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 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.


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.