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Poof!

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Poof!

What's the secret to a poofy dried royal icing on top of the perfect sugar cookie? It's really quite simple and is all in the consistency!  And I mean a minimum of 15 to 20 second consistency.  Thicker icing will give you a bigger poof.   What does that mean?  As you thin out your royal icing with food coloring and/or water, take a knife and stir a small circle in the middle.  When all the icing joins back together smoothly by itself in twenty seconds, you then have what is called a 20-second consistency. Yes, this icing will take more...

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What Paint Brushes are Right for You?

What Paint Brushes are Right for You?

Anyone else have a plethora of brushes lying around?  I am guilty of such, however, I must admit having them is actually quite handy.  More times than not, I really do not need fine tip detail brushes but rather ones that I can messily smother around my cookies.  So keep those brushes that go astray on you as they will work for many other projects on your cookies!  A great place to find brushes that you can be messy with also is at Hobby Lobby with their 40% off coupon. So what are my favorite go-to detail paint brushes? I...

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What Can White Food Coloring Do For You?

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What Can White Food Coloring Do For You?

What can white food gel coloring do for your royal icing?  ONE - Your royal icing is actually translucent! You have mixed a fresh batch of royal icing, and of course it is already white right?  Not so much... Royal icing made with the basic ingredients of powdered sugar and meringue powder actually produces a fairly translucent base.   By adding white food gel, you change your translucent base to an opaque base leaving you with a deep rich starting point to work with.  And you will very clearly see the difference in the color of your base.  Your whites will be whiter...

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Favorite Meringue Powders

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Favorite Meringue Powders

Over the course of several years, I have used many different brands of meringue powders.  I have definitely found my favorites and my not so favorites.  The unmentionable not so favorites have a tendency to smell like wet dog.  I know there are many of you that can relate! Hands down my ultimate favorite go-to any time I can meringue powder is Genie's Dream by Creative Cookier.  She has a variety of sizes to meet your pricing needs, and her product never fails to deliver 100%.  The most noticeable differences for me personally in a high altitude environment is her...

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Outlining with Royal Icing

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Outlining with Royal Icing

How do you outline your cookie?  I have learned over the course of the years what I like best.  I always use the same consistency of outline as flood.  Here are some different ways to try outlining your cookie! METHOD 1 - OUTLINE FIRST, LET DRY COMPLETELY, AND THEN FLOOD INSIDE OUTER LINE This method tends to be one mostly used especially when you have a large amount of cookies to fill.  As you can see above, when you allow your outline to dry completely and then flood on the inside of your line, you will be left with an...

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