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My hands are soo sore!

post #1 of 14
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I have 2 orders due this weekend and had to start doing the images for them. One order is 3 dozen christmas cookies and the other is a 60th b-day cookie bouquet with 2 dozen cookies. Because I am no good at free handing ANYTHING I usually do royal icing images. This way I can do very nice cookies of anything I want. HOWEVER it takes a long time since they are so detailed and my hand is so sore now after 6 hours of making images. I have to make them 2 days ahead of the cookies to give them time to dry. I have attached some of the christmas ones I did, I will post pictures of the cookies once they are finished on Sunday.
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post #2 of 14
Those look so good!
post #3 of 14
they are very cute! nice work!
post #4 of 14
They'll love them. They are all so cute. Nice job.



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post #5 of 14
Those are ABSOLUTELY wonderful!! WOW. Did you trace each pattern first. Do you place those on round cookies? I mean, these are REALLY nice.
post #6 of 14
Great work! Really nice!
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post #7 of 14
THose are great. How do you place them on the cookies?
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post #8 of 14
They are great...aren't you worried about them breaking??
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post #9 of 14
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Hi Guys, thanks for the comments and questions.

I always make a couple extra but honestly I don't usually have any breakage. Like any technique, pratice makes perfect to find out what works. I found there are a few tricks, one is to make sure you do them on a hard surface that will not bend - I use cake boards. Second I do a good sized boarder so that I can use a good amount to fill in with and make sure that when you fill in, you use a toothpick and get into the small spots and right to the edges. Now make sure you let them dry for 24-48hrs, longer is better. Most royal icing breaks when either too thin or more often not dried properly thumbsdown.gif I put these on all shapes of cookies, usually either gingerbread or the no-fail sugar cookies. I'll post pictures of the finished cookies when I am done this weekend.
post #10 of 14
They look great thumbs_up.gif Can't wait to see the finished cookies!
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post #11 of 14
Great Idea, I usually do this with gingerbread houses. I do all the ornamentation first...like the wreaths, candles , poinsettias and such...then when I put the house together..all I have to do is add the candies..
post #12 of 14
Great job!!! I can't wait to see the finished cookies.
post #13 of 14
Nice job ! Can't wait to see the finished cookies. My favorite is the reindeers.
post #14 of 14
icon_surprised.gifthumbs_up.gif Those are simply adorable and perfect kiddo, I love them, what a marvelous job you did! Hhmn, is the doggie to scare the cat away, haha, maybe I should try that!
Gosh, you do perfect work!
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