marthastewartwannabe Posted 14 Jun 2013 , 12:05am
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AHello All, I've just got into decorating cookies in the last year and very recently started doing giant cookie cakes. My question is, how do you get the smooth icing look on cookie cakes--like, if you were decorating some sort of image on it and not just lettering? When I do sugar cookies of course I pipe and use flood icing. But with the cookie cakes I use buttercream. Dumb question I know, but how am I to get the buttercream smooth on it? Thanks so much!

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kakeladi Posted 14 Jun 2013 , 2:32am
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Over the years I've made a ton of those giant cookies (some can be seen in my gallery). 

I never iced the whole cookie - just decorated them w/b'cream.

My suggestion is to make the icing thick enough that any unevenness isn't noticed.  Be sure your icing in on the thin side & use a dough scraper or off-set spatula.

RoyalCreamery Posted 14 Jun 2013 , 4:49am
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ASorry to butt in :) is it possible to make a giant sugar cookie and decorate with royal icing?

marthastewartwannabe Posted 14 Jun 2013 , 6:02pm
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AKakeladi, Thanks so much! How can I view your gallery? I'm a newbie here, lol...

BobbiR Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 2:26pm
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yes you can make a giant cookie and decorate with royal icing. thats my favorite way to do it.

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