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post #16 of 32
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Oh wow! If that's the ones you are talking about, mine are not going to look anything like that, I'm pretty sure. I do love them though, so I can try and see if I can do something like that with the monorgram in the middle in addition to the church ones and let her choose. This is going to be such a disaster, I'm so out of my comfort zone.....
Thanks again for all your help. Maybe once I try them, you can provide me with some honest feedback to make them look at least somewhat presentable
Thanks again, P
post #17 of 32
You'll do fine!

I know how you feel, I HATE doing cookie bouquets. They are totally out of my comfort zone but I was able to talk the hostess throwing the shower out of doing them for all the tables and settled on just one for the bride.

After all was said and done, I think it turned out OK, but the stress involved..yikes.

You do really nice work, try not to stress out too much!
post #18 of 32
cookiemookie, your stenciling is incredible. I've tried using stencils with royal icing but it never works.
post #19 of 32
cookiemookie, are your stencils store bought or made by hand? I'm thinking of the LOVE heart cookies...
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post #20 of 32
I get most of my stencils from

www.culinarystencils.com

They have really nice stuff and are so worth the money.

I've used the Wilton ones, but honestly they just aren't as durable.

Thank you for the nice comments.

I use a pretty thick consistency of royal icing to do mine, unlike the actual video demonstrations I've seen. I think it works much better.
post #21 of 32
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Ok cookiemookie and whoever else wants to help, finally here is my attempt at my first cookies, definitely not happy with them. Was dreading them for a reason... Monogramms are pain, I tried to stencil them but because of embossed background, the lines kept messing up and bleeding into the grooves, so had to try freehanding them and/or doing them on wax paper first-not sure which one is easier. Anyways, here are the pictures. I need help--I need to make them presentable for this weekend wedding. What do I do? What will make them look better? Pretty please....
Thanks in advance, P
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post #22 of 32
Pebbles - I think they look great! They are very pretty! They make me want to make some!

I'm not a RI expert, but I wonder if you would have better success with the monogram if the RI was a bit stiffer?
post #23 of 32
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I have tried different consistencies RI and none seemed to be just right, so I'm not sure what will be the best. Thank you for thinking they look good, but to me they just look "homemade" and not in the best meaning of the word..... icon_cry.gif
post #24 of 32
i think they look great!
post #25 of 32
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Originally Posted by Pebbles1727

I have tried different consistencies RI and none seemed to be just right, so I'm not sure what will be the best. Thank you for thinking they look good, but to me they just look "homemade" and not in the best meaning of the word..... icon_cry.gif



I think you're being too critical of yourself....something all too common in cookie decorators! The only change I would suggest would be to make the letter larger. Once you do that, I think they'll be gorgeous!
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post #26 of 32
I think the cookies look great! They aren't "perfect" but I think you should be proud of them. Think what you would say if someone else had posted them... would you think they looked good?
post #27 of 32
Thread Starter 
Thanks you all for incouragement. I guess if someone else posted them, I would not think they are terrible, but I would not be putting them in my favs. But again, I don't do cookies.... They were still on my to do list for much later this year. And you are right, Gemini, the letter needs to be larger, I have been practicing for the last hour and finally came up with the way to do it that I'm okay with. I also found another design on here that I will try out this afternoon and see if it looks any better. Then, I'll see what the bride says... I guess...
But how can I make this "perfect" or close to it with my limited ability? This is a very spoiled rotten bride and I have no clue what her expectations are. I don't go to too many weddings, and the ones I've been to, did not have cookies. Here in the galleries, there is a big difference in skill for wedding cookies. Where is an average? What do people normally expect? Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh... I'm sure I'm overthinking all of this...
Thanks again for all your help, P
post #28 of 32
I think you did a great job! I agree with gemini that the monogram could be a little larger.

You could either sprinkle the letter when wet with a little of that sparkle dust(disco dust ect). If it's an evening reception they will sparkle like diamonds. Or you could paint it with some silver luster dust mixed with vodka or lemon extract to make it stand out more.

I used the sparkle stuff with the first cookies I ever stenciled last summer, they were purple hearts with white stenciling. They looked so pretty on the tables at night. I couldn't believe that I made them.

Don't be so hard on yourself. You did fine!
post #29 of 32
You know pebbles, those cookies are gorgeous! I personally cannot write for beans on anything sugar so I use the almighty Tappits. You can use those in fondant and even gild them if you like -- nobody will ever know! icon_biggrin.gif It's just a thought... icon_rolleyes.gif
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post #30 of 32
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Thanks you all! I did consider tapits but kinda late, plus I do not like the taste or texture of fondant, and rolled buttercream is somewhat hard to work with when it comes to small cutouts. Anyways... here are my final attempts before making them for real. I tried out another design, the one with flowers, and really liked it much more, not loved it, but liked it much better. Well, the bride did not like it... So, she wants to go with the scrolly ones with green luster dust on them (the one to the left on double photo), honestly, they look like they are sprouting some mold because of that luster dust, but she seemed to like them the most. Go figure. I think I'll tint my buttercream a little green and then put clear luster dust on them instead. Also, got to work on some spacing issues, but I guess all in all, that's what they are going to look like. Thanks you all for all your help, it is really greatly appreciated. Now, I'll just have to figure out how to package them in tule with ribbon on top... Oh boy...
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