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post #16 of 38
Oh my goodness! 350 cookies!!!!! I hope you had no plans to get any sleep over the next few days. I've got to do 150 cookies for a friends wedding on 25 Nov and I am already freaking out! Never made so many 4" wedding cake cookies in my life and soon I will experience the joys of back aches and cramped fingers from icing them.
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post #17 of 38
piping the monogram onto semi-wet flooding will work, but it might take longer to flood a couple then go back and monogram a couple, then go back...piping the monogram first then flooding might work better from a production sense. i had an order for 270 wedding cookies i squeezed into 2 days...ouch!! I feel for you with 350
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post #18 of 38
It's do-able sure....but a lot of work and each step must be done very quickly before the icing starts to dry/crust or it won't look good at all.

Here's how I would do it.

-make up the thinned royal icing recipe
-split recipe into two bowls
-tint one bowl blue, tint one bowl brown
-put each icing colour in a piping bag
-outline all the cookies using either brown or blue (about a #1 tip)
-when dry (10 minutes), take one colour and fill in half the cookie then immediately take the other colour and fill in the other side of cookie (about a #2 tip)
-using a pin or a skewer, swirl the middle of the cookie to create a mixing of both colours (see my Autumn Leaf cookie photo for example of this technique)
-shake the cookie softly to settle the icing and quickly fill in any gaps
-take the opposing icing colour and write the initials on either side (this MUST be done before the icing starts to crust, so that the icing literally sinks into the icing and is flat)
-do not shake the cookie after this step or you risk distorting the lettering
LL
post #19 of 38
Wow Helen that is a lot of work but it looks like it is worth the effort. Your cookie looks great - just like everything else you make.
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post #20 of 38
Thanks BarbaraK! icon_smile.gif
post #21 of 38
Thread Starter 
Here are some of them! Outlined and flooded with a #3 tip in one fell swope, then did the "m" right away with a #2 tip, repeated on the other side! With 350 to do, I tried to come up with the quickest way possible! thanks for all your encouagement and help! My back was achey already so I took a break to post these!!
LL
post #22 of 38
WTG! Those look fantastic!

Laura.
post #23 of 38
They're beautiful!! Just like the sketch!
post #24 of 38
They look really great. Well done! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif Don't forget to book yourself in for a back massage after you are done. Sounds like you are going to need it!!!!
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post #25 of 38
nice work!
"Sugar, sugar...honey, honey...you are my candy girl..."
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"Sugar, sugar...honey, honey...you are my candy girl..."
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post #26 of 38
Thread Starter 
Thanks, everyone for the kudos! Since this is the first time I'd done cookies like this, I know I couldn't have done it without all the great advice you gave. Calling my massage therapist Tuesday to book my massage for Thursday (cookie delivery day). Think I might hit the chiropractor after the massage!! I've got two more decorating days (120 cookies a day) to go and I'm feeling it already!! I don't know how you do it if cookie decorating is your livlihood! Kudos to YOU!!
post #27 of 38
Your cookies look phenomenal!!!! It will be well worth the work to see your friends joy in you doing this for her. GREAT JOB!!! Hang in there...You'll get through it!
post #28 of 38
I just had to say that your cookies are beautiful. I am sure the bride and the groom will be pleased! icon_biggrin.gif

Valerie

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

Albert Einstein

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Valerie

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

Albert Einstein

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post #29 of 38
wow great job ladies.
post #30 of 38
OMG! Your cookies look awesome. Just like the sketch too. Good luck to you.
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