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...
Do you mean like to cover the cookie or to make icicles?
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?
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.
I was thinking of that to...Will I get rack marks underneath my cookies...I don't want them to be noticable!
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.
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!
Okay great ..Thanks Rylan and Laurs-1981