Newbie Here

Baking By creative101 Updated 17 Apr 2009 , 1:47pm by TracyLH

creative101 Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 9:42pm
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hello all i am a lurking newbie. i am doing my first set of cookies. and im a little currious is to how everyone puts there icing on? i have heard of diffrent ways to do it but not sure what is the easiest and best way to get a smooth outcome. sorry if this question has already been asked it took me forever to figure out where to post icon_redface.gif thanks for your help in advance. you all do such wonderful work

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Kiddiekakes Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 9:55pm
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I outline my cookies first with a medium stiff royal icing and then go back and thin down the icing to flood the cookies in.If you are using fondant then you lightly brush the cookie with a simple syrup mix or water and glue the fondant piece on top.The thinned down version of royal icing used to flood with is this...add tiny amounts of water and stir until you can drop the icing back into intself and it disappears into the icing after 10 seconds.If you add too much water ..add icing sugar back in.It should be the consistency of Elmers white glue or a bit looser but not much.

Welcome to CC!!!

Laurel icon_smile.gif

JanH Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 10:48pm
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Hi and Welcome to CC, creative101. icon_smile.gif

Decoding CC acronyms:

CC article on making decorated cookies:


yankeegal Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 12:04am
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Welcome to CC!

creative101 Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 12:41am
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thank you for the tips. very helpful icon_biggrin.gif

TracyLH Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 1:46pm
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Another warm welcome! I use pastry bags - one with RI that disappears back into the icing in about 7 seconds to do my outlining and a second bag with the same color in which the RI disappears back in about 10 seconds for my flooding. However, sometimes the cookie gods are happy and I can by with the same consistency for both. I usually flood just about right away after outlining so that it melds together, but you can outline in a different color, let dry and then flood for a nice affect. It all depends on what look you are going for. Again, welcome to our little (slightly addictive!) world! icon_smile.gif

cricket0616 Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 1:58pm
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I use an off set spatula to put my base coat of royal icing on my cookies. I let them dry and then decorate with various bags filled with icing and different tips. I had read about using the medium icing to outline and then fill in with a looser icing, but I had small kids at home and need to get a move on. I found that I could control the icing with the spatula and received the same outcome. Just make sure the icing is wet enough that it floods in the spatula marks.

drakegore Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 2:04pm
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i have my outline in a pastry bag and my flood in a sqeeze bottle (for food only, wilton has some for candy that are readily available in walmart or michael's).

i do the same as tracy, i flood just after i outline so i get a seamless effect between the outline and flood.

i use a food only paintbrush or an offset spatula if i need to push the flood around. which one i use depends on the shape of the cookie.

i have also been known to use the nose of my squeeze bottle to push it when i am in a pinch, lol.

GayeG Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 4:39pm
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Yep - I to do ALL of the above icon_smile.gif So I have nothing to add - but I DID wanna say "WELCOME" Home! Hope to see ya around (and we will - because as TracyLH said .. it can be slightly addictive!!)
Good luck and take lots of pics!

creative101 Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 6:01pm
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thank you all so much this has been much help. icon_smile.gif and you all have made me feel very welcomed i am already addicted. this site is amazing my poor DH heres the clicking on the keyboard sometimes at 2:00 in the morning looking at all the amazing cakes and cookies. and he always says are you looking at cakes again!!!! i dont know how you can look at cakes for that long. but its soo easy when there are so many wonderful and talented people here. Thank you thumbs_up.gif

bonniebakes Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 6:10pm
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Welcome, Creative101!

Welcome to our addiction!

Pebbles13 Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 6:58pm
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Welcome to our crazy little cookie world, Creative 101 icon_biggrin.gif

becky27 Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 7:06pm
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welcome to your new addiction!!! Only God can help you now!!!! so much to learn, not enough time in the day!!!!

dherringfarms Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 7:13pm
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I am a newbie too, and highly addicted. My family is threatening to seek professional help for me!! You will love everything about this site and the people are soooooo nice, they always have an answer or a suggestion. Please post your cookies when you are done. Good Luck!! icon_biggrin.gif

Twopeasinapod Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 7:16pm
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Welcome!!!! These ladies are all SOOOO helpful! They will help you with anything and don't mind sharing tips and secrets! We are all one big family of additive souls!

dennettesdelectables Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 7:16pm
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Originally Posted by JanH

Hi and Welcome to CC, creative101. icon_smile.gif

Decoding CC acronyms:


I am so glad that you posted that link...I have felt like a real dummy trying to figure out what all of those acronyms stood for...some where easy to figure out some not so easy..

drakegore Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 7:22pm
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my husband calls CC my "cake porn" icon_biggrin.gif

KookieKris Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 7:29pm
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You'll love CC and pretty soon you'll be amazed at the talent of our members!
You never stop learning here! icon_biggrin.gif

creative101 Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 7:34pm
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dennettesdelectables: yes they were a little difficult when trying to read some threads on here i was like what is a Dh but i got the hang of that one now.... i just need to study up on the others icon_biggrin.gif
drakegore : cake porn Thats a good one icon_biggrin.gif my Dh actually got a giggle out of that one

pinkflower1212 Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 7:35pm
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Originally Posted by creative101

my poor DH heres the clicking on the keyboard sometimes at 2:00 in the morning looking at all the amazing cakes and cookies. and he always says are you looking at cakes again!!!!

I know exactly what you are talking about.. my kids are constantly bugging me about "hogging" the computer cause I'm on CC all the time now. It's more than addictive! In fact I'm responding to you while at work. See what I mean! LOL icon_lol.gif

soobsessedwithcake Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 7:52pm
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Originally Posted by drakegore

my husband calls CC my "cake porn" icon_biggrin.gif

Mine too! I thought my husband was the only one with a mind like that, haha! I was going to put that as my screen name, cakepornaddict, but I thought people might get the wrong idea of me, hehe!

TracyLH Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 1:47pm
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Glad to hear others are addicted as I am! My DH and I actually went out of the country recently and had very limited internet access. When we finally did get on-line, I popped onto CC really quickly and he just rolled his eyes at me. icon_lol.gif

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