Black royal bleeding problem.
I am by no means a cookie decorator, nor am I very experienced with royal icing but last week I decided to tinker around with some sugar cookies and I was itching to try my hand at some simple decorating. At first I did some light pink and green cookies with no problems, they turned out pretty cute (for a beginner lol) and then I helped my sister with a school project, decorating cookies in the shape of Maine. We did the states purple and used black royal to write “Maine” across them. They looked great! I was so proud of her! I used the rest of the leftover purple and black to tinker around with a few extra cookies. We let them dry overnight and the next morning I came in to find that the black icing had bled into the purple sometime during the night (they were fine for hours after we finished them).
Here some photos to show how they bled:
Does anyone know why they did this? Or how to prevent it for future decorating? Thank you!
Nikki, So Cal, www.Facebook.com/nikkibelleperchecakes