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Posted: 20 August 2009 08:59 PM   [ Ignore ]
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so i did the monogram cookies, with dark blue frosting. i piped it onto the fondant and i can see how its bleeding into the fondant. it is like 89 degrees out and very humid, i have the fans on and am drying to dry them mquickly but i am so worried that they are going to continue to bleed. i dont know what to do

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Posted: 20 August 2009 09:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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did you use royal icing?  it is normally what is recommended to pipe royal icing on fondant.  it dries out and doesn’t bleed.

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Posted: 20 August 2009 09:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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no its not royal icing its just an icing i use that i got from a website, i’ve piped it many many times and it never has bled. i can see the fondant sweating.

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Posted: 20 August 2009 10:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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alright, i got the air conditioner in (had to wait for fiance to come home its too heavy) and got the cookies in that room. they look OK. only one of them bled, the others you can tell if you look real close but hopefully no one will notice…

Here is a pic of the monogram ones (the SBR was from a previous order, the JVS is from tonight-aka HELL cookies).
The other 48 I made were the typical wedding cookies (dresses, cakes) you’ve already seen those.


Did i mention i am not making ANY MORE cookies until winter??

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Posted: 20 August 2009 11:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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They both look great, ski!  I know what you mean about summer baking.  I don’t have a humidity issue here in Phoenix, but can you imagine turning the oven on when it’s 110 degrees outside?!! 

but we keep doing it, don’t we?  Darned passions!  lol

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Posted: 21 August 2009 05:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Ski, both cookies look perfect to me!  I’m sure you are being over critical but that’s how we are, it’s not a bad thing, we just want everything perfect! tongue wink

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Posted: 21 August 2009 09:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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thanks. depsite the humidity/air temp and melting fondant and frosting, i realized that i can easily decorate 96 cookies in under 3.5 hours. At least i know for next time….

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Posted: 21 August 2009 09:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Ski, I think you did a great job! I’m sure no one will notice the bleeding colour.

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Posted: 21 August 2009 11:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Ski,
I think they look great. I can hardly notice the bleeding color as well. Great job.

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Posted: 21 August 2009 01:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Hi Ski,
I recently discovered the joys of silica gel to help harden chocolate plastic.  I just put some in a sock/jar/whatever and store in the container….of course you may want to be careful to not dry out the cookies, but it may be worth trying on 1 or 2 to see if it works.  However, your cookies look perfect to me smile

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Posted: 21 August 2009 01:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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thanks everyone. she just picked up the cookies, i am glad they are gone lol.  I think the lesson i learned is never to do this EVER in high 80’s temp w/ high humidity UNLESS I am in a AC kitchen!!

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Posted: 21 August 2009 09:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Cookies look great, Ski!  Bet you are glad to have finished that job!!

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Posted: 22 August 2009 01:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Well done, ski! Your piping is lovely. Maybe you’ll be persuaded to make more cookies in the fall. smile

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Posted: 22 August 2009 06:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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The cookies look great ski!!

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Posted: 22 August 2009 01:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Awesome job Ski!!

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