Please oh please let there be some knowledgable soul out there who can tell me what I am doing wrong. I own a home based cookie business specializing in decorated cookies for all occasions. Sometimes I experience color "bleeding" with my royal icing that I decorate the cookies with and I cannot for the life of me find a way to make it stop. My recipe for royal icing is 10x sugar, meringue powder, water and Wilton food coloring paste. I mix the colors up a week in advance to let them blend. I let the first coat of icing dry completely before piping a second color on top and that icing is usually stiff. I have the most trouble with light colors on dark colors but not all colors. It's been very frustrating and I'm seriously considering throwing in the towel. I've asked all of the top mail order cookie businesses for help but no one will. Have any of you run into this problem? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Cookie Lady :o(