marmar Posted 21 Mar 2006 , 9:21pm
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I'm experimenting with painting details on my flooded cookies and it's been a huge disappointment. I mixed a bit of Wilton color paste(black) with vodka and painted/stamped details on my cookies. The paint was a bit thick. It just would not dry, even after 3 days. It stayed tacky. I bagged a couple that I thought were dry, and they smeared all over the bag - I had to throw them out. icon_cry.gif
Am I doing something wrong? Is it not possible to paint on a flooded cookie, or do I have to let the flooding dry out for a couple of days?
Wrong brand of color, perhaps? I made some cookies where I made a really thin white icing(watery) and painted that on the cookie, just to prime it (you could actually still see the original cookie color). When I painted on top of that, it dried well and didn't smear(this paint was thinner, though, like watercolors). Any advice? It seems really inefficient to have to wait days and days to bag a cookie, and have the cookies lose their moistness.
Thanks,
Marina

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Cake_Princess Posted 21 Mar 2006 , 11:18pm
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Originally Posted by marmar

I'm experimenting with painting details on my flooded cookies and it's been a huge disappointment. I mixed a bit of Wilton color paste(black) with vodka and painted/stamped details on my cookies. The paint was a bit thick. It just would not dry, even after 3 days. It stayed tacky. I bagged a couple that I thought were dry, and they smeared all over the bag - I had to throw them out. icon_cry.gif
Am I doing something wrong? Is it not possible to paint on a flooded cookie, or do I have to let the flooding dry out for a couple of days?
Wrong brand of color, perhaps? I made some cookies where I made a really thin white icing(watery) and painted that on the cookie, just to prime it (you could actually still see the original cookie color). When I painted on top of that, it dried well and didn't smear(this paint was thinner, though, like watercolors). Any advice? It seems really inefficient to have to wait days and days to bag a cookie, and have the cookies lose their moistness.
Thanks,
Marina





Try putting them under a lamp. With the bulb about 20 cm away from them. This might help them to dry a bit more. Also make you paint thinner in the future.

ShyannAutumn Posted 23 Mar 2006 , 9:56pm
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I don't know about the "flooded Cookie" tech. I never done that. I am a "fondant" person.... I agree with cake-princess, your food coloring is too thick. Thin it down, like a light water color consistancy. If it's too light you can give it a second coat.

On my fondant pieces when a color is too thick and won't dry I lightly pat it with a lint free paper towel. If the color seems a little dull after that go back over it with your vodka. It should thin it down enough to dry out.

***Not sure if it's possible with the flooded cookies, maybe Princess can help there.***

hope it helps

Shyann

marmar Posted 24 Mar 2006 , 7:24pm
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Thank you all for the advice. I plan to make another attempt at painting soon.

Marina

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