Will A Thin Buttercream Frosting Set For Cookie Decorating?

Baking By sewsugarqueen Updated 15 Dec 2010 , 2:41am by damanda

sewsugarqueen Posted 6 Dec 2010 , 12:50am
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Busy making fancy cookies for holidays--nutcrackers, large snowflakes and trees. While I am using the royal icing it doesn't have the greatest of tastes because of all that meringue. I thought of putting a very thin layer of buttercream frosting as a base and then decorate with royal icing. Anyone try this yet? I want taste great combined with WOW pretty.
Would appreciate any hints you have done.

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babylamb Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 8:39pm
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You could use Karen's Meringue Buttercream, it hardens beautifully when you thin it out. The recipe is on her site, www.karenscookies.net. If you need somewhere to take your cookies, I have 4 grandkids in Windsor who are great taste testers icon_biggrin.gif

sewsugarqueen Posted 8 Dec 2010 , 11:05pm
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Dear Babylamb,
thanks so much ... what a great website. Well I am going to try it and see what happens. Merci beaucoup!!! icon_biggrin.gif

mombabytiger Posted 13 Dec 2010 , 2:38am
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I just tried this using reg. BC. It did not harden and could not be stacked. I didn't like using it. The color flow works much better.

mombabytiger Posted 13 Dec 2010 , 11:10am
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I would think that any buttercream that hardened sufficiently would taste pretty gnarly! Also - there's that fat issue - can't imagine how you get fat to harden without refrigeration.

pattycakesnj Posted 13 Dec 2010 , 12:00pm
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use lots of flavoring and you won't taste the meringue powder in RI. I use almond emulsion and vanilla and everyone loves my cookies decorated with RI

awatterson Posted 15 Dec 2010 , 1:20am
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How about the cookie glaze from Carmie00? That hardens and I stack my cookies and it tastes great.


damanda Posted 15 Dec 2010 , 2:41am
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Wow!! How much time do you put into one cookie?

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