I know there was a post on here where someone mentioned their mom's recipes for practice icing and practice cookie dough. I can't find it anywhere!
If someone has this and doesn't mind, could you please post a link or the recipes?
...it was a buttercream recipe.
There is a recipe of a practice "buttercream" in the cake bible. It uses shortening (1 1/2 cups), powdered sugar (4 cups), water (2 tbsp) and light corn syrup (1 tbsp).
I've never tried it.
Thanks guys. I ended up using W's class BC recipe, but I'm still lookin for the practice cookie recipe.
I have a book by Peggy Porschen and in it there is a basic sugar cookie recipes. I don't waste any flavor in them because I'm just practicing. The recipe is as follows:
1 3/4 sticks unsalted soft butter (I use margarine)
1 cup sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaten
3 cups all purpose flour, plus more for dusting
1. In mixer w/paddle cream the butter, sugar and any flavoring until well mixed and just becoming creamy in texture.
2. Beat in the egg until well combined. Sift in the flour and mix on low speed until a dough forms. Gather into a ball wrap it in plastic wrap and chill it for at least 1 hour.
3. Use cookie cutters to cut out the desired shapes, lay these on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Chill again for about 30 minutes and heat oven 350f baking time 6 to 10 minutes
Below is a link for a another basic sugar cookie recipe
Hope this helps
I'm sorry, and I can't think of a way to say this so it doesn't sound snarky because it's not intended to, but why would you need a practice recipe? I may just totally be missing the boat on this one, but I'm just curious. Is it to practice decorating but then not eating? Or for pictures?
Yes, like dummy cakes.
Uummm, dummy cakes? Yeah, I guess I don't have a clue, lol.
dummy cakes are styrofoam in the shape of the cake. i have used them in class. but if i am going to practice at home i am going to bake the real thing. why have something that looks like cake that cant be eaten??
Guess if I'm going to use most of the same ingredients for a cookie I might as well make a regular cookie and give them away to friends. JMO though.