Monday, February 20, 2012

Cookie Journey~Outline and Fill

Today I thought I would start my cookie journey by outlining a few cookies, and then filling them in. I baked my cookies using heart cookie cutters, and I made pink icing. They did not turn out like I wanted them to. I will say that I did all this late in the evening, and I was tired. Tomorrow I am going to try to decorate in the morning. I am just more alert in the morning!
I started with a bowl of the icing that I made yesterday.
I added a little water to make it a better consistency.
I drew a knife through the icing, and counted to 10
to see if it would be 10 seconds until the line disappeared.
It was, so the icing was a good consistency.
This is called 10 Second Icing!
I used an AmeriColor brand Soft Pink. I love this
brand because the color is dropped in by squeezing the
bottle. It is so easy to control.
I put in five drops and mixed.
I filled my bag about 1/3 full with the pink icing.
I outlined the heart cookie. I think I should have outlined 
by leaving a little bit of an edge,
 so the icing is not on the very edge of the cookie.
I filled in by continuing to go around the design until the 
heart was covered, then I moved the cookie back and forth
until all the spots were filled.
Then I did the same thing to several small cookies also.
They are ok. But just ok.
I wouldn't want to give them to anyone!
So therefore, they are not good!
But practice makes perfect, and I will continue to
make some more heart cookies.
For more information of how to decorate this way,
 go to Sweetopia's YouTube page. She has a 
wonderful tutorial on what I did today, except 
hers look so, so great!

See you tomorrow when we will do some
 add ons to the basic decorated cookie
that we did today!

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  1. They look darn good to me! I have never outlined and flooded cookies...but it's something I should really try. My family doesn't care what the cookies look like, so even if I goof they'd be happy!