Originally Posted by sister340
Gemini, would you mind telling us how you apply the glace to the small areas? And what order you do the steps. Ex: bake, cool, then what comes next? Thanks for all the great templates!
Sorry, I forgot I was going to answer your question, too! I use a smaller tip to apply the icing to small areas (usually a #2). If the design is complicated, I will draw it on the cookie using my kopykake projector and food color pens. If I only need a couple little tick marks to make sure I keep the design consistent, I will simply use a pencil (no worries, it's non-toxic). I pick a light color to start with and ice all the cookies with that. Then I move on to another color that preferrably does not touch the first color. Think of it like a paint-by-number, and do each area accordingly. Once all the icing has been added, that's when I mix the leftover icings together and add the black. Until the outlines have been added, most of my cookies look pretty disappointing! As globalgatherings mentioned, the black really makes the design pop. It makes a HUGE difference! If you don't like to use black, add enough powdered sugar to the color icing you want to use for the outlines, and use that.