Wet/wet Technique?

Baking By ButtacreamRose Updated 13 Sep 2009 , 4:16pm by luv2bake6

ButtacreamRose Posted 11 Sep 2009 , 3:26pm
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How is the wet/wet technique done? Do the icings have to be the same consistency? TIA

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cindy58 Posted 11 Sep 2009 , 7:19pm
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I just dot, squiggle and stripe the colors on a base coat. They're all the same consistency. Then you can pull your toothpick thru to make new designs. Simply putting one dot on top of another makes a cool effect.

sugaah Posted 11 Sep 2009 , 7:36pm
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What is the wet/wet technique?

ButtacreamRose Posted 11 Sep 2009 , 7:57pm
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What is the wet/wet technique?




The basecoat is wet and the detail icing is the same consistency as the basecoat as cindy58 said. I've never tried it but it seam like it would be messy.It just looks really cool.Examples are spider webs,polka dots,and tie dye.

sugaah Posted 11 Sep 2009 , 8:03pm
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I still don't get it. Pictures please.

charman Posted 11 Sep 2009 , 8:07pm
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I've done a lot of this on my cookies...look at the marbling effect on the fall leaves, or the halloweeen cookies--spider webs, and I've done it as stitching on baseballs, etc. I have pictures in my photo gallery. Cool technique!

ButtacreamRose Posted 11 Sep 2009 , 8:29pm
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charman... Do you use a smaller tip or an eye dropper to do the details?

charman Posted 11 Sep 2009 , 8:31pm
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I've never used an eyedropper...seems messy. I use the squeeze bottles with various size tips...then toothpicks if necessary.

ButtacreamRose Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 5:52am
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charman....The squeeze bottles, are they the 2oz. size with interchangeable tips? Checked on the net and they only come 2 to a pkg . Do you or anyone else know where I can buy them in bulk?

cindy58 Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 11:40am
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charman....The squeeze bottles, are they the 2oz. size with interchangeable tips? Checked on the net and they only come 2 to a pkg . Do you or anyone else know where I can buy them in bulk?




The 2 oz ones with the coupler/changeable tips are my FAVORITE. I have a whole bunch of other bottles that I don't really use anymore. The small bottles hold a typical amount I would mix up, and are easier to hold. I bought them here: http://www.countrykitchensa.com/catalog/product.aspx?T=9&ProductId=619471. I believe I have 14 now, and sometimes have all those colors going. A cool thing about those bottles is that they also come with a regular screw on cap, so if you're saving the icing to use later, just put that cap on and wash out your tip for next time. I haven't seen them any other way than the 2 pack for the 2 oz. bottles.

I don't think wet on wet is messier than other cookie decorating. It's best not to overfill the base coat because you will be adding other colors to it. You have to have "enough" base on though to make it work. I usually use a #3 tip, but less icing would obviously flow from the smaller tips.

ButtacreamRose Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 12:19pm
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Thanks cindy58.

cinderspritzer Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 2:32pm
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I still don't get it. Pictures please.






These are some leaves I did recently with the wet/wet technique. Just swirled the colors together when they were all still wet. It's not as detailed and pretty as what can be done, just a general example.

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ButtacreamRose Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 4:34pm
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Originally Posted by sugaah

I still don't get it. Pictures please.





These are some leaves I did recently with the wet/wet technique.

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Cool.Thanks cinderspritzer,Still can't figure out how to post pics or threads on the forum .Hope that helps sugaah.

luv2bake6 Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 4:16pm
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Wow! Those are so nice! Great fall colors!

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