I baked 4 dozen of sugar cookies last night in the shape of Wilton's 3 set of Snowflakes. I am going to be decorating them tonight but I dont know what icing to use. Can someone please help? I have the Wilton Buttercream icing recipe but I wasnt sure if that would taste good on sugar cookies. I am new to decorating cookies and would love any help that I can receive. Also, any ideas on decorating them?
I just made a few dozen gingerbread snowflakes and I used royal icing with just a light blue tint and some luster dust to make them sparkle. I used a stiffer RI and left them to set and dry before I dusted them.
there are several cookie icings that are really great for decorating cookies. You can use a royal icing, a glace icing, or a buttercream. You can also decorate/frost with fondant or rolled buttercream.
Personally, I LOVE Antonia74's royal icing recipe (here in the recipe section on CC).
Here are some threads that have information that might be helpful to you...
glace & royal
Thanks so much! For the buttercream icing would they be ok traveling 5 hours? I am decorating them tonight and traveling tomorrow in the evening. For the Royal Icing, how does it taste? I have seen where some people dont like the taste of it...
Thanks so much for the wonderful links!
The only RI recipe I use is Antonia74's - it tastes fine (I've never had any complaints!). I flavor it with either clear vanilla or another natural flavoring (the original recipe was created by someone in Canada, and the Meringue powder she gets has vanilla added in it).