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Everytime I decorate my sugar cookies I use either a egg white royal icing or just a water base and powedered sugar icing.. I can never seem to keep the  the colors bleeding together after a cpl days.. what am I doing wrong?

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www.karenscookies.net/

 

You can find some great information on decorating cookies at this website. I use her meringue based cookie icing for all my sugar cookies. It works great and taste's much better than royal icing.

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Do you let one cookie colour dry really well before you add second colour?  I also colour my frostings and let them sit (in fridge) overnight to deepen and settle colour.  Whose dyes do you use.  I have switched to powdered colours or amerigel and am much happier with colour and how it sets.

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I love this recipe. You can always cut the recipe in half to try it.  I have pictures of my cookies posted using this recipe.

 

 

http://www.cookiecrazie.com/search/label/Glaze%20Icing

 

 
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I love this recipe. You can always cut the recipe in half to try it.  I have pictures of my cookies posted using this recipe.

 

 

http://www.cookiecrazie.com/search/label/Glaze%20Icing

 

 

I use only almond extract when I make this recipe.  I also love the way the Bright White makes the icing a nice white color.  Please use it for the best results.

post #6 of 7

A couple things to keep in mind when working with glaze:

 

1. Don't refrigerate the decorated cookies...or at least not for 24 to 32 hours. Glaze does not like getting cold! The finish will get splotchy.

2. Don't put the cookies in air tight containers until the icing has had a chance to set (about 6 hours). Again, the finish will be affected.

3. You can add enough powdered sugar to the icing to make it stiff enough for outlines and details (you'll need it to be the consistency of peanut butter).

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I love this recipe. You can always cut the recipe in half to try it.  I have pictures of my cookies posted using this recipe.


http://www.cookiecrazie.com/search/label/Glaze%20Icing


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I am loving the website! I just got stuck on it for about 30 minutes ! I have always used powdered sugar for my icing but I love all the extras for flavoring you use and the 10 second rule!! Priceless icon_wink.gif
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