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post #151 of 184
Don't sign in for awhile and miss this super helpful thread! Thanks Gemini and Knead!
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post #152 of 184
Gemini - you mention in your tutorial that you use a tapered spatula. What is that exactly? I'm not sure if I have one or not.
post #153 of 184
Also I was wondering if I used white to outline then wanted to use a darker colour, like purple, to fill how long should I wait before filling with the darker colour?

I can't wait to try this glace next week!
post #154 of 184
i made a bouquet, and I cant wait to show you guys!
post #155 of 184
can't wait to see!
post #156 of 184
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Originally Posted by Spectra

Gemini - you mention in your tutorial that you use a tapered spatula. What is that exactly? I'm not sure if I have one or not.



The spatula I use is bent, and the end tapers to a point. The widest part of the blade is perhaps 5/8" and it narrows down to about 1/4". The pointed end comes in very handy when smoothing the icing into tight areas! I bought mine at a local crafts store for less than $5, if that helps.
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post #157 of 184
Oh yes, thank you Gemini! I do have one of those, I got it in my big tool kit for decorating cakes!
post #158 of 184
spectra, the sooner you fill your cookie, the more it will just blend together. if you outline in purple and then fill with purple it will become more seamless. if you want separation maybe for a quilted or pillowed look you could wait 15 minutes.
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post #159 of 184
Thanks Kneadacookie! I figure I'll pipe them all first, and by the time I'm done the last one the first will have set long enough, especially since I'm a beginner and haven't even tried it before in my life, probably will take me a long time! Haha! icon_biggrin.gif
post #160 of 184
I don't know how I missed this thread!! What great info!! icon_biggrin.gif
To find "THE RECIPE LINKS ARE HERE" thread, click on "Forums", then "Recipes" and it's the first sticky. Latest updates are on (the bottom of) page 10 here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-625803-135.html
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To find "THE RECIPE LINKS ARE HERE" thread, click on "Forums", then "Recipes" and it's the first sticky. Latest updates are on (the bottom of) page 10 here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-625803-135.html
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post #161 of 184
Hi Susan,

I am curious about glace icing's shelf life that is the main reason why I have not used it the milk in it scares me a little.

As for the topic of outlining I find outlining in any color brings the cookie to life but you need to have the "touch" if you know what I mean. If you have not mastered piping focus on a good flood work and skip the outlining gives a more professional look. If you really want to do it and your lines aren't perfect might I suggest dipping it in some sanding sugar this hides the gloppy lines and the bonus is it makes the cookie extra sparkly.
LL
post #162 of 184
montrealconfections - those are adorable!!
post #163 of 184
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Originally Posted by Montrealconfections

Hi Susan,

I am curious about glace icing's shelf life that is the main reason why I have not used it the milk in it scares me a little.



The small amount of milk won't affect the shelf life of the glace. The high sugar content acts as a preservative. I usually refrigerate the unused icing for about a week or two. I rarely ever refrigerate the cookies, as this icing doesn't like getting cold. Perhaps the iced cookies will eventually go bad, but it would be long after I'd want to eat the cookie!
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post #164 of 184
Thank you so much for all the information in this thread, I have just spent half an hour reading and checking everyones photos! cant wait to try it!
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post #165 of 184
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I've been asked how I decorate cookies, and I thought I'd re-fresh this topic. Hopefully, some of the newer members of CC will find the information useful.

Happy decorating!
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