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Old 12-14-2008, 05:46 PM   #11
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By the way - how does one do that light coating of confectioner's sugar that is so attractive? There must be some tool for this I'm thinking - surely you can't do that by hand? What's more - I've seen designs that were sort of cut into the coating of confectioner's sugar - any idea how to do that as well?
I use a fine-mesh strainer/sieve to "sprinkle" powdered sugar over things.

As for the designs that appear cut into foods, those are done using stencils, which can be purchased. Paper doilies work just as well.

For example, if you want to decorate the top of a plain gingerbread cake, just place a doily on top that's the right size. Sprinkle the sugar over the doily, then remove the doily carefully. The sugar will have filtered through the little holes in the doily and create a pretty design on the cake.
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Old 12-14-2008, 06:43 PM   #12
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LOL, cowboy! Well, to me, a pancake is a pancake, but there is NO maple syrup for me besides the real stuff!

Thanks for the whisking tips - I'll follow your suggestions.

What is the "i" in "u of i"?

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LOL, cowboy! Well, to me, a pancake is a pancake, but there is NO maple syrup for me besides the real stuff!

Thanks for the whisking tips - I'll follow your suggestions.

What is the "i" in "u of i"?

Lee
I know I know - it's akin to admitting to liking Backstreet Boys... But I've done all sorts of tests and nothing completes a pancake for me like Aunt Jemimas... Maple syrup is just too watery or something. I dunno.

The I is Illinois - University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (BSEE '07)

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Old 12-15-2008, 07:44 PM   #14
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"I know I know - it's akin to admitting to liking Backstreet Boys... "

That was funny, cowboy! :)
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Congratulations, Michael. Our youngest graduated from University of Illinois - Carbondale, engineering, too.
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