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post #46 of 62
I haven't tried them w/ a tip. They are quite "flimsy", but that's the way I like them---my hands really give me a hard time icon_sad.gif But if you taped the entire seam up the bag it might work. I've even taped around the opening w/ disposables so icing doesn't come through. Coupler, I highly doubt it

But I've had success w/ just snipping---for a round tip & also a leaf tip & I can get those babies teeny tiny too. Going to try snipping like a rose tip to see if I can use it for lace on my corset cookies.

As far as I know there are no instructions. I can post here if anyone wants.
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post #47 of 62
This is really helpful! Thanks so much! I think I will give it a try. So tired of washing 'disposable' bags! icon_lol.gif
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post #48 of 62
Here is a list of where I look in person and on line for inspiration after I've checked out the cookie Masters here on CC. (Bowing humbly!!!)
I know that some of these have already been mentioned.
Clip art
Coloring pages
Greeting cards
Wood painting patterns
Felt patterns (the ones for Christmas ornaments etc.)
Stickers ( I especially like the new 3-d flower ones)
Embroidery patterns ( The simple ones)
Stained glass patterns ( these are great for starting out as the leaded lines can be the outline or detail design.) Some of my flower cookies were inspired by these.
Just be specific when you Google in images, ie. stained glass rose etc. and you'll get a lot of different images to look through.
I'm sure there are more, but I hope this is helpful.
post #49 of 62
Wow, what a great thread! I finally took the time to read all of your ideas and LOVE them! I'm still not getting the idea of a homemade bag out of saran wrap but I'll go back and re-read, I'm a little slow without visuals most times.

Last night when I was putting my son to bed I was looking at his bedsheets, which have little cars and trucks on them, and thought to myself what cute cookies they would make. That's when you know you have it bad, lol.
post #50 of 62
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Originally Posted by HeidiCrumbs

Last night when I was putting my son to bed I was looking at his bedsheets, which have little cars and trucks on them, and thought to myself what cute cookies they would make. That's when you know you have it bad, lol.



Yep, you've got cookieitis!
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post #51 of 62
Here's the link to the frosting plug (that just sounds nasty. I hate the word plug)

Anyway, hope this is what others are talking about:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-588591.html
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post #52 of 62
Brilliant! Love that there's pictures to go with it. I don't see how you wouldn't get frosting in the very tip though and then still have to wash it out a bit. Not anywhere as much as a full bag though. I sitll swear by my dollar store zip lock baggies that are $1 for 100. For flooding they're a lifesaver, not so much for fine details, but if I keep practicing maybe my technique will come around. Anyway, thanks for posting that link!
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Last night when I was putting my son to bed I was looking at his bedsheets, which have little cars and trucks on them, and thought to myself what cute cookies they would make. That's when you know you have it bad, lol.



Oh, I have done the same thing! I saw a cute image on a t-shirt a child was wearing and had to resist the urge to get out a paper and start sketching!
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post #54 of 62
Heidi, you're lucky b/c everytime I've tried ziplocs they burst at the seams. Maybe for flooding they're ok. I just quit trying.
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post #55 of 62
Dandelion, luckily I haven't had that happen to me...yet. I have actually thought about how much that would suck so I'm sure it's going to happen sooner than later, lol. However, I flood with quite thin icing, probably too thin because I have to watch for spillage, but that maybe is why the ziplocks work for me, I don't have to squeeze hard at all. For the thicker stuff I still use the Wilton bags and tips etc...It's funny though because I don't even use the name brand bags which would be thicker.
post #56 of 62
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Last night when I was putting my son to bed I was looking at his bedsheets, which have little cars and trucks on them, and thought to myself what cute cookies they would make. That's when you know you have it bad, lol.



Oh, I have done the same thing! I saw a cute image on a t-shirt a child was wearing and had to resist the urge to get out a paper and start sketching!



The muse will hit when we least expect it, huh? The only reason I came up with the designs for the heart shape cookies that I posted recently (one for each month of the year) was because I wanted to do a cookie patterned off the ceramic suns I saw everywhere while in Arizona. I decided I couldn't get started on the sun cookies until I had used up the heart cookies in the freezer. I probably would've never done the month by month heart cookies otherwise, yet they were a tremendous amount of fun to do! And I can't tell you how surprised (pleasantly) I've been at the response they've gotten by all of you!

A hint to those wondering if you'll ever use the designs: you don't have to do all 12. Pick one month and instead of writing the name of the month as I did, add another little design or repeat the one shown. (A bat on the right side would look cute on the October heart, for instance).

CC is the best place to get inspired! I love seeing all the beautiful cookie art that gets posted here.
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post #57 of 62
Pesonally I like to use a fairly thin icing (it will "melt" into itself within about 3 seconds) to fill with and I have a medium thickness for ouling and adding in details. I also prefer to use parchment triangles for my royal with the exception of my outlining bag. Then I use a disposable plastic bag with a #2 tip. I add my details while the icing is still wet so that the cookies are smooth. I find my designs mostly using google image finder. Then I freehand onto the cookie using my image as a guide right next to the cookie I am working on. I just focus on a small part at a time instead of overwhelming myself with the whole image at a time. First I outline the general shape of the image, then I move onto the head, arms, etc. I can't draw well, but can do this on a cookie. Good luck on your cookie making! It is much fun!
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post #58 of 62
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Heidi, you're lucky b/c everytime I've tried ziplocs they burst at the seams. Maybe for flooding they're ok. I just quit trying.



dandelion - I use the Hefty freezer bags in the blue box (not ziplock and not the regular ones - the ones), and rarely have a bag split on me....
post #59 of 62
Ok, I have tried flooding for the first time! I tried both with an outline and without, and have discovered I can actually flood without out an outline and not make a mess, and I like the look better. I do though understand there is a need sometimes for outlining. I just did a basic shamrock for the first batch. I used Antonia's RI and if I do outline, I will thin it down a tad though. Anyway, Thank you all for the tips..they turned out great and tasted good too!
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post #60 of 62
freddyfl - I've been enjoying your photos and am really impressed with your cookie decorating. You have a very unique style that I really like. You got skills!

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