I'm making some Jack Skellington cookies and using Antonia's Royal Icing (which I love!). I want to add some of the Wilton black sugar to the eyes and mouth, but am not sure how to go about it. How and when do you add the sugar on the decorations?
Make absolutely sure every part of the cookie is completely dry. Then add the parts you want to put the sanding sugar on in RI. Gently cover with sugar then shake off.
I'm a fan of sanding sugar. My piping is frustrating at times....so, I like to pipe a border, apply sanding sugar...then flood & maybe add a MMF accent. One step...and easy. So, I've had some practice...
One tip that's a little bit of a pain but it's so worth it is...to make sure what ever color sanding sugar you're adding, also try to use royal icing the same or very similar color. It just looks neater to me.
Black is a bummer sometimes...just gotta make sure like Malakin said everything else is dry. I had success with my soccer balls last week & I just made sure the black was dry then applied white..and I didn't have one problem.