hearts (sizes, scalloped & plain), X's and O's, lips, butterflies & flowers (done with a valentine "spin"). I even thought for fun to do fish --iced in pink with red scales for my fish-loving grandpa. Really, one could take a lot of shapes that aren't really valentiney, and turn them into something crazy, like valentine pigs or cows for example. The possibilities are endless! Woo hoo! I'm such a geek.

dawnrunner Posted 22 Jan 2006 , 7:19pm
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Your rosebud cookies are beautiful! What is Alice Cookie icing and where can I get the recipe? How is it different from the regular cookie icing? Sorry for asking so many questions but I am new to all this and don't want to waste my time with recipes that aren't good - tasting or otherwise.
I want to make some heart cookies for the kids at the grief center for valentine's day so I welcome any suggestions on what will make a great tasting and looking cookie.

cindy6250 Posted 22 Jan 2006 , 7:22pm
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Alice's icing is in the recipe section on this site. I haven't used it. I really like Antonia's icing for decorated cookies. It's in the recipe section also. If you look in articles, there is a tutorial for decorating cookies and Antonia's recipe is there also. Hope this helps. The No Fail Sugar Cookie recipe is fantastic also, if you are looking for a really good cookie.

dawnrunner Posted 22 Jan 2006 , 7:33pm
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Thanks Cindy, I will check out the Recipe section for Cookies etc. Duh, I've checked it out for cakes but didn't look for cookies.

cindy6250 Posted 22 Jan 2006 , 7:42pm
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You are very welcome. Check below for links to 2 icing recipes.

This is the link to Antonia's Icing:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-1983-210-Royal-Icing-for-Decorated-Cookies.html

This is Alice's Icing:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-1961-0-Alices-Cookie-Icing.html

dawnrunner Posted 22 Jan 2006 , 8:42pm
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Cindy, thanks again. I've added both recipes to my favorites. I will be trying them both out tomorrow.

texastwinkie Posted 22 Jan 2006 , 10:15pm
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Cake_Princess, your rose cookies are very pretty! I love the detail on them.

kaecakes Posted 22 Jan 2006 , 11:02pm

I love the cookie bouquets, but I need to know how thick you roll your dough, to put in the cookie sticks. Do you roll them out thicker than 1/4 " as you would with regular cookies. TIA

Nermal03 Posted 22 Jan 2006 , 11:05pm

Cake_Princess, your rose cookies are so great. I too would like some advice on thickness for cookie bouquets. Also what cutter do you use for the roses.

Thanks

poppie Posted 22 Jan 2006 , 11:15pm

where do you find so many different cookie cutters. i would love to have the rose. icon_cry.gif

Cake_Princess Posted 23 Jan 2006 , 5:25am
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Uhhh....hearts. Until I read your post it never occured to me that there are other options out there, hah! Still, I better pace myself--maybe next year I'll be more ambitious. So, for this year, hearts.

By the way, your rosebud cookies are incredible!




Thanks Lotsoftots, that's why I figured I woud start this thread. To get the creative juices flowing. LOL too funny you said you have to pace yourself.


DAWN
Sorry I did not get a chance to reply sooner, Alice cookie icing is not like the usual royal icing type cookie icing. Don't try to flood it to fill the surface of the cookies. It will take forever to dry. But it taste great. All my clients love the taste and they prefer it over the usual royal icing.

TEXASTWINKIE & KAECAKES
Thanks.


Cookie thickness:
I roll my dough out between two sheets of wax paper and I place cookie sticks around the edges of the paper. This was my dough is never thinner than the thickness of the cookie sticks. The cookie stick will determine the thickness. You can also use dowel rods for this.

Inserting Cookie sticks:
I freeze (not rock solid) my dough before baking. This helps to prevent The Cookies from spreading too much. I also insert the cookie sticks while the dough is still frozen. If the sticks penetrate the back of the cookie. Simply take a piece of dough and patch it. Use your finger to smooth it out a bit.


