A Few Cookie Icing Questions...

Baking By onlymadaresane Updated 31 Aug 2009 , 3:04am by Elise87

onlymadaresane Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 3:57am
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I've got my sugar cookies all baked. I'll be decorating tomorrow.

A few questions.

I hear Antonia74's recipe is good. I'll start with that and outline and then flood.

Questions being:
Will it dry hard?
How long does it take to dry?
How long should I wait between outline and flooding?
How long should I wait between flooding and decorating?
How long does it take to dry?

Thank you oh wise cookie masters. thumbs_up.gif

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Elise87 Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 6:46am
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Questions:

Will it dry hard?

Yes it does making sure you give it enough time to try properly

How long does it take to dry?

I usually give them about 12 hours or bit more to make sure it is properly hard enough to stack or package and won't risk damaged of denting the icing. You can wait a bit longer like 18 to 24 hours but i find i don't need that long.

How long should I wait between outline and flooding?

It really doesn't take that long for the outlines to dry to start flooding. It maybe would only take 15-20 mins or maybe even less, i just outline all my batch and by the time i have finished the last one the first one is dry enough to flood.

How long should I wait between flooding and decorating?

This takes a bit longer. If i want to pipe more decorations onto my flooded icing i usually give it about an hour and a bit then pipe on top of it, just got to make sure there is a nice firm crust ontop of the icing so the colours from the secondary piping won't bleed into your flooding.

These are just what i do and times and all will vary to other people but hope it helps a little. Also Antonia74's RI is awesome!!

onlymadaresane Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 6:20pm
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Elise87

YOU are why I LOVE CC! Thank you so very very much for these awesome answers!!

Elise87 Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 3:04am
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hey! how did the decorating with the RI go?

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