Flooding Large Cookies

Decorating By ddaigle Updated 25 Feb 2009 , 2:03pm by ddaigle

ddaigle Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 1:51pm
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I am successful and flooding small cookies. I was doing some large cookies and they just don't have that smooth flawless finish. I also usually flood using a plastic bottle. This time I used a decorator bag. Can large cookies look smooth like small cookies? If so, what am I doing wrong? Thanks...Deb

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ddaigle Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 2:24pm
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Yew Hew...???? Anyone home?

Twopeasinapod Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 2:34pm
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I always use a bottle to flood with. Last night I flooded a large bunny rabbit and at first I didn't think it looked too smooth so I took a paintbrush and swooshed back and forth and that helped it smooth out better. On the next one, I would flood a little with the bottle and then swoosh with the brush and by the time I was finished it was all smooth. I think it can be done you will just have to find a method that works for you.

kakeladi Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 3:00pm
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My thoughts: How large is largeicon_smile.gif What recipe are you using for the flooding?
I guess one would have to work as quickly as possible, then when it is filled, tap it on the counter a couple of times to smooth out the icing?

mamacc Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 3:23pm
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I've flooded large cookies before and they came out smooth. Sounds like you might need to thin the icing a little. I like antonia's recipe a lot. I've done big teddy bears and flowers using this recipe and they came out great...cookies were probably 5-6 inches across.

Yomomma Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 4:22pm
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I usually make parchment bags for flooding but plastic disposable would work the same - using no tip. Depending on the area needing coverage, I cut the opening in the bag accordingly - large area = large cut opening, tiny area = tiny cut opening. If there are both, I'll do the tiny areas first then cut the opening larger for the larger area.

Twopeasinapod Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 1:48am
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I just flooded a large cookie that is 6 inches tall and about 4 1/2 inches wide. I thinned by RI a little more than usual and it spread out so nicely and ended up very smooth. Thanks for the ideas!

ddaigle Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 2:03pm
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It must be the product I am using because I can get great results with thinned RI. I am using a commercial product that is thinned by heating up...and NOT by adding water. I just need to ask my co-workers. I wanted to get a heads up here first from the cookie experts so I didn't sound like an idiot. Thanks guys!

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