Thanks so much for the compliments, all.
My husband maintains my web site -- I'm pretty computer illiterate and I've never spent more than a minute looking at it, so it's nice to hear some independent confirmation that it is OK
Originally Posted by CindyM
Do you outline the cookie first and then flood? And do you use a special recipe for your royal icing? It looked like a few details my have been fondant?
I always outline first and then flood. No special recipe for royal; I use meringue powder, not raw egg whites. Some details for the fancier cookies are with fondant -- good eye!
I have a question, for anyone who has worked with royal icing: when I outline and flood a very narrow area the drying process creates a sink hole sometimes -- not always, but enough to mar the look of many cookies and drive me insane. Any ideas? I'd be most grateful to hear from anyone who's had the same problem -- and figured out how to solve it.