I was wondering what is best way to decorate. Royal icing, glaze or fondant? Any advice would be great.
It really depends on the look you want. My preferred way is to use fondant, with royal icing accents. But some cookie designs lend themselves better to a flood type of icing.
Well the easiest way is fondant for sure.
I like to use glace. It's delicious!
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I hear that fondant is the easiest way but I like RI. If flavored right...YUM!
I prefer Antonia74's royal icing. It doesn't dry rock hard like the royal icing you use on gingerbread houses - it dries hard enough to stack and bag, but the underneath layer (next to the cookie) stays soft.
I think it's a matter of preference for the taste and the medium... if just find RI easier for me to work with.
Definately a matter of preference as said above.
I now like to use glace, but if i'm in a rush, i'll use fondant. Some like to use MMF or RBC.
I recommend you try each option and decide what taste you like and what's easier for you to do. Good luck!
I use royal icing from a tube
It's very useful !
I Love to use fondant. You can bake, decorate, and bag all in one night.