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... flooding super close to the edge without the icing falling off?

I'm looking to use the airbrush more, and I don't want the bit of over spray to land on naked cookie, so I want to get as close to the edge as possible.  I'd like to not have to do an outline in a different consistency, but I think I may have to to get the results I'm looking for.

I use a recipe with a little corn syrup and glycerine, if that makes a difference.
So, what are your counts for outlining and flood? Or are you able to get close to the edge with only one consistency?


Last edited by Julia M. Usher
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I personally like 16-18 seconds icing best for flooding and can go pretty close to the border with that, depending also on cookie size and shape. I use either icing with meringue powder or with egg white powder - and don't really notice a difference between the two. No further additives, though.

Outlining works best with medium icing a bit on the stiff side (does that make sense?), but I avoid outlining whenever possible, as I don't like the look of it. It always shows too much.

But I guess this method won't bring you close enough to the edge for your purpose...

How about making an iced border after airbrushing? Or maybe a fondant snake which you can use as a temporarily boarder and remove after?

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