Newbie To Cookie Decorating Help?

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moegee09 Posted 26 Sep 2006 , 2:15pm
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New to fancy cookie decorating. I always decorate christmas cookies, but for that my mom usually makes simple powdered sugar glaze icing. could I frost cookies with royal and buttercream. And do I just just a regular piping bag?

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cindy6250 Posted 26 Sep 2006 , 2:19pm
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Royal is really good for fancy decorating. You can also use buttercream or Marshmallow fondant or rolled buttercream (very similar to fondant).

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Sugarflowers Posted 26 Sep 2006 , 2:23pm
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Royal icing is my favorite for decorating cookies. Once it dries, the cookies can be stacked. I recently discovered that cookies frosted with royal can be frozen and thawed with no ill effect. Just be sure to separate each layer.

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blondie500 Posted 26 Sep 2006 , 2:30pm
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I've never done cookies before, but I'm going to attempt some for my sister-in-law's shower. I ordered a 4" baby bottle, but when I received it, it seemed small. I know the cookies spread a bit, so I don't know if I should order the 5" size. I only plan on putting on icing, then writing, "Baby ____". Do you think the 4" will be sufficient, or should I bump up to the larger size? Thanks for anyone's help.

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Mom_Of_4 Posted 26 Sep 2006 , 2:31pm
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I decorate all of my cookies with buttercream. I think the taste is much better with buttercream vs. the royal icing. After I decorate my cookies, I let them sit out over night and by the morning they are ready to be stacked, or put in bags!

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moegee09 Posted 28 Sep 2006 , 1:56pm
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Thanks for all your help!!

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