What Is The Best Way To Cover A Cookie Tree?

Baking By Kiddiekakes Updated 14 Dec 2009 , 12:31am by Kiddiekakes

Kiddiekakes Posted 13 Dec 2009 , 3:21pm
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I am making the wilton cookie tree for a gift for my hubby's boss.I want to pour thinned down royal icing over it.Should I pour the icing on each piece and let it dry and then stack or should I put it all together and then pour the icing down over top of the branches??

I'm not sure which is easiest and less messy...


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LaBellaFlor Posted 13 Dec 2009 , 7:55pm
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Do you mean like to cover the cookie or to make icicles?

Kiddiekakes Posted 14 Dec 2009 , 12:04am
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I mean should I put the cookies seprate on a rack and use poured thin RI to cover each cookie and then let it dry or....stack all the cookies on the tree and pour the icing down over top like a waterfall?

Rylan Posted 14 Dec 2009 , 12:19am
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Hi Laurel,

I would personally cover the cookies with royal Icing first before stacking. I'm afraid you might miss some spots if you did it stacked--or maybe some of the icing might pool.

Kiddiekakes Posted 14 Dec 2009 , 12:22am
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I was thinking of that to...Will I get rack marks underneath my cookies...I don't want them to be noticable!

Rylan Posted 14 Dec 2009 , 12:25am
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I have done it with no problems with rack marks. If you do get problems, try elevating the cookies on top of something smaller instead.

laurs_1981 Posted 14 Dec 2009 , 12:27am
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i would ice each cookie, stack using a dab of icing, then decorate....that's how i've always done it and it works well...plus when you go to eat it, each cookie is iced!

Kiddiekakes Posted 14 Dec 2009 , 12:31am
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Okay great ..Thanks Rylan and Laurs-1981

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