Cookie Cutters:
I only own one cookie cookie cutter. I find shapes and draw the shape I want. Cut it out then use it as a template along with a sharp knife to make all my cookies. I find cookie cutters are efficient but can be limiting. The rosebud cookies above were not made from cookie cutters.

dawnrunner Posted 23 Jan 2006 , 8:51am

Cake_Princess, thank you for the heads up on the Alice icing. I was going to make it today to decorate the sugar cookies I made last night.

Cake_Princess Posted 24 Jan 2006 , 8:00am
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Cake_Princess, thank you for the heads up on the Alice icing. I was going to make it today to decorate the sugar cookies I made last night.




Any time Dawn, just remember to post pics.

cookielady1 Posted 25 Jan 2006 , 10:13pm

I recently saw cookies that looked like they were iced with royal icing that had luster dust mixed into the icing. They were beautiful, but I'm scared to try it without knowing how it was really done. Anyone got any ideas?

Cake_Princess Posted 26 Jan 2006 , 9:11pm

Can you post a link to a pic of the cookies?

ttatummm Posted 7 Feb 2006 , 6:16am

I'm totally new to decorated cookies and was checkig out this forum for tips.

Cake_Princess, I love your roses.

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Alice cookie icing is not like the usual royal icing type cookie icing. Don't try to flood it to fill the surface of the cookies. It will take forever to dry. But it taste great. All my clients love the taste and they prefer it over the usual royal icing.



If you didn't flood the roses, how did you ice them?

cookielady1 Posted 7 Feb 2006 , 1:11pm

Cake Princess - Sorry it has taken me so long. No I can't post a link, I saw them on someone's table at Christmas. A friend of mine told me she buys glitter at cake show and Days of Sharing. I'm going to the Day of Sharing at Lake Jackson, TX this weekend. If I find it, I'll ice some cookies with it and post a pic. And I'll let you know where you can get it.

Cake_Princess Posted 8 Feb 2006 , 7:01am
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I'm totally new to decorated cookies and was checkig out this forum for tips.

Cake_Princess, I love your roses.

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Alice cookie icing is not like the usual royal icing type cookie icing. Don't try to flood it to fill the surface of the cookies. It will take forever to dry. But it taste great. All my clients love the taste and they prefer it over the usual royal icing.


If you didn't flood the roses, how did you ice them?




Thank you....

Sorry I just noticed there was new stuff in this thread.

Using icing tips and spatula and a healthy dose of patience.

Cake_Princess Posted 8 Feb 2006 , 7:02am
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Cake Princess - Sorry it has taken me so long. No I can't post a link, I saw them on someone's table at Christmas. A friend of mine told me she buys glitter at cake show and Days of Sharing. I'm going to the Day of Sharing at Lake Jackson, TX this weekend. If I find it, I'll ice some cookies with it and post a pic. And I'll let you know where you can get it.





Okies... Thanks...

chocolate1 Posted 9 Feb 2006 , 9:40am

Alice's Icing is a great recipe..and tastes like cream cheese..it's the only icing I generally use on my cookies, and they are a huge seller in the store I am a supplier for. They do take about 20mts or so to set if you flood the cookie, depending on how thin you make the icing. I usually flood the cookies the night before or early morning then come back later and finish the design, it is wonderful, happy icing, C.

Cake_Princess Posted 9 Feb 2006 , 11:25pm
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Alice's Icing is a great recipe..and tastes like cream cheese..it's the only icing I generally use on my cookies, and they are a huge seller in the store I am a supplier for. They do take about 20mts or so to set if you flood the cookie, depending on how thin you make the icing. I usually flood the cookies the night before or early morning then come back later and finish the design, it is wonderful, happy icing, C.





If you are flooding and waiting all night for the cookies to dry then finishing the design in the morning. How long is the total drying time for them to be completely stackable?

This is one of the reasons I mentioned that it's not recommended to flood this icing. It takes way longer to be completely dry and stackable when it's flooded.

I use my icing without flooding and I can do my designs right away and leave them overnight so I am 100% they are fully dry and stackable. Then all I have to do in the morning is package them. I will time time it the next time so I know exactly how long it takes to dry.

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