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post #1 of 38
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Hi cookie lovers everywhere!! I hope someone can help me with this dilema (?) ! I am doing 350 decorated sugar cookies for a freind's DD wedding. Here is the description: Heart cookies with one half of the cookie in teal and the other half in chocolate brown (wedding colors) with the letter "M" on each half in the opposing color. HOW DO I put the letter "M" on so that kinda sinks into the icing and doesn't stand out on top of the cookie??? I hope I made my ?? clear! Please give advice!! Thanks! I've never had to do this before! icon_surprised.gif
post #2 of 38
If you use Antonia's icing, pipe it on before the icing hardens and it kinda sinks into it by itself. HTH.
post #3 of 38
I wish I could help but I don't know so here's a BUMP for you!
post #4 of 38
could you pipe the "M" with the stiffer, outlining royal, then flood? don't know if you want that much distinction...
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post #5 of 38
Never tried that one. My first thought would be to "carve" the M in the cookies while they're still warm. That would give you the indent to fill with icing.

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post #6 of 38
I've used Antonia's icing to make cookies with several colors, but all smooth (I think there are some pics in my photos, of multi-colored heart cookies).

Just do your flooding, then like the poster above said, do the detail right away. You may not get a perfectly crisp straight line, since the monogram icing will sorta sink into the background, but it will give a smooth surface.

I think it will be a challenge to get the line straight in the middle, and the colors all mixing and matching in the right places. When you pipe the details while the flood icing is still wet, things tend to shift around as the detail icing settles, and pushes the background icing around. When I first started doing this, I overflowed quite a few cookies, because I put enough "extra" icing to push the flood icing beyond the borders. Is there any chance you could talk her into doing half the cookies in teal with a chocolate brown "M" and the other half in brown with teal?

hth!
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post #7 of 38
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Okay, here is a pic of the cookie I hope to create with a smooth surface. If anybody has any ideas on how to get the "M" on the cookie without sticking up too much, I'd be grateful!! Thanks! thumbs_up.gif
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post #8 of 38
this is very easy to do.........use antonia74's icing recipe on this site......I would first make the dividing line with a slightly stiffer consistency and then immediately flood half making sure to touch the flood icing to the dividing line so it melds together....then flood the other half.....then using the same flood consistency ( like pancake batter I find works really well) draw in the M on either side with the correct colors then let the whole thing sit out at least over night to be completely dry.....here I'll include a photo of my valentine's day cookies you can see that the cookie with the bee and hive on it is the same level I was just impatient and didn't wanna wait for the

yellow to dry before I drew on the cookie with the brown!! In fact all the brown and yellow and brown and pink ones were done like that! I thought it was kinda neat that it was all smooth too...everyone was wondering how I managed to do that.......turns out all you have to do is be impatient......they take a while to start setting up..but your best bet is going to be to work on each cookie individually.....no assembly line set up here....finish one cookie then start the next just to be sure!!! good luck!

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post #9 of 38
Could anyone give a link to this recipie for the icing, I am having trouble finding it?
post #10 of 38
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-1983-Royal-Icing-for-Decorated-Cookies.html


here you go!!!
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post #11 of 38
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Originally Posted by christeena

I am doing 350 decorated sugar cookies
HOW DO I put the letter "M" on so that kinda sinks into the icing and doesn't stand out on top of the cookie???



OMG! 350 of these! Are you sure you want to commit to that? Makes my back hurt just thinking about it!

Anyhoo, if you pipe on the letter while the background flood icing is still soft, your letter piping will sink into the icing. Good luck w/ that big order!
post #12 of 38
Would using rolled buttercream and cookie cutters work? Use the same cutter used for the cookie, then cut out where the letter will be and place the letter there? Does that make sense?
I haven't tried the flooding technique yet.
post #13 of 38
Thread Starter 
KHalstead- Thanks for the advice! I was going to do the assembly line thing with first the blue/brown "M" and then go back and do the other side! BTW, your cookies look awesome!!

Yomomma- Yep, I have already committed myself! icon_rolleyes.gif What was I thinking?? The cookies are due Nov. 2nd and I've just started baking!! Please keep me in your prayers!!
post #14 of 38
if all else fails...stencil...
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post #15 of 38
Good Luck - I am sure you will make it with flying colors (literally lol)
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