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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Robin Legos Themed Cookies

These are the cookies that included the dreaded royal icing transfers.  When I first heard about the concept, it sounded pretty easy.  So I made the transfers ahead of time.  And of course sometime between the time I made them and the time I needed them, half of them broke.  So I made more.  Then yesterday I flooded the cookies and applied the transfers, and they looked great...at first.  As they sat though, I started to notice that the red icing was starting to show through the yellow part of the transfers in a major way, which was something I had definitely not anticipated.  Here's a picture of them.  It's hard to see in the picture, but it was pretty noticeable.


So I tried a few things before finding something that worked.  First, I tried flooding an extra layer of yellow over the 'R'.  But it spread too much as it sat and it turned into a very bloated 'R'.  Next, I tried using a brush to paint yellow icing over the red parts, which made it look leprous.  Finally, I remembered seeing on a post on Dina's blog (here) about how to fix a poorly flooded cookie, so I thought I'd give it a shot.  It turned out pretty well.  Not the original plan, but I think it'll work.  We named it the bedazzled Robin cookie.
Here's some pictures of them with the legos.



5 comments:

Samantha said...

These are so cute! Great idea and very well done :)

lilaloa said...

Nice save! I think they look great with the added texture!

Shai said...

Great save. I was planning on doing this process for my wedding favors. I was wondering if the under color would bleed,or even melt the transfer. I'll have to invest in some colored sugars just to be safe.
:)

TheRedCooky said...

How long did you let the back dry before adding to the flooded cookie?

Debbie said...

The royal icing transfers were made way ahead of time... I think about a week before I put them on the cookies.