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I love the term kookie kryptonite!  My absolute nemesis is the great big and evil (yet potentially beautiful) SCROLL WORK.  Mine look like crap and no matter how I draw it in practice or pipe it or whatever...it looks like a kindergarten student grabbed my piping bag and made awkward swirls on my cookies.  It is so depressing.    In my mind, I can see it, I can think it, I just CAN'T DO IT!  Arrrggghhhh!!!!

Originally Posted by Debbi Hook - The SPI Flip Flop Foodie:

In my mind, I can see it, I can think it, I just CAN'T DO IT!  Arrrggghhhh!!!!

next time, don't think!!! I taught myself this when I started cake decorating. Whenever I was looking at something to guide me, or I was REALLY concentrating.. that was when I turned out some of the worst designs I had ever seen. But now I know better... just grab the bag and go! Do it fast, do it without thought. I promise you it will help! 

Originally Posted by Debbi Hook - The SPI Flip Flop Foodie:

I love the term kookie kryptonite!  My absolute nemesis is the great big and evil (yet potentially beautiful) SCROLL WORK.  Mine look like crap and no matter how I draw it in practice or pipe it or whatever...it looks like a kindergarten student grabbed my piping bag and made awkward swirls on my cookies.  It is so depressing.    In my mind, I can see it, I can think it, I just CAN'T DO IT!  Arrrggghhhh!!!!

Debbi- Can you do it drawing?  You could scroll with marker and then just trace over it with icing. That's how I do my lettering- My cookie kryptonite is totally freehand icing.  I don't have a KopyKake, but I am not a natural with the icing bag the way, say, Butterwinks, is!

Cookier Block!!! Lettering/Fonts!  Maybe we all need to recite positive affirmations, practice mental imagery, spend a few hours on a therapist's couch, have a lucky troll on the decorating table, do it 100 times without stopping, practice with paper & pencil, go through the motions with nothing in our hands.  Decorating is a mental, emotional & physical skill, not just talent.  I think I can I think I can I think I can I think I can......

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