Ideas For Icing

Baking By laeason Updated 2 Apr 2009 , 11:43am by GeminiRJ

laeason Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 12:27pm
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I am new to cookie decorating and wanting to make bunny and egg cookies for Easter. I need help with the icing. How do you get that shiny smooth finish. Is it color flow??? How do you pipe the outlines on the cookies??? Help!

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imamommy1205 Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 1:13pm
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When I have done it I have just had to free hand, takes practice though (I know I need more!). I will either put the icing in a plastic baggie and cut a tiny hole, or use a piping bag with a tip on it.
I just use royal icing (although it doesnt taste right with the cookies that are soft in the middle). I make the regular consistency for the outline part, then thin some of it out so I can kinda of pour it into the outline with a spoon and spread it around, then let is dry and harden completely. Then you can use the regular consistency icing again to add details (again, AFTER the middle dries).

I am by no means an expert, this is just my experience with it. Good luck! I was actually thinking about the same idea for Easter cookies. icon_smile.gif

GeminiRJ Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 5:38pm
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I use a slight variation of Toba's Glace icing for all my cookies. I usually add more powdered sugar, until I get the consistency of slightly thick Elmer's school glue. For the Easter egg cookies I recently posted, I outlined the cookie using a #4 tip and then immediately piped more icing in the area in a zig zag pattern. I used a tapered off-set spatula to smooth out the icing over the entire area. I thickened my icing even more, until it was the consistency of peanut butter. I used a #1s or #1 tip to pipe all the details (crosshatching, dots, etc.). Normally, it would kill my wrist to do all that piping, but the pastel colors seemed to flow differently than when using black. These eggs were a LOT of fun to do!

toleshed Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 7:59pm
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Those easter eggs in your photos are gorgeous. Great job

GeminiRJ Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 11:43am
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Originally Posted by toleshed

Those easter eggs in your photos are gorgeous. Great job

Thank you! I enjoyed doing them, and will probably do some more before Easter rolls around.

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