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post #121 of 184
The cookie pics are amazing! A couple of questions. I've seen cookies in shapes here that I've never seen cookie cutters for before (like the get well/doctor bouquet). Where do you find these? Also, what types of bags do you use to cover your cookies? Is there a standard size you use? Thanks and thanks for this thread.
post #122 of 184
most of MY cookies are hand cut out of clipart templates that i have made myself. to wrap cookies i use cellephane bags from nashville wraps. the size i use the most is the 4x2x9.
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post #123 of 184
Do you hand cut them out of card board and then cut them out on the dough?
post #124 of 184
i was wondering how you store the Glace, and how long it is good for?? thanks!
post #125 of 184
i print or draw out my design and laminate it. i use this laminated paper to cut out my dough. i keep them all stored in an extra large index file. the lamination also helps it stick to the dough.
i keep my glace in the fridge kept in the squeeze bottle and decorator bags. if i don't use it for 1 week i always remix before using. after 2 weeks i get rid of it(usually by letting the kids decorate with it). it is safe to eat, but uasually gets cloudy when dry
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post #126 of 184
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Originally Posted by Jazlady999

Do you hand cut them out of card board and then cut them out on the dough?



I draw up the design to the size I want, lay a sheet of plastic over it, trace it with a Sharpie marker, and then cut out with an exacto. You can use plastic that is sold at places like JoAnn's in the quilting or stencil aisle, or you can do like I do and recycle. My husband buys a lot of the booze gift sets that are out around Christmas. Almost all of them have clear plastic inserts in the boxes. I save those, and that's what I use. I've also done like kneadacookie and laminated, but I like to use the free stuff first!
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post #127 of 184
Hi GeminiRJ
I am fascinated by your cookies and thanks everyone for all the tips.
I have only made one batch of cookies and they came out very uneven. I think I will try a different recipe for the icng. The recipe you gave on page one...is that 3 flat or rounded tbsp of milk powder?
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post #128 of 184
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Originally Posted by LateBloomer

Hi GeminiRJ
I am fascinated by your cookies and thanks everyone for all the tips.
I have only made one batch of cookies and they came out very uneven. I think I will try a different recipe for the icng. The recipe you gave on page one...is that 3 flat or rounded tbsp of milk powder?



I level all my measurements, so it would be flat not rounded.

On a side note, I made the icing without extract this weekend and the finish was PERFECT! I'm seriously wondering if the extract is the culprit in the blemished finish.
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post #129 of 184
This thread is AMAZING! SO many talented people here!!!

bakinccc... it looks like you use RI... correct? Do you outline your cookies before you fill them? FOr example... the 4th of July hearts... it looks like those were maybe outlined in black and then filled? Also, the Sound of music ones w/ the blue and black outline... how did you do those??? I would love any tips!

I also wanted to ask about using luster dust on cookies... how do you get a nice, thick coating of it? I have tried it before... I wanted to make some gold star cookies. I mixed the luster dust with vodka, then painted it on, but all it did was give the cookies a very ligh gold sheen. I wanted GOLD cookies! Did I use too much liquid and not enough dust?

GeminiRJ... can you bag the glace covered cookies and stack them, or will it dent the icing?
post #130 of 184
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Yes, you can bag and stack the cookies. Let them set at least overnight.
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post #131 of 184
GEm!- I used the glace, loved it, And i added extract, and it was fine??? maybe its the different kinds?
post #132 of 184
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Originally Posted by -Sweetheart-

GEm!- I used the glace, loved it, And i added extract, and it was fine??? maybe its the different kinds?



Lately, it's just been hit or miss! Very aggravating!
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post #133 of 184
i bet! i need to make more today, we will see how that turns out!
post #134 of 184
my most frustrating part of using glace (which i love much better than RI now) is that my colors are bleeding. In my recent cookies, my black outline bled into the base, my light blue bled into the white base, yellow also bled. I didn't have this with RI and i also allowed the base to dry a complete 24 hours before decorating and outlining.
post #135 of 184
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Originally Posted by luv2bake6

my most frustrating part of using glace (which i love much better than RI now) is that my colors are bleeding. In my recent cookies, my black outline bled into the base, my light blue bled into the white base, yellow also bled. I didn't have this with RI and i also allowed the base to dry a complete 24 hours before decorating and outlining.



Thankfully, I don't have a lot of problem with bleeding!
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