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post #106 of 184
gotta keep watching this thread!

GeminiRJ, you know your outlining tip has helped me!!
post #107 of 184
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Just thought I'd pass along the information that I've started adding clear extract to the icing recipe. I didn't want to tamper with it, but it tastes better with 1/2 tsp. of either clear vanilla or almond.

My question is this: I'm having a lot more problems with the finish of the glace getting very small, barely noticeable spots. But they're still there. I've tried the usual remedies (brite white, higher ratio of corn syrup to milk), without success. I'm wondering if the extract is the culprit? Anyone notice a difference in the glace finish when using extract as opposed to without?
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post #108 of 184
That's interesting. I get the tiny spots too and i've never made glace without extract cuz i feel it's needed. I too wonder if that's the culprit.
post #109 of 184
i am trying the glace tonight.... man I love it!!! just have to get used to the one consistancy thing, but even the colours look nicer. icon_smile.gif
post #110 of 184
You can get as many consistencies as you want with glace. You just add more PS to get it stiffer and more water to get it thinner.
post #111 of 184
what cookie dough do you ladies use to make the cookies? I tried the one on here, its calls no-fail cookie, but i dont like the taste of it.
post #112 of 184
i use the "best rolled sugar cookie" recipe on here icon_smile.gif

Thanks luv2bake6!!! Im used the the "dam" method lol
post #113 of 184
surgery2 -- I love the recipe that CookieCrazie uses. There's a link to it on her blog (just Google to find it). It's a soft sugar cookie and tastes great.
post #114 of 184
thanks!
post #115 of 184
Thanks so much for the great advice and ideas!!!
I've been wanting to improve my cookies, I'll try your tips this week...
post #116 of 184
Probably a dumb question but how do you know what color to outline cookies with? I see most of Gemini's cookies (Too cute!!) are in black, I guess to show detail which looks great. I have my first cookie and cake order for a wedding shower and I am nervous! Thank you!!!
post #117 of 184
thanks for sharing! i usually outline first because i don't want the icing to spill over the edge. guess i'm making it too thin huh?
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post #118 of 184
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Originally Posted by jenniferjo

Probably a dumb question but how do you know what color to outline cookies with? I see most of Gemini's cookies (Too cute!!) are in black, I guess to show detail which looks great. I have my first cookie and cake order for a wedding shower and I am nervous! Thank you!!!



For inspiration, take a look at kneadacookie's creations. Many times she uses the same color as the area she is outlining, and her cookies are fabulous! With black, I only have to thicken one color icing to do the entire cookie, which is easier. A big plus for me!
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post #119 of 184
susan, thanks for the shout!! i have outlined with both black, and with the same color as fill. i guess it all depends on the design.
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post #120 of 184
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Originally Posted by kneadacookie

susan, thanks for the shout!! i have outlined with both black, and with the same color as fill. i guess it all depends on the design.



But knowing which to use is what separates the novice from the pro! And you're definitely a pro! I just did some cookies where I outlined everything in white....a first for me....and I really like how they turned out.
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