How To Speed Up The Cookie Decorating Process? (Cut-Out Cookies And Royal Icing)

Decorating By beachandsweets Updated 22 Dec 2014 , 3:32pm by beachandsweets

beachandsweets Posted 17 Nov 2014 , 11:03pm
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It takes me forever to make the royal icing, divide it evenly, dye it, set up the piping bags, fill the bags, and then by that time I don't even want to decorate my cookies! How can I speed up this process? I've heard of freezing royal icing, in which case I could do this in advance. Thanks!

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ypierce82 Posted 17 Nov 2014 , 11:12pm
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AI always make and color the icing on one day and I'm ready to go the next day. All of that prep in one day is too much for me lol I've never heard of freezing it. Make a small batch and test.

CWR41 Posted 18 Nov 2014 , 1:06am
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I outline and flood in white, then airbrush the color/design.
beachandsweets Posted 18 Nov 2014 , 10:09pm
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You can leave royal icing at room temperature? And that would be great if I had an airbrush :(

ammcats Posted 18 Nov 2014 , 10:38pm
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AI freeze batches of white royal icing all the time. Just pop it out of the freezer the night before I need it. Have also frozen it coloured. Good stir and off you go.

ypierce82 Posted 19 Nov 2014 , 4:50am
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AYes you can leave royal at room temp its perfectly fine.

beachandsweets Posted 19 Nov 2014 , 5:11pm
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Thanks everyone, I will definitely do that next time!

forjenns Posted 19 Nov 2014 , 6:14pm
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I do this all the time - I often will make a big batch of Antonia74's RI and freeze in 1C measurements then pull out what I want the night before. WhenI do this I cut the water just a bit.  It is also fine on the counter for a couple days.

Isabelh Posted 23 Nov 2014 , 9:09am
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Hi, yes you can totally freeze your royal icing and save it for the next time. Once thawed it will be less thick than the original. In that case you can add powdered sugar for more thickness. Have fun decorating!

ruellesmith Posted 26 Nov 2014 , 2:37am
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Like some of the others here are doing, I freeze batches of white royal icing too. I've never encountered any problems with this. Though I've only done once leaving it on the counter for a few days.

imagenthatnj Posted 19 Dec 2014 , 8:47pm
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You should also try making icing bullets (or frosting bullets). Maybe you'll like them. There are some people who freeze them already colored, but I haven't done that yet. I always wonder if the color separates.

 

http://www.karenscookies.net/Cookie-Decorating-Video-Color-Mixing-Bag-Filling_ep_74-1.html

 

http://bekicookscakesblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/icing-bag-bullet.html

beachandsweets Posted 22 Dec 2014 , 3:55am
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You should also try making icing bullets (or frosting bullets). Maybe you'll like them. There are some people who freeze them already colored, but I haven't done that yet. I always wonder if the color separates.

[URL=http://www.karenscookies.net/Cookie-Decorating-Video-Color-Mixing-Bag-Filling_ep_74-1.html]http://www.karenscookies.net/Cookie-Decorating-Video-Color-Mixing-Bag-Filling_ep_74-1.html[/URL]

[URL=http://bekicookscakesblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/icing-bag-bullet.html]http://bekicookscakesblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/icing-bag-bullet.html[/URL]

Great idea! Does this work with royal using though because it's more liquidy than buttercream

imagenthatnj Posted 22 Dec 2014 , 4:06am
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It sure does! Karenscookies.net is working with royal icing int he first link. She uses just one container to mix one color after another (no washing) and then shows you how to make the icing bullets. If you google "icing bullets" you'd probably find a lot of other forums where they discuss them.

beachandsweets Posted 22 Dec 2014 , 3:32pm
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It sure does! Karenscookies.net is working with royal icing int he first link. She uses just one container to mix one color after another (no washing) and then shows you how to make the icing bullets. If you google "icing bullets" you'd probably find a lot of other forums where they discuss them.

Awesome thanks!

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