Tips For Flooding Cookies Into Perfect Circles?

Baking By tsal Updated 21 Nov 2010 , 10:50pm by TracyLH

tsal Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 6:11pm
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Hi,

I'm making round cookies and flooding them with royal icing. I'm having trouble making my circles look even. It appears that I start off at one point and then seem to migrate either inwards or outwards so that my circle ends up wonky. Should I do a half circle, stop and turn the cookie and do the other half? Doing one big round circle doesn't seem to be working for me.

I'm using a disposable piping bad and piping tip.

Any suggestions?

7 replies
MissLisa Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 6:15pm
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Can you dip a slightly smaller cutter into the royal and make an "imprint" on the cookie to follow?

Sucrea Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 6:17pm
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You could use a round cookie cutter to set on top and go around it. Then remove and flood away! HTH

imagenthatnj Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 6:18pm
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Are you making a circle outline first with thicker royal icing, and then flooding the icing (which should be a thinner consistency)?

Sweetopia is usually very good at tutorials for cookies.

http://sweetopia.net/2009/06/cookie-decorating-tutorial-general-tips-butterfly-cookies/comment-page-2/

http://sweetopia.net/category/decorated-cookies/

tsal Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 6:34pm
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Thanks everyone! Wow - I love this site!

I'm going to try MissLisa's suggestion first. I'm on the hunt for a smaller cutter to try...

I'm checking out those links now. icon_smile.gif

cheatize Posted 18 Nov 2010 , 4:47am
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I think the Royal would stick to the cutter, wouldn't it? Perhaps you could very lightly dampen the cutter, put it on the cookie, and then you'd have a mark to follow. It would have to be just a bit, though, or it would thin the Royal.

leily Posted 18 Nov 2010 , 2:18pm
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you should be able to use the same cutter, most cookies spread a little bit when cooked so using the same cutter will get you close to the edge.

TracyLH Posted 21 Nov 2010 , 10:50pm
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I have done the same idea of impressing a round before baking and also have taken a round, put it on top after baking and turned it a few times to set my circle. That helped. Circles can be tricky!

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