Snowflake Cookie Decorating Ideas.... Please Help!

Baking By khottle Updated 23 Dec 2009 , 9:57pm by khottle

khottle Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 8:40pm
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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?

THANKS!! icon_biggrin.gif

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ramie7224 Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 8:48pm
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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.

bonniebakes Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 9:25pm
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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

icing tips/info

Antonia74s article

have fun!!

khottle Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 9:45pm
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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!

bonniebakes Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 9:51pm
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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).

khottle Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 9:57pm
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Thanks bonniebakes!!

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