I am a newbie to cake and cookie decorating. But, I am determined to make a cake and cookie favors for my son's communion this April.
I know how to bake from scratch but I just started taking classes in cake decorating. I wanted to ask how to prepared the icing for the base of the cookies. I'm looking to achieve that thin yet smooth base before decorating the cookies. Anytime I make it, it comes out runny and leaks off the cookies or it's too thick and i don't get that smooth glass-like base.
Is there a recipe I should follow to get the right consistence. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I just want to do something special to celebrate my little man's day. I appreciate any guidance.
Thank you in advance.
For that smooth glass like base on your cookies, try royal icing.
Royal icing is the way to go. Make it a little thicker to outline the cookie and then gradually thin it out with water to use it to fill it in. If you outline the cookie first, it creates a dam so the thinner icing doesn't run over. If you thin it out too much, you can add a little powdered sugar to thicken it up again. Also, don't overbeat it and let it settle for a little bit (covered) so you don't get air bubbles.
Hope this helps with the cookie decorating and good luck!