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post #16 of 28
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That probably the easiest thing to do and I know royal will stick to it. Thanks everyone. You have all been a big help. I like hearing all the different ideas it makes us all better.
post #17 of 28
I have made the salt dough for display and did not really find it all that successful. I think the salt made the royal on top wep. They didn't last long.
So I have some cookies on display in a shop that I have done over a year ago and put in cello bags. THey are fine and still in the shop. They do not alter at all. So I would just do normal cookies and decorate.
post #18 of 28
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Cakelass, The cookies didn't get nasty looking or crumble? My husband said I should just do real cookies to. What kind of cookie dough did you use?
post #19 of 28
No, they didn't. I thought the same thing as you that they would go off etc and went and got recipes for salt dough etc.
I used and still use the same sugar dough and the cookies are fine. Of course you have to be careful with them like you would any cookie.
What I do now is as I get orders I make a few extra to keep for display.
As I said I have had some cookies on display for over a year.
The only ones that haven't lasted are the printed ones. The cookie is okay but the print has really faded.
post #20 of 28
Yep i have some real cookies (decorated) left over from last year, they still look perfect. they are individually wrapped and labelled for display only. And they survived in our heat and humidity no problem
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post #21 of 28
i use the same cookies over again for my bridal shows. they are packaged and stored in a box. they all look the same after 2 years.
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post #22 of 28
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I would have never thought. Then that is what I will do. Thanks guys.
post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by kneadacookie

i use the same cookies over again for my bridal shows. they are packaged and stored in a box. they all look the same after 2 years.



Wow! That's awesome!! icon_biggrin.gif
post #24 of 28
I've used real cookies for dummies that have lasted a couple of years. When they've outlived their usefulness give them to the squirrels! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #25 of 28
I just use real cookies. They are in induvidual bags and heat sealed so no moisture gets in. Kept out of the sun, the color holds really well. I have had some for at least a year and I know that my mother-in-law has some on a shelf even longer. Now, if I could just get her to EAT the cookies, not display them! icon_lol.gif

I would just do a real cookie for the dummy. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #26 of 28
I save any leftover dough and (after giving the customer a few extra) make sample cookies for any new cutters I've gotten. I also throw leftover dough in the freezer for this purpose. No one is going to eat it, so I don't mind freezing it.
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post #27 of 28
If you look in my pix, the mittens cookies I made were dummies that I used for a couple of years (until the royal icing fell off one day in transit!) icon_confused.gificon_lol.gif
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post #28 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by cakelass

I have some cookies on display in a shop that I have done over a year ago and put in cello bags. THey are fine and still in the shop. They do not alter at all. So I would just do normal cookies and decorate.



I agree! thumbs_up.gif I usually save an extra cookie from any new design I do, pack them in cellophane bags with ribbon just like the others and I keep them on display in my studio for years. I have some that are 7 years old!

The only thing I've noticed is that if you're not careful to store them out of direct sunlight (oops! icon_redface.gif ) any pure white icing does get splotchy after a few years, it turns ivory and a bit speckled....but other than that, the rest are totally fine.
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