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Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #31

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The five cookies for the Challenge are the skull, spider web, bar, cat and cauldron - the other three are because I thought they all looked cute together.

The skull is a basic wet-on-wet with the black applied onto the white. I kept the icing thick in hopes of little-to-no bleeding, but there is a little bit. There's a lot more bleeding on the spider web. This was white onto black and then dragging my scribe through the icing. The bat's and the cat's eyes were piped onto the black RI with some bleeding. (Obviously piping colors/white onto black appears to be more problematical for me than the other way around.) The bones are marbled with white and grey using the non-bristled end of a paint brush. In the boil-over of the cauldron, there are piped-on white spots to represent bubbles. Some are RI and the more round "bubbles" were white candy - which were placed on the icing when it was still too wet, so they bled into the green, which the white RI did, too.

This was fun and quick, as mentioned in the instructions.

 

I wish you had a higher resolution photo so I could see the cookies clearer, and then, perhaps be able to offer some advice on your bleeding issues. All I can say, other than to make your icing thicker (which you said you did), I think it's possible that the bleeding you see in the spider web is not bleeding at all, but just the way the thin striped of marbled white icing settled into the black. Next time, try to also do the owl wet-on-wet! I think that would be super cool!

Bakerloo Station posted:

I wish you had a higher resolution photo so I could see the cookies clearer, and then, perhaps be able to offer some advice on your bleeding issues. All I can say, other than to make your icing thicker (which you said you did), I think it's possible that the bleeding you see in the spider web is not bleeding at all, but just the way the thin striped of marbled white icing settled into the black. Next time, try to also do the owl wet-on-wet! I think that would be super cool!

Thank you, Bakerloo. I'll see what I can do about the resolution next time.

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