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post #1 of 40
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get their icing so straight and flat? Anyone know? they don't use royal, seems like a buttercream type. I use buttercream and flatten it with the viva method but they nevet look that good! Any tips or thoughts on how it is done.

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post #2 of 40
I've never had their cookies so i couldn't say, but what is the paper towel method.
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post #3 of 40
some of them look like royal icing and others look like they've covered them in fondant with royal icing accents......I personally love covering them in MMF.....so easy and quick.....just use the same cookie cutter you use to cut the cookies out and as soon as they come out of the oven put the mmf on top and it will melt onto the cookie.....then leave them to cool until it firms up again adn they're ready to add royal icing details.......quick and simple and you don't have to wait forever for the background color to harden overnight before you can add details like with royal icing
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post #4 of 40
I dont' know about the C by D in your area, but we bought a small bouquet of theirs once so we could check out the competition and we were appalled at how "un-smooth" the icing was. Seriously, my 4 year old granddaughter did a better smoothing job than what we saw on those cookies!
post #5 of 40
I agree with indydebi - I've gotten and sent several of their bouquets and they were not that spactacular in person - nice but that's about it. And I've seen both royal-like and buttercream style icings on them...
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post #6 of 40
Their icing is a trade secret. It is a buttercream style that hardens enough to be bagged. I think the details on their cookies is awesome and I've heard from lots of people that it tastes great. Never eaten one myself but I did have a working interview with them and the icing is of buttercream consistancy.
post #7 of 40
Hope I'm not hurting anyone's feelings, but despite the pretty decorations, and I do think they are very cute, I find them inedible. The icing is so thick and way too sweet. And, the taste of the cookie was forgetable.
post #8 of 40
Someone on this board worked/or works for them....maybe they will see this post and divulge some trade secrets....I don't like the taste personally (and the cost-Mama Mia!) but they do put together some cute bouquets.
post #9 of 40
I´m curious too!!
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post #10 of 40
I'm doing a wedding in June and the father of the bride used to own a Cookies By Design and we're bartering some of the price for all of his cookie cutters (200!) and his decorating books. I'll certainly clue in my cc friends when I get it icon_smile.gif
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post #11 of 40
I love their Valentine's Day bouquet!!!! How can they get such intricate details
on the cookie?
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post #12 of 40
Does this cookies taste good? I have never tasted one, but for I can see thay are too thick and have way too match sugar on top, and do they come covered? how do they keep them fresh? do the make them before or after the order is placed?
I know I sound a bit crazy about details, but we worry sooooooo much that everything is fresh and taste good, I think that is the most important part
post #13 of 40
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I'm doing a wedding in June and the father of the bride used to own a Cookies By Design and we're bartering some of the price for all of his cookie cutters (200!) and his decorating books. I'll certainly clue in my cc friends when I get it icon_smile.gif



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Ohhhh my goodness look at their prices. I had no idea, I am really new to cookies (very new lol) but still I had no idea there was cookies out there that cost that much. icon_surprised.gif
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post #14 of 40
my aunt & Cousin sent me cookies from there when my son was born. The cookies were adorable LOOKING...but I almost broke my teeth on them! They were hard as rocks & not just the icing...to cookie itself was hard & thick.

I would NEVER spend the kind of money they're asking for, on cookies that tasted like those did.
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post #15 of 40
I have purchased and received a bouquet of theirs. I love their designs. Their icing does taste like a buttercream but it dries SO hard. Too hard for my tastes. I feel like I'm going to chip a tooth. I end up putting them into a bag with a piece of bread overnight and then I eat. Or I dip generously into a cup of milk.
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