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post #16 of 27
Yes, and you might want to have a couple extra cookies to practice and see how your icing behaves until you get used to it. Sounds like a good excuse to bake some cookies this weekend, doesn't it? icon_smile.gif

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post #17 of 27
Deanna.. Thanks for all the info ! I have been in the mood to make cookies I guess thats why this thread caught My eye! Right Now Im making apple butter and a few other things So I guess I have to wait a few days ( darn it ). Well maybe I can at least get my dough made up and My R.I so I can be ahead! Thanks again !!
post #18 of 27
Mmmmmmmmm......... Apple butter..................

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post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by TooMuchCake

If the Wilton cookie icing is working the way you want it, it may be the way for you to go. Sounds like when you use the royal, you may either have it too thin so that you can't control it, or whatever you're using to flood with (a bottle or a bag?) has too large an opening in it. I rarely outline any of my cookies unless I need a contrasting color outline. If you thin the icing so that when you drop a spoonful of it back into the bowl and then count 10 seconds, the icing should *just* level back out when you get to 10. Err on the side of too thick rather than too thin.

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I read a thread a while back that said the same thing about not outlining. Was most likely you!!

Can you describe how you do this? Do you just work with the slightly thicker flood icing (my flood levels by 5-6, not 10) close to the edges then into the middles?

Your cookies look so wonderful and clean on the edge *and* it would sure save a lot of time.

Thanks - Pat
post #20 of 27
Thanks, Pat. I usually do a quick outline with the icing I'm using for the flooding, because that keeps the edges smooth, and then quickly fill it in. Smaller shapes or simple shapes, I'll just go from one side the other when I fill them in. I just did a big order of star shapes, and for those, I worked in concentric circles from the outside inwards. Some shapes that are complex will start to crust a bit on the quickie outline if I don't work from the outside in. In other words, keeping the outside of the shape wet so that there are no ridges when the flooding is complete. Did that make sense?

As long as your icing isn't so thin that it overflows your edges (or contrasting border, if you do that), it's all good. If you flood in your cookie - particularly this happens with small areas - and it looks perfect but you check it a couple hours later and it's made a big hole or has sunk down into a valley, your icing is too thin.

You're right about saving a lot of time by doing it this way. I know a lot of people swear by outlining, and this is one of those instances where all roads lead to Rome: If outlining works for ya and you like doing it that way, nothing says you can't. But I do decorated cookies for customers and can't take a lot of time on something I can do as well without it. Just my two cents there. icon_smile.gif

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post #21 of 27
I teach a cookie class monthly at a local charity using royal icing and to save time and make it easy for my students I thin out the RI to a flooding consistency (think colorflow) and put the RI in plastic squeeze bottles (the kind used for chocolate). We then outline and flood the cookie before flocking it with sugar. If you look in my pix I did some mittens cookies using that technique. Just don't outline too close to the edge and you'll be fine. You also won't have that telltale line at the border of your cookie. Hope that helps some! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #22 of 27
Hey Bob Those cookies are great ! Love the soft fabric look to them. I would still like to know how you get that tye /dye look though ??
What R.I recipe does everyone use here ? I use Antonia74,s
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post #23 of 27
Thank you so much Deanna & Bob.

I'm definitely trying it on my next batch of cookies.

Thks - Pat
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by fiddlesticks

Hey Bob Those cookies are great ! Love the soft fabric look to them. I would still like to know how you get that tye /dye look though ??
What R.I recipe does everyone use here ? I use Antonia74,s
Thanks



Ah tye dye, ancient chinese secret! icon_wink.gif Actually I'm demonstrating them at the DOS this weekend. Come on down! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #25 of 27
Ya right ! I have 3 kids and DIL,S comming from out of town for the weekend . And A family b/day! Im always pooped after these kind of weekends. Plus it takes me 2 days to get my house back to please me ! But hey if you want to share the how to here /pm or email I would be happy to have it LOL!!???
post #26 of 27
Thanks Bob!
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by fiddlesticks

Thanks Bob!


You're quite welcome! icon_wink.gif
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