Scales On Fish Cookie?

Baking By cakesrock Updated 22 Feb 2010 , 8:05pm by antonia74

cakesrock Posted 21 Feb 2010 , 9:56pm
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How do I do scales on a fish cookie? I want them to look indented into the icing. Here are a couple of examples of what I'd like to achieve:

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QueenOfSweets Posted 21 Feb 2010 , 11:58pm
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I've done something similar to this before by using a rolled buttercream or fondant on my cookies instead of royal icing. Use the same cutter for the icing that you used for the cookie. Place the fondant or rolled buttercream on the cookie when it comes out of the oven, then you can use fondant tools to add the texture in before the fondant dries. Hope that helps!

antonia74 Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 2:22am
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I agree with QueenofSweets, but I'd use a curved metal piping tip to imprint the scales. Ateco brand tips in #59 or #81 are perfect for that job.

KHalstead Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 7:16pm
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I use just a round tip in the proper size........depends on how big your cookie is, you may need a #12 or even the back end of the tip if it's a large cookie. I've even used a drinking straw cut in half for small fish cookies.

antonia74 Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 8:05pm
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Originally Posted by KHalstead

I've even used a drinking straw cut in half for small fish cookies.

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