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post #16 of 23
Oh, I know full well the frustration of the days when absolutely nothing goes right. You have my sympathies. Just remember that baking is supposed to be fun. Don't let the minor details suck all the fun out of it. Soft cookies won't work well for stick cookies. Try to find you a stiffer recipe, maybe someone here has one they can share. This is a good place to start.
post #17 of 23
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Thank You All for the kind words ,I start cake decorating classes soon at Micheal's.I took the cookie's and used Them to practice My first Royal icing attempt and then threw them in the trash and called it a day thumbs_up.gif I have been baking since I was a little girl but nothing like this . I am a big time perfectest so I better get over it ...Thank You Sweet Sweet Ladies for the kind words,I really Appreciate You All !!!!!!!!
Tami
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post #18 of 23
My mom has that pan and it does work but not everytime for her . She uses a shortbread recipe with it and they come out beautiful, when it works.

Makes me mad too when a recipe doesn't work out. I have had a few books that I have given away or just threw out because the recipes just don't seem to work out!
May your layers be many and your frosting be thick! - Stampin Up
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May your layers be many and your frosting be thick! - Stampin Up
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post #19 of 23
Shame man icon_sad.gif

Try this recipe, its super easy, and his video on decorating with Royal Icing shows how to make cookie pops icon_smile.gif He also has a video for making these cookies, might help? icon_smile.gif

http://www.theauberginechef.com/recipes/#cookies

Came out really nice, tastes almost like shortbread. Stays nice and soft after baked.
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post #20 of 23
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Originally Posted by cakeyouverymuch

Take those unsuccessful cookies, crumble them, throw a handful on top of a bowl of your favorite ice cream and store the rest of the crumbs in the freezer in a sealed bag. Pretend to your family that that was your plan all along.

Then, having fortified yourself with ice cream and (if you are so moved) a bit of a cry (though how anyone can cry over a bowl of ice cream topped with cookie crumbs is beyond me), try again with a sturdier recipe. A recipe that bakes up kind of cakey and soft will not work well with a stick. You need something more related to a sugar cookie or other recipe that will be more sturdy once its cooled. Also, your stick needs to be far enough into the cookie so its not top heavy or the cookie will tend to overbalance and break off at the top of the stick.



I SO LOVE YOUR WAY WITH WORDS! I smiled so wide some of my early morning coffee seaked out! (giggle) The the OP - there isn't one of us who can't recount a story like yours. Keep yoour chin up, learn from your mistakes (and others, that's why we read these posts) and keep on trying! You'll get the hang of it.
post #21 of 23
Just practice like all the others said! I am lucky I work with a bunch of people who are always happy to eat my "not so perfect" baked goods. I told my coworkers I was bringing red velvet cupcakes to my son's parents' weekend. They talked me into making a double recipe so I could bring some in and told me they know they are getting the "ugly" cupcakes and would be quite happy to eat them! And trust me, there are some rather lopsided cupcakes they will be getting lol.

I know it is frustrating when things do not go as planned but just keep baking and decorating! We all have days like that--I think I have more than most but that doesn't stop me! I know it is a passion for me, as I am sure it is for a lot of us on CC, and I cannot stop! Sometimes, I will take a short break, but I always come back to it--I enjoy it too much! You will get better!
post #22 of 23
Thanks OP! You reminded me of the first time I made sugar cookies about 30 years ago. They were so hard the dog (and I'm not kidding either) buried them in the pasture. My family had such a great laugh......I didn't make another one until about 3 years ago! If I didn't give up, you shouldn't either! Best of luck to you!
post #23 of 23
I've probably learned more from my mistakes than my successes, so don't lose heart. Cookie decorating is an art that can be mastered if you're interested and patient. Good luck!
The pessimist complains about the wind;
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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