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post #1 of 26
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If you like to collect cookie decorating books, there is one coming out in November that you may want to check out. I know it's on my list! It's "Ultimate Cookies" by Julia M. Usher. I just wish I didn't have to wait until November to buy one. I saw some photos of the cookie projects from the book, and they are breath-taking!
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post #2 of 26
Thank You So Much for the heads up on the book! I can't wait till November!!!!
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post #3 of 26
Gemini, I'm waiting for your book!!!
post #4 of 26
I would love that book! I love your cookies GeminiRJ! I can't get my cookies to look that way no matter what I do. My RI is always runny or too thick. It's very frustrating!

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post #5 of 26
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Originally Posted by knlcox

I would love that book! I love your cookies GeminiRJ! I can't get my cookies to look that way no matter what I do. My RI is always runny or too thick. It's very frustrating!



I don't use RI, I use glace. I find it very easy to work with. I usually mix it to the consistency of white school glue, or honey. For the final outlining, I add powdered sugar until it is the consistency of peanut butter. I've made the icing so many times, I can tell by how the spoon moves thru the icing if I need to thin or thicken. I guess it's a case of practice makes perfect!

I'm going to look for a post I did a couple years ago about how I decorate my cookies, and if I find it, I'll bring back up.
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post #6 of 26
I'll try the glacé. I just have no luck with RI. I would love to read your post on your cookies! If you find it that would be wonderful!

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post #7 of 26
Can't wait; always looking for new cookie decorating books. And I'm with the previous posts, Gemini; looking forward to YOUR decorating book!!
post #8 of 26
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You are all too kind! How fabulous it would be to do a cookie decorating book, but I honestly don't think I have anything new or different to present. And after being introduced to all the amazing decorators on flickr.com, I've realized that there are so-o-o many cookie decorators who are far more talented than I am! But your kind words are greatly appreciated.
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post #9 of 26
I am going to purchase the Ultimate Cookie Book when it comes out. Any other really good cookie books out there now? P.S. Your cookies are beautiful. You should teach classes.
post #10 of 26
Will you be selling it online? icon_smile.gif
post #11 of 26
I've pre-ordered this book also - it looks great!

And Gemini - for the record, I'd certainly buy your book!
post #12 of 26
I just got the new Usher book today and you're right -- it IS fabulous!!! I admit, I wasn't much of a fan of Cookie Swap, but this new book fixed all the errors of the old book and she has some GREAT ideas!!! I can't wait to try them!!

By the way Gemini, I"m waiting for your book -- I want an AUTOGRAPHED copy!! icon_lol.gif
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post #13 of 26
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Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns

I just got the new Usher book today and you're right -- it IS fabulous!!! I admit, I wasn't much of a fan of Cookie Swap, but this new book fixed all the errors of the old book and she has some GREAT ideas!!! I can't wait to try them!!

By the way Gemini, I"m waiting for your book -- I want an AUTOGRAPHED copy!! icon_lol.gif



My husband said he ordered the book for me, but I think he waited until the last minute! The waiting is killing me!

I noticed on Fancy Flours website that they're selling kits of the various projects in the book so you can make them at home. VERY pricey, but what a wonderful idea!

Sorry, you're going to have to wait a very long time for a book of mine! I wouldn't even know where to start. I pitched the idea for a book about my 3D cookies, but after some initial interest, the publisher said no thanks. Sigh.
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the optimist expects it to change;
the realist adjusts the sails.
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the optimist expects it to change;
the realist adjusts the sails.
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post #14 of 26
I pre-ordered the book last week and counting the days until I get it. This book looks amazing.
post #15 of 26
I got mine yesterday and the cookies are gorgeous! Like bobwonderbuns, can't wait to try a few.
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