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Is this normal? I did a trial run to see how I was going to be decorating my cookies. I used RI and outlined in black and then flooded with colors. I had bees and ladybugs cookies, so there was a lot of black. When my taste testers started to eat the cookies, I noticed their lips and teeth were all black! icon_eek.gif I don't want this to happen at the party! Did I use too much black? I used the wilton black gel coloring. Has this happen to you? TIA!
post #2 of 20
yah, black icing will give wonderful colored lips and tongue. Usually a nice dark green. icon_lol.gif IF anyone finds a way to avoid this we will have to have a statue erected in their honor. icon_lol.gif
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laughter isn't the best medicine. It's the cure.
Grabbing my bowl of faux-'nache and running from the ganache police!!
link to Jello MMF recipe: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-6934662-.html#6934662
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post #3 of 20
Yup, it's the nature of the beast. Dark colors equate colored lips, teeth and tongues.
post #4 of 20
Ditto. Black icing=black teeth. I will say that the young hockey players I made black hockey puck cookies for loved that look though. icon_lol.gif
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Lol! Ok, at least I know it is to be expected. I changed my color scheme so I won't be using too much black. Maybe just for the outline. I guess I'll just have to settle with the fact that I will have pictures of the guests with coloful mouths! Lol!
post #6 of 20
why dont you do the lines in dark chocolate?
post #7 of 20
you can try and outline using black fondant from an extruder........I find that black fondant is MUCH LESS likely to turn mouths than royal is.
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post #8 of 20
Thanks, KHalstead! That is great to know! thumbs_up.gif I have not yet done fondant on cookies, but will file that information away in the back of my mind. Much appreciated!
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post #9 of 20
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but will file that information away in the back of my mind. Much appreciated!



Tracy, don't file that too far in the back of your mind....you may have a hard time locating it later on as you age..... icon_lol.gif Then again, "They" say most people have a great long term memory...it is the sort term we have problems with~~~ Happy decorating everyone!! icon_smile.gif
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Tracy, don't file that too far in the back of your mind....you may have a hard time locating it later on as you age..... Then again, "They" say most people have a great long term memory...it is the sort term we have problems with~~~



Memory problems? Trouble pulling the word out of my brain? Never! icon_lol.gif Actually only yesterday I told the kids to put their dirty laundry in the dishwasher and told my daughter to go get her "big puffy thing that you sit on". She said with an incredulous look, "Do you mean my beanbag?" icon_confused.gif

I have now put the info KHalstead wrote in a file. No trusting my memory!
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Tracy, don't file that too far in the back of your mind....you may have a hard time locating it later on as you age..... Then again, "They" say most people have a great long term memory...it is the sort term we have problems with~~~



Memory problems? Trouble pulling the word out of my brain? Never! icon_lol.gif Actually only yesterday I told the kids to put their dirty laundry in the dishwasher and told my daughter to go get her "big puffy thing that you sit on". She said with an incredulous look, "Do you mean my beanbag?" icon_confused.gif

I have now put the info KHalstead wrote in a file. No trusting my memory!



I always say that my memory loss, not being able to say what I wanted to is not due to my getting old. It is actually from the fact that I am so busy and trying to keep everything in my mind that needs to be done.
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I always say that my memory loss, not being able to say what I wanted to is not due to my getting old. It is actually from the fact that I am so busy and trying to keep everything in my mind that needs to be done.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it!!
evelyn



Actually I think that is exactly it. I am always two or more thoughts ahead on what I have to do and can only pull so much out of my brain at one time. The current sentence? I don't have time for that. I am already thinking three projects ahead! icon_lol.gif
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post #13 of 20
Arrgh, I did a search of the Cookies forum to see if I could get any tips on how to prevent black icing not just from staining lips & tongues, but also my hands, my icing bags, spatulas and even counter tops....! But it seems that it is a common problem without an easy solution (I'm not going down the fondant road...) I use Wilton's food colourings; does anyone know if Americolor is any less likely to stain everything in sight???
post #14 of 20
I don't really "do" cookies, but do use a fair amount of run-sugar pieces on cakes. I often use edible markers to outline or add details...wonder if that would work for y'all? icon_rolleyes.gif
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post #15 of 20
Americolor will give you a truer black - without the green tint and you'll use less coloring gel. Use the Super Black. But as far as clean up and lips, etc.. probably about the same.
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