I Have No Idea Where To Begin!!!!

Baking By Alycat613 Updated 2 Sep 2010 , 5:03am by scp1127

Alycat613 Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 6:05pm
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So I have been making cakes for family and friends and I love doing it. But, people keep asking me for cookies. The nice ones...all decorated with the icing on top. I read stuff and I know they have to be flooded...correct? I'm just not sure where to even begin. I just make cookies cut out in the shape I want, bake them, and then what? How do i get the icing to look so smooth and nice? I have taken no classes for anything so I feel like I am slightly lost and behind others!! Thanks for any help in advance!!!

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7yyrt Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 7:39pm
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Start here - http://cakecentral.com/articles/112/how-to-bake-decorate-cookies
This is a great over-view article.

DanaG21 Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 7:52pm
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sillywabbitz Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 8:22pm
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I tried cookies once, just for my own little party. Charge big bucks for cookies...there is a reason these talented ladies and gentleman charge what they charge for their cookies. The are time consuming and a PITA sometimes icon_smile.gif I'll stick to cupcakes and cakes because my patiences just isn't with me for cookiesicon_smile.gif

metria Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 8:27pm
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here's a great blog plus pointers:

http://cookiecrazie.blogspot.com/p/faq.html

Rosie2 Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 9:07pm
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Great info, thanks to all!!!

sweet56pooh Posted 1 Sep 2010 , 6:25am
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Another great blog.
www.sweetopia.net

imagenthatnj Posted 1 Sep 2010 , 10:33am
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Yes! Highly recommend Sweetopia! I read it everyday. You always learn something new there.

Alycat613 Posted 2 Sep 2010 , 1:06am
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THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH EVERYONE FOR YOUR SUGGESTIONS AND REPLIES!!!! THEY ARE ALL GREAT AND I HAVE SPENT MY EVENING READING EACH ONE AND LEARNING!!!!

scp1127 Posted 2 Sep 2010 , 5:03am
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Thanks for the sweetopia site! Very nice.

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