beachcakes Posted 11 Aug 2005 , 3:58pm
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This is probably a silly question, but how do you ice cookies? This is something I've never attempted. Do you use royal icing or something else? I was looking at some in the gallery ( sorry- can't remember whose they were) that were just beautiful and so smooth! I'd like to try.

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MGonzalez Posted 11 Aug 2005 , 4:45pm
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How funny, I just posted the same thing! I hope someone replies to let us know how to ice those darn cookies!

aunt-judy Posted 11 Aug 2005 , 4:55pm
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thumbs_up.gif yup, just royal icing, used as for colour flow/floodwork. be sure that the cookies are cool, and brush away any loose crumbs before working. if you're doing fully-flooded surfaces, try to keep the icing layer thin, or they will take forever to dry. try setting aside one cookie to decorate last as a tester: tap it with your finger at hour intervals -- when it's dry, you can assume that the rest of your decorated cookies are too.

you could also use melted candy/chocolate coating (merkins, candy-melts, etc) to pipe decorations, again, as with floodwork.

SheilaF Posted 11 Aug 2005 , 5:00pm
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You can also use fondant. I tend to use the shapped cookie pans to bake mine when I do a lot of them, and I have the same shaped cookie cutters to cut out the fondant with. Then I generally outline on the fondant with royal icing for a crisper look.

beachcakes Posted 11 Aug 2005 , 5:10pm
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Thank you for your replies. I think the method I've seen is with royal, but I dont' know what fondant covered cookies look like. Do you have to ice them first for the fondant to stick? Maybe I'll try them both ways, LOL!

SheilaF Posted 11 Aug 2005 , 5:40pm
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I just use a small coating of sugar/water to make the fondant stick to the cookies. We were told to do that then brush w/vanilla extract to put the fondant on, but I find if I just coat w/the sugar/water mixture then lay the fondant cut outs over the cookie, it sticks just fine.

antonia74 Posted 11 Aug 2005 , 8:43pm
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Hi guys! I'm just writing and photographing a step-by-step guide to decorating cookies. I hope to have it ready to post as an article by the first week of September. If you have any questions you want answering, just PM me so I can include them in it!!

JennT Posted 11 Aug 2005 , 10:03pm
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I cannot wait for this article, antonia74!!! Chomping at the bit!! or the cookie, rather...lol icon_lol.gif

beachcakes Posted 11 Aug 2005 , 10:38pm
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Excellent, antonia! I'm such a visual learner, LOL. I look forward to seeing your tutorial!

NottawaChelle Posted 11 Aug 2005 , 10:44pm

That is wondeful, Antonia74! I was admiring your cookies today with my older girls and we were thinking we'd like to give it a try. I'll look forward to your article. Yahoo!--another new thing to try!

meme Posted 11 Aug 2005 , 10:46pm

Wow Antonia! I just looked at your photos and you must love making cookies they are gorgeous and I bet very time consuming! Great work!

Saborita Posted 11 Aug 2005 , 10:47pm

Go on Antonia¡¡¡¡¡

Here we are waiting for this very apreciatte article. icon_smile.gif

Saborita

beachcakes Posted 12 Aug 2005 , 12:01am

Ohhhhh Antonia!!!!!!! Yours were the cookies I had in mind when I started this thread! You do amazing work! So smooth! Can I ask if you use a special cookie recipe? Also, where do you get such neat cookie cutters?

antonia74 Posted 12 Aug 2005 , 1:20am

I will give you ALL my secrets!! I love to share!

In the meantime, the cutters are from www.kitchengifts.com and www.cookiecutter.com...and there you will find a great step-by-step visual tutorial (link on the home page) for how to ice cookies.

JennT Posted 12 Aug 2005 , 1:46am

uummmmm....the link took me to an outdoor adventure/journey company??? I tried offthebeatenpath.net, but no luck...

Jenn

antonia74 Posted 12 Aug 2005 , 1:58am

Sorry, my mistake!!
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It's a company called Off the Beaten Path, but the website is just www.cookiecutter.com

JennT Posted 12 Aug 2005 , 2:59am

Thanks!!

beachcakes Posted 12 Aug 2005 , 3:00am

Oh thank you! Great websites!!

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