Creating an Invisible Outline with Royal Icing

Invisible Outline with Royal Icing_4

Cookie decorating is more than a hobby, it's an art.  With time and practice we develop a style and technique all our own.  After four years of practice some of my "techniques" are so ingrained that they're habit. One particular technique that seems to interest people is creating a invisible royal icing outline.  I've done it for so long that I didn't even notice until a friend pointed it out. This is what gives my cookies that seamless … [Read more...]

Consistency Is KEY…Twenty-Second Icing and Beyond

All consistencies

You might as well sit down and get comfortable, because the dreaded icing consistency lecture is finally here. If you read many cookie blogs, you might have noticed that consistency is a pretty hot topic lately.  That's because as a cookie decorator, icing consistency is the single most important factor in your success OR failure as a decorator. Hear what I am saying, this is important stuff. When I make cookies, I ALWAYS start with my … [Read more...]

Baking the Perfect Sugar Cookie

Basic Roll Out Cookies

*This is my basic sugar cookie recipe converted to grams.  For the original, standard American measurements, click here. A good cookie base is an essential component of perfectly decorated sugar cookies. It takes a little practice, but with the right recipe and a few tips it's very easy to bake perfect sugar cookies very time. First of all, I would like to say, I am not an expert.  I haven't been to a fancy pastry school or had any sort … [Read more...]