Decorating Sugar Cookies

Baking By heathers09 Updated 16 Mar 2010 , 3:15pm by impala

heathers09 Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 7:03pm
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I was wondering what is best way to decorate. Royal icing, glaze or fondant? Any advice would be great.


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peg818 Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 7:05pm
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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.

FlourPots Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 3:43am
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Well the easiest way is fondant for sure.

JGMB Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 3:48am
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I like to use glace. It's delicious!

JanH Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 4:30am
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Lita829 Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 4:57am
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I hear that fondant is the easiest way but I like RI. If flavored right...YUM!

bonniebakes Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 1:11pm
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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.

luv2bake6 Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 1:22pm
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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!

Cake-makerz Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 3:02pm
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I use royal icing from a tube
It's very useful !

impala Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 3:15pm
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I Love to use fondant. You can bake, decorate, and bag all in one night.

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