Originally Posted by giraffe11
I have recently switched to this style of decorating........outlining and filling all at once with the same "glue" consistency and then thickening slightly for added details. My question is this.........if you want 2 colors in the base of the cookie.......like in a couple of GeminiRJ's Easter eggs that had striped base layers.......can you still do it this way? Don't the colors bleed into each other with no hard outline? Do you have to do the two colors at 2 different times with a drying cycle in between?
Oh.....and as to the op's question......I have been using Antonia's RI exclusively, since my first bought with the glace. Although, now that I see more tips from Gemini, I may try it one more time. I just have a hard time with bubbles in the glace and not with the Antonina's. And yes, I do let it sit......but it just seems to keep a grainy texture on the finished product for me. I'll have to experiment some more.
When two colors meet, I will do the lighter color first. Usually by the time I've finished all the cookies with that color, the icing has set enough to go back and add the color meeting it. If there is a really light color meeting a dark color, I will allow more drying time.
As for bubbles...I never have had a bubble in the icing that has been smoothed out with the off-set spatula. The only time I get a bubble is when there is a puddle of icing, so I try to make it as thin as possible. This isn't always possible, and the bubble results. I save a bit of icing to fill the hole and then smooth it over with my finger. It isn't perfect, but it works pretty good.