Hi, I want to practice my piping skills and general cookie decorating, without actually having the expense and work of baking cookies everyday. Does anyone have any ideas of something that is washable that i could just practice deorating so that when i do make cookies, they actually look really good!?
I would try waxed or parchment paper. We also practiced on a vinyl tablecloth. Just scrape off and reuse the icing. When it gets an ugly color - just make black or brown. Also grab a cheap bag of store cookies and do it on them. You can use them for display - who cares how old they are if you aren't going to eat them! Good Luck!
How about using precut foam shapes, then you can wash (I hope) the icing off when you're done.
But what's the fun in that? There are no mistakes to eat. That is almost sinful.
Sometimes when I'm messing around with a new design, I will cut a foam plate in the shape of the cookie I need and then practice on it......easy to wipe clean with a damp cloth and start over if necesary.