What Tips?

Baking By amarilloyankee Updated 17 Sep 2010 , 5:53pm by GeminiRJ

amarilloyankee Posted 14 Sep 2010 , 11:29pm
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What tips do you use to decorate cookies? I am thinking of venturing to try to make some cookies but the decorating part has me totally scared!

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pursuing_perfection Posted 15 Sep 2010 , 12:48am
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If you are "flooding" a sugar cookie, I would suggest a Wilton #4 Round. If you are doing detail work, then use a Wilton #2 Round. Hope that helps. I have done some sugar cookies, including several hundred for wedding favors, but unfortunately I don't have pictures.

You could always pick a sugar cookie you like from the galleries and PM the creator for advice.

icer101 Posted 15 Sep 2010 , 1:23am
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please look up c/cer antonia74 , under member list. there you will learn her techniques. I think it is under tutorials on c/c also. but first look her up and follow her from there. hth

imagenthatnj Posted 15 Sep 2010 , 2:14am
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bonniebakes Posted 15 Sep 2010 , 12:27pm
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I'm not sure if you meant tips for decorating (like how-tos and hints) or decorating tips (like Wilton, PME, sizes, etc.)....

If you mean tips - I use a combination of Wilton and PME and Ateco tips, ranging in sizes from 00 - 5 for my cookie decorating.

I suspect you mean hints/suggestions, though... here are some really great links to threads and articles on CakeCental that have a wealth of information to get you started. But there is so much more if you have questions on a specific topic (like drying time/location, freezing, recipes, etc.). I also suggest you peruse the cookie forum and album because there are so many wonderful decorators on here that share great information and are truly inspiring.

Antonia74s article
http://www.cakecentral.com/article54-How-To-Bake--Decorate-Cookies.html

icing tips/info
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-588155.html


Have fun - it is truly an addictive hobby!

GeminiRJ Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 5:53pm
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Ditto what Bonnie said! I was totally clueless to the beauty of decorated sugar cookies until I stumbled across CC. (I was used to some icing and lots of sprinkles!) First I was awestruck and intimidated. Then, I decided to get serious and give cookie decorating a try. LOVE it! Don't hesitate to ask questions, as the majority of decorators on this site are more than happy to answer them.

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