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Old 05-18-2013, 05:18 PM   #1
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cookie icing help

We wanted to make these http://www.puttisworld.com/2010/12/painted-cookies.html as an activity for dd's tea party. I tried it out to see if it actual works and the painting did. Worked really well. I have never really gotten into cookie decorating before so I didn't know what to expect. The girls are going to love it.

Anyway, I used basic cookie icing recipe. 1 cup confectioners sugar, 2 tbsp milk and 2 teas corn syrup. It was so disgusting sweet I thought I would puke. So very sweet. I don't think adding vanilla or lemon extract would work to tone it down. This is what those cookies are based on http://thedecoratedcookie.com/2010/0...day-gift-idea/ . She uses regular frosting but she uses markers instead of "paint". Do you think regular frosting the way she has done it will hold up to water and food coloring paint? Or what about those cookie frosting pouches http://www.walmart.com/ip/10314080?w...l5=pla&veh=sem . I was already planning on getting some of these to use with sprinkles on some of the cookies. Now that dd is planning on painting cookies we HAVE to do it.
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:19 PM   #2
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Re: cookie icing help

Royal icing. The links hung my phone (I'm in an area with horrible reception) but you can use the too sweet icing to make a dam around the edge of the cookie then flood it with royal icing. Royal icing isn't very sweet, and it dries hard and flat, which is perfect for paints or markers. If you were going to decorate with dragees or jimmies or sprinkles or luster dust, then decorator's icing would be best. You can pick up both types of icing and fooDoodlers (food safe markers) and paste color for icing at Michael's. You can make royal icing too. It's just egg whites, lemon, and sugar. You can pick up a can of egg white powder (at Michael's and at some grocery stores) and mix some up (especially if. Salmonella from raw eggs is a concern for you) and its easy. Sometimes egg white powder is called meringue powder.
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:10 PM   #3
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I would also use royal icing. It doesn't sound like what you were using it TOO much different, but at least you don't have to use corn syrup!
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