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Cookie Disaster!! (yes...ME!)

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My first job today was to stencil all 100 smooth royal icing white cookies with a very intricate Chinese symbol in magenta and black.

(It was just to hard to write on each cookie by hand, so I had patiently traced and cut out a small stencil to use for the job. I bought special stencil brushes from the local craft store and matching edible powders to create a thinned paste to stencil with.)

Well, how happy was I when I finally finished the 100th cookie.......only to look at the stencil and realize...

....I had done it BACKWARDS!!! icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif
post #2 of 31
Oh that is so not funny, but I'm laughing so hard! God love ya....!
post #3 of 31
Oh Helen! What a shame!!! (But I bet they are BEAUTIFUL, delicious backward coookies!) Can they be fixed or is this a "do over"? 100 cookies, ACK!
post #4 of 31
Shock!!! GASP!!! Can you paint over them somehow????

Debbi
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post #5 of 31
Oh no!!!!!! I hate that for you!! Just goes to show, we are ALL human!! I thought I was the only one to do things like that.
Makes a person like me feel better when a great decorator like you shares her mistakes. Thanks for sharing!!!!
post #6 of 31
I am so sorry, but I it is kinda funny. Sorry that you will have to them all over again maybe the ones that wrong can be sold for 1/2 price in store.
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post #7 of 31
Bless your heart! Murphy's Law strikes again. icon_surprised.gif


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post #8 of 31
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I don't have a store. Each cookie is done to order.


So, THANKFULLY I had let the white base icing dry for 2 days before I did this final step. (It was very very bone dry, crucial for what I was about to do.)

I took a brand new J-cloth, dampened it slightly and wiped off all the Chinese characters as best I could. (They couldn't have been a pale yellow...no, they had to be the darkest colours known to mankind!)

Anyway, they wiped off about 90-95% of the way. I let them dry for 2 hours again, then re-stenciled over them. I think I can get away with about 75-80 of the cookies. Some either didn't wipe off well, or just look too messy re-done.

My business partner, Ana, is on her way over here to give them a vito or a thumbs-up. After staring at them for 5 hours, I can't decide whether they are passable or not.
post #9 of 31
I'm so sorry! That stinks.

Maybe the symbol has an alternate meaning when printed backwards? Some great fortune perhaps? Like, "The rising moon will grant happiness to your family". icon_wink.gif
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post #10 of 31
Since you redid them I should keep quiet, but couldn't you set them up with a mirror behind them--they would look right in the mirror..... OK I will shut my smart rear up! Sorry that it happened!
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icon_lol.gif I love that even the best can make mistakes and still see the silver lining. It should be easier and faster the second time around. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #12 of 31
ohhhh, im so sorry this happened to you. hope it all works out!
post #13 of 31
I thought the same thing as far as a 'backward' meaning.
I'm soooo sorry, but that's one for the story book!
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post #14 of 31
oh no I'm so sorry you had to go through all that work before you realized. But (and this will sound terrible) I cant help laughing its like you know when someone trips and you laugh but you dont mean them ill will lol ok shutting up
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Oh Helen soooo sorry this happened! Here's to hoping you get a thumbs_up.gif on at least most of the cookies!
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