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First, welcome to CC. It's a fun and addictive place to be.If you aren't able to find a bakery offering classes, Wilton is a good alternative. Read, read, and read as much as you can and be willing to delve in and practice techniques. www.karenscookies.net has some video tutorials for beginners. The key to professional looking cookies is to practice and practice some more.I prefer Americolor over Wilton because it's in a squeeze bottle which is quicker and less messy....
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays for cookie making.I have yet to walk into a craft store just to buy one item without walking out with a basket full of things.
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I made these cookies for my friend Carlos' birthday. I took a photo of him and traced his facial features onto cardboard - cut out his nose, eyes, mouth, and used them as stencils with edible ink pens to trace on cookie. I then filled in with royal icing.Not having any talent in art, this was a long and difficult task. I'm wondering if anyone has any easy and effective ways to transfer pictures and ideas onto cookies. Wilton suggests using piping gel for cakes but it...
Ganache is too thin to hold swirls. You might want to try using chocolate mousse. I've made swirls with chocolate mousse and they held up fine.
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As a newbie here can someone explain what Sur La Table is and how do I find them?
For me the hardest part of decorating is making circles and swirls with icing. They never seem to come out round. Anyone else have this problem?
I also use the butter/shortening combo. Butter alone is too soft and doesn't hold up as well. And all shortening with butter extract tastes phoney to me.
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