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:
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!
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.
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.
I've even used a drinking straw cut in half for small fish cookies.
i LOVE that idea!!!!