Val40 Posted 30 Apr 2006 , 3:35pm
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Hi everybody,

I'm a starting baker and I'm having fun, but, what I make is not very elegant icon_sad.gif ...
The cookies are nice and sweet, but the icing looks like big blobs....
I do mix the icing with water to make it thinner, but as I go, it gets thicker and sticky.
I don't have any tools yet and use plastic (ziploc)bags that I cut the tip out...
I also find it hard to color the icing right....what are your favorite colors?
Do you have any suggestions?
Thank you very much!

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bonniebakes Posted 30 Apr 2006 , 3:41pm
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Hi and Welcome to CC!

What kind of icing are you using?

Have you seen the decorated cookie tutorial (in the tutorial section) by Antonia74? It's wonderful! And, there is a great post by Cake_Princess about cookies, too. Hopefully those will help you!

aliciaL_77 Posted 30 Apr 2006 , 3:41pm
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I use americolor colors thhey are the best I have used, as for the icing.. which one are you using? Ise Antonia74s icing and it works well... also I used bottles for applying the icing .. they are alot easier than using bags.. I think your cookies are nice.. I like the sheep ones alot.

Val40 Posted 30 Apr 2006 , 3:53pm
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I have a few bottles I ordered from CC and they're Americolor. I have the icing recipe from..yep Antonia74! So I guess I just have to keep practicing..
Thank you very much for taking the trouble to help me!
Have a great day!

aliciaL_77 Posted 1 May 2006 , 12:01am
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no problem.. just keep thinning it down with a few drops of water at a time.. it will come together ... I used it for the cookies in my photos

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