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post #166 of 184
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Originally Posted by GeminiRJ

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!



Thank you for refreshing. i just read the thread and it has a lot of great tips. I will have to try, maybe this weekend.
post #167 of 184
Hi can't wait to decorate some cookies just wish all this darn humidity icon_sad.gif would go away want to thank all the cc people for the tips especially GeminiRJ for the recipe I know what I'll be doing this weekend lol again thank you icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
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post #168 of 184
Awesome information in this thread. Thank you, Gemini, for reviving it, and kudos to all you talented decorators out there. I get so much inspiration from this site!
post #169 of 184
thanks so much GeminiRJ this will help me a lot
post #170 of 184
This is a great thread! Thank you to all of the amazing decorators who contribute to my learning everyday!
Has anyone made chocolate glace? I would like to do some dark brown cookies, and I'm wondering if I could color the glace with cocoa powder so I don't have to use as much of the icing color.
post #171 of 184
GeminiRJ; Thank you so much for sharing your secrets to great looking cookies and your recipe too.
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post #172 of 184
Yay! I just read every single page! I learned so much from you wonderful ccer's! Thank you!

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post #173 of 184
I tried using glace for the first time tonight. I love it! I've been using royal icing, and I always felt so rushed and had issues getting it smooth unless I got the consistency just right. The glace doesn't set up so fast and smoothed out so nicely! It does take a lot longer to dry based on the base coat I did tonight. Tomorrow I'll do detail work on the cookies, so we will see how that works. I do think I will have to make it a thicker consistency that I'm used to in order to prevent spreading.
post #174 of 184
GeminiRJ: I finally had the chance to try your icing tips today and your recipe and I am a little curious. I first blended my milk and cornsyrup together and then added my powdered sugar gradually. I had to add about 3 more T of cornsyrup to the whole mixture and I still have the consistency of peanutbutter. I will keep adding cornsyrup until I get the elmers glue consistency, but I don't know how mine could be so different from yours. Is yours that consistency? I mean of elmers glue with that recipe or do you also have to add more cornsyrup to get it to that consistency? Thanks for any help.
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post #175 of 184
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Originally Posted by jules5000

GeminiRJ: I finally had the chance to try your icing tips today and your recipe and I am a little curious. I first blended my milk and cornsyrup together and then added my powdered sugar gradually. I had to add about 3 more T of cornsyrup to the whole mixture and I still have the consistency of peanutbutter. I will keep adding cornsyrup until I get the elmers glue consistency, but I don't know how mine could be so different from yours. Is yours that consistency? I mean of elmers glue with that recipe or do you also have to add more cornsyrup to get it to that consistency? Thanks for any help.



I sift the powdered sugar into a bowl, then add in the milk, corn syrup, and 1 tsp. extract (I used to not use extract, but I've found some wonderful flavors that really make the icing delicious). I mix these together with a spoon until it is well blended. While I almost always have to add either more liquid or more powdered sugar to get the consistency I want (I don't always measure perfectly), it's pretty close in consistnecy to that of glue. I've never had to add as much corn syrup as what you described. If the icing needs that much more liquid, I would add equal parts milk and corn syrup.
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post #176 of 184
Thanks Gemini: YOu answered my questions very well and I had also wondered about adding in an extract so you answered that as well. What flavors do you add when you make it?
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post #177 of 184
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My favorite is probably almond. But I've found that Spices, Etc. has a wide variety of extract flavors that are wonderful! For summer, I love the key lime. I also love their clear vanilla and coconut extracts. I just bought pomegranate, which smells heavenly! I've tried lemon, root beer, white chocolate, orange, mint, and maple. Yummm.
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post #178 of 184
spicesetc.com?
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post #179 of 184
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Originally Posted by GeminiRJ

My favorite is probably almond. But I've found that Spices, Etc. has a wide variety of extract flavors that are wonderful! For summer, I love the key lime. I also love their clear vanilla and coconut extracts. I just bought pomegranate, which smells heavenly! I've tried lemon, root beer, white chocolate, orange, mint, and maple. Yummm.

Hi Susan, are you talking about Loranne oils or a different brand?

And thank youuuuuu again for being so kind to share tips with us 'cookie lovers' icon_smile.gif
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post #180 of 184
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Originally Posted by Rosie2

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Originally Posted by GeminiRJ

My favorite is probably almond. But I've found that Spices, Etc. has a wide variety of extract flavors that are wonderful! For summer, I love the key lime. I also love their clear vanilla and coconut extracts. I just bought pomegranate, which smells heavenly! I've tried lemon, root beer, white chocolate, orange, mint, and maple. Yummm.

Hi Susan, are you talking about Loranne oils or a different brand?

And thank youuuuuu again for being so kind to share tips with us 'cookie lovers' icon_smile.gif



The company is called Spices, etc. and TracyLH is the one who introduced me to them. They are on-line, so go to www.spicesetc.com and check them out. Yummy extracts, and so-o-o many to pick from!
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