How Do You Prevent Color Bleed

Decorating By cookiedecorator Updated 12 Dec 2008 , 2:16am by kakeladi

cookiedecorator Posted 11 Dec 2008 , 9:50pm
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Help! I need suggestions on how to prevent icing colors from bleeding on my cookies. I am having issues with black and blue mostly. Usually the cookie is iced with white icing then the detail is put on. I have tried making lighter black icing but that doesn't help. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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sugarshack Posted 12 Dec 2008 , 12:19am
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what icing recipe?

jennifer7777 Posted 12 Dec 2008 , 12:32am
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You have to make sure that the bottom icing is set, if not completely dry before adding more detail, especially in other colors. I will say that if you are using a glaze recipe, it easily definitely give yourself more time to make sure that the bottom layer is completely dry.

kakeladi Posted 12 Dec 2008 , 2:16am
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Those dark colors tend to bleed if the coloring of it is freah. Better chance of no bleeding if the colored icing is a couple of days old.

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