I have 2 orders due this weekend and had to start doing the images for them. One order is 3 dozen christmas cookies and the other is a 60th b-day cookie bouquet with 2 dozen cookies. Because I am no good at free handing ANYTHING I usually do royal icing images. This way I can do very nice cookies of anything I want. HOWEVER it takes a long time since they are so detailed and my hand is so sore now after 6 hours of making images. I have to make them 2 days ahead of the cookies to give them time to dry. I have attached some of the christmas ones I did, I will post pictures of the cookies once they are finished on Sunday.
Those look so good!
they are very cute! nice work!
They'll love them. They are all so cute. Nice job.
Those are ABSOLUTELY wonderful!! WOW. Did you trace each pattern first. Do you place those on round cookies? I mean, these are REALLY nice.
Great work! Really nice!
THose are great. How do you place them on the cookies?
They are great...aren't you worried about them breaking??
Hi Guys, thanks for the comments and questions.
I always make a couple extra but honestly I don't usually have any breakage. Like any technique, pratice makes perfect to find out what works. I found there are a few tricks, one is to make sure you do them on a hard surface that will not bend - I use cake boards. Second I do a good sized boarder so that I can use a good amount to fill in with and make sure that when you fill in, you use a toothpick and get into the small spots and right to the edges. Now make sure you let them dry for 24-48hrs, longer is better. Most royal icing breaks when either too thin or more often not dried properly I put these on all shapes of cookies, usually either gingerbread or the no-fail sugar cookies. I'll post pictures of the finished cookies when I am done this weekend.
They look great Can't wait to see the finished cookies!
Great Idea, I usually do this with gingerbread houses. I do all the ornamentation first...like the wreaths, candles , poinsettias and such...then when I put the house together..all I have to do is add the candies..
Great job!!! I can't wait to see the finished cookies.
Nice job ! Can't wait to see the finished cookies. My favorite is the reindeers.
Those are simply adorable and perfect kiddo, I love them, what a marvelous job you did! Hhmn, is the doggie to scare the cat away, haha, maybe I should try that!
Gosh, you do perfect work!