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post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
Hi everyone,

I would love to make these cookies for my daughters orchestra. School colors are purple, black and white. What would be the best icing to use to be able to stack? I would love suggestions on decorating, I do not have nearly the talent that is on these boards.

I haven't seen the cutter locally. What size do you all think it is and where is the best online place to buy?

Thank you all so much for the inspirations.

My apologies to the creators of this design, I don't know who(m) to give credit to.

Vonda

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post #2 of 26
You have a few options for stackable icing:

1) royal icing
2) glace icing
3) fondant for blue base and then either of the 1st two icings for the details

All three of these will harden enough to be stacked. My preference is glace icing because I think it tastes so much better than royal and it doesn't get as hard. However, I've noticed that I can make more intricate details with the royal. If you use the fondant, it will be much faster to get the base on than having to flood the cookies. (The drying time will be a lot less, too.)

Royal Icing
http://www.wilton.com/recipe/Royal-Icing

Glace Icing
http://cakecentral.com/recipes/2119/toba-garretts-glace-icing

Marshmallow Fondant
http://cakecentral.com/recipes/3183/rhondas-ultimate-mmf

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http://letsgetcaking.blogspot.com/

 

All this cake, and I've gained too much weight. LOL! I am now....The Cake Runner!

 

http://thecakerunner.blogspot.com/

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post #3 of 26
Vonda, here's a tutorial on decorating cookies with royal icing (and she has a link about the cutter at the bottom of it).

http://sweetopia.net/2010/04/how-to-marble-royal-icing/
post #4 of 26
there's a great tutorial/article right here on CC, too, by a fabulous decorator - Antonia74. Here's a link to the article.

Antonia74s article
http://www.cakecentral.com/article54-How-To-Bake--Decorate-Cookies.html


here's a thread about icing that might be helpful, too.
icing tips/info
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-588155.html


good luck and have fun!
post #5 of 26
I would guess about a 3" square cutter. If you search square scalloped cookie cutter on google you will get some suppliers. Those are very cute cookies.
Lisa

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post #6 of 26
You need square flutted cookie/biscuit cutters. Amazon has them and I bought mine at Williams-Sonoma.
post #7 of 26
Thread Starter 
Thank you all so much. I'm going to give these a try.

Vonda
post #8 of 26
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My apologies to the creators of this design, I don't know who(m) to give credit to.



That photo is from Sunflower Baking Company. Heads up that she states very clearly that her images and designs are protected by copyright.

That aside, you have some wonderful information to get you started on cookie-ing in general! thumbs_up.gif Have fun with your designs, but be careful as cookie-ing can be addictive! icon_lol.gif
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post #9 of 26
I just bought this cutter! It's in Ateco's Double-Sided Square Cutter Set (6 pieces, 1 3/4" to 3 1/2".

http://www.amazon.com/Ateco-6-Piece-Double-Square-Cutter/dp/B001V5Y2YI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1284057026&sr=8-1
post #10 of 26
Oh, that set looks very nice! I have the Ateco five piece graduated set, but had this other set in mind as I liked the look of the spacing better on the one you got. Have fun with those! thumbs_up.gif
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post #11 of 26
You've got to be kidding, she's claiming that the treble clef is her design? That's ridiculous. And I didn't relaize that you can copyright plaid or a swirly pattern. Oh, that's right, you can't.

Have fun making the cookies, the last time I checked, music notes are all in the public domain, so you don't need to worry about copyright infringement thumbs_up.gif
post #12 of 26
I'm not a cookie expert, but I do provide a lot of cookie platters to worthy causes--especially during the holiday season. FWIW, I never actually "stack" my decorated cookies. I stand them on end and line them up in rows, much like Oreos in their package. This is a great way to put them in bakery type boxes. When I deliver them on platters, I still line them up in rows but don't put the cookies so close together. Arranging them this way prevents any cookies from being on the bottom layer! Hope that makes sense.

I'm sure the band will love them. icon_smile.gif
post #13 of 26
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You've got to be kidding, she's claiming that the treble clef is her design? That's ridiculous. And I didn't relaize that you can copyright plaid or a swirly pattern. Oh, that's right, you can't.

Have fun making the cookies, the last time I checked, music notes are all in the public domain, so you don't need to worry about copyright infringement thumbs_up.gif




I don't know whose cookies they are, so I can't speak for her. It seems to me that copyrighting a cookie or cake design, like this one for example, is not necessarily a claim to have created each individual component/content from your imagination (in this case, the musical note symbols themselves), but that the person created the design as a whole - the shape of the cookie in combination with the content components (ex. musical notes, plaid, lines, etc.) in those colors on that background in that particular way or artistic design. That's the creation someone would be trying to protect under a copyright.
post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by costumeczar

You've got to be kidding, she's claiming that the treble clef is her design? That's ridiculous. And I didn't relaize that you can copyright plaid or a swirly pattern. Oh, that's right, you can't.

Have fun making the cookies, the last time I checked, music notes are all in the public domain, so you don't need to worry about copyright infringement thumbs_up.gif



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I wonder if it's possible to copyright the idea that you can copyright things like musical symbols. Because if it is, I wouldn't mind getting on that bandwagon. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #15 of 26
I think the company who did the cookies is only talking about the actual picture as being "protected" (so a person can't display it on their website and claim it as their own).
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