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post #91 of 184
Those balloons are sooo cute!! Did you bake them with the stick inside or did you attach them for packaging? What kind of sticks are those? They look thicker than bamboo skewers.
Ooooh, i wish i had a balloon cookie cutter.............
post #92 of 184
luv- i baked them with the stick in and they are thin bamboo sticks (like for bbq'ing) i was very excited to find the cutter (at this little "elite" kitchen store in my local downtown-also found a circus elephant which i haven't used-yet) i feel like the cookie is naked until i add that extra outline or detail-sometimes it sugar. has anyone crushed their sugar to make it more fine? like sanding sugar-i made mini sunglasses and wanted some sparkle but instead it looked chunky and i felt like they were ruined. i only have bulk barn and michael's close by. thanks icon_smile.gif
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post #93 of 184
What do you use to keep the bitter taste out of the black icing?
post #94 of 184
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Originally Posted by sandy1

What do you use to keep the bitter taste out of the black icing?



Sandi1 - too much coloring is what makes the icing taste bitter. There are a few things you can try... first, I add dark colored cocoa powder to some icing to make it brown. then, I use Americolor super black (you need less of the coloring than Wilton's black). I also mix my brown icing with the black gel jst to get it dark grey, then let it sit overnight. the color will deepen to a real black and you won't use as much gel coloring that way.
post #95 of 184
That's a really good suggestion bonniebakes! I'm going to try that.
post #96 of 184
I really love all your cookies GeminiRJ! What is the best cookie recipe to use?
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post #97 of 184
OK, this is a great thread. But what am I not doing. I can't see the photos of the cookies that everyone is talking about. Also, anyone done any baby einstein cookies? Would love to see pics if you did. Thanks in advance. Sorry I'm so tech challenged.
post #98 of 184
Thank you sooo much, Gemini for sharing your recipe and decorating tips!! I'm still kind of new to cookie decorating and I have learned a lot about cookie decorating from you and this tread. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #99 of 184
Thank you for the advice about black icing. I will give Americolor a try!
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Here's another example of cookies before outlining & after (my husband was gone while I did the outlining, and came back when I was finished. He rather tactfully asked if I had meant for them to be "so....pear shaped". He could've asked why their butts looked so much bigger after outlining, but he didn't. Like I said, tactful).
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post #101 of 184
Those are super cute! (And note to self, don't ever wear anything that "outlines" my butt!! )

I just got a little teacup & saucer cookie cutter and I can't wait to bake up some cookies and try this. It's like coloring for grownups isn't it? icon_biggrin.gif
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post #102 of 184
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Originally Posted by Franluvsfrosting

It's like coloring for grownups isn't it? icon_biggrin.gif



LOL!! I couldn't have said it better myself!
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post #103 of 184
Thanks for starting this thread. I tried to outline a few times and my black is usually to thick for my liking. I'll have to give these tips a try. I also think it depends on the cookie if it needs an outline or not. I usually don't use a tip for decorating my cookies cause the icing seems to curl around.
post #104 of 184
Yes! I found it her it is what I was looking for the the past couple of weeks. THanks to TracyLH for pointing me in the right direction.
post #105 of 184
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So glad you found the thread! I hope it lives up to all that work trying to locate it!
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