Question On Outline And Flooding

Baking By mandymomof3 Updated 4 Jan 2011 , 6:08am by cheatize

mandymomof3 Posted 3 Jan 2011 , 3:55am
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I am having trouble with getting my flood to "mesh" with my outline. The cookies look good, but you can definitely see a difference with the outline and the flood. Any suggestions to make it look like one consistent frosting piece?

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JanH Posted 3 Jan 2011 , 4:13am
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Have you seen this tutorial on decorated cookies:


cheatize Posted 3 Jan 2011 , 6:40am
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It sounds like your outline is getting too dry before you go back to flood. How long are you waiting between outline and flood?

mandymomof3 Posted 3 Jan 2011 , 3:03pm
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Thanks for the help. I may try to do it without the outline next time. I outlined, thinned the icing, and flooded right away, but it still was quite obvious there was an outline, so I'll just have to try again. Thanks.

drakegore Posted 3 Jan 2011 , 3:17pm
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i outline and you almost never see it.
i outline only 2 or 3 cookies at a time (depends on size) and then flood.
i take put the tip of my flood bottle right up against the outline and lay down a line of flood right next to the outline...then start filling in.

cheatize Posted 4 Jan 2011 , 6:08am
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You outlined, then thinned the outline icing, and then flooded? I'm pretty sure the outline was too dry by then. I make my icing, thin part for outlining, thin part for flooding, and then go to work. When I'm decorating cookies, I'm working with either 2 bottles or 2 piping bags. One has outline consistency icing in it and the other had the flood consistency icing in it. It sounds like you're working with just one bottle or piping bag and having to outline all the cookies and then go back and flood them all. As drakegore said, I outline 2 or 3 cookies, go back and flood them (starting with the first one I outlined), outline 2 or 3 more cookies, flood them, repeat.

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