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DIY: Cookie decorating

image(4)CONFESSION: I’ve always been a complete slob when it comes to decorating cookies. In my mind’s eye, I create the most gorgeous, wonderful confections. Such slow, meaningful effort goes into the baking that I convince myself that of course I can decorate the cookies like a pro.

…until my caffeine-infused, palsied hands begin the delicate piping and the whole cookie perfection dream is shot to hell in a pastry bag.

Being the intensely awesome internet sleuth I am, I’ve checked out several Youtube videos on the subject of CORRECTLY decorating these sugar beauties and can proudly attest that even the most slobbery slobberton (such as myself) CAN create a pretty cookie.

Below, find a few pics of how I went about the delicate business. Also be sure to check out the vids on piping and flooding.

First up: basic decorating. How to flood a cookie


Interested in simple dots? Here’s what I did:
step1 Begