I attnepred royal icon and chocolate sugar cookies
I thought both were a success but my cookies broke lol and my icing .. I have no idea what consistency it is
it's super shiny ..
I can't dye it black to pipe with and I can't make it flood ..
I tried posting pictures and it won't work I can't win tonight haha
I just wanna make paint your own cookies and call it a night
any suggestions or good recipes for small batches ??
Your icing is quite firm. It should be ok for piping the edges of the cookies, or you could make it slightly softer with a drop (and I do mean A DROP) of water. To flood, you need to let it down quite a lot with water, when you dribble a little icing back into the bowl, it should disappear within 10 seconds.
To get really black icing, you need to add a lot of gel paste colour, and for deeper shades I tend to let them rest for a little while to let the colour develop.
Using black cocoa powder or even just regular cocoa powder (in place of a little of the powdered sugar) will also make it easier to make it black... it will give you a dark base to start with ...
Ahh coco powdered forgot about that ! Thanks
making the icing seems easier then it is
is the icing supposed to be this fluffy like 'marshmallow fluff 'my son says ..
i tried covering a cookie with a spoon of it and it seemed like buttercream consistency
I definitely agree with using cocoa powder to start, then adding a little black gel color. It gets it black without a lot of color and the taste is amazing. If your icing is behaving like buttercream and is thick, you need to add a few drops of water so that it thins out. I run a knife through it and the line disappears at 15 seconds, which is the consistency that I like, but 10 is what some usually do, too.It should spread out on it's own with minimal help. I beat my icing on low speed for 10 minutes and it takes some of the shine away and they dry matte.
Thank you !
So this morning I touched the few of my practice cookies
the outlines seemed hard but I noticed I guess while piping last night that the line broke in between some spots
and my cookies are a rock !
Are sugar cookies supposed to be that way !?? Lol ooopsie
I'm going to try this again later
just need more sugar
i found this link
this is what mine resembles ,marshmallow fluff they say it might of been over beaten but am i stuck with unusable icing or can it be fixed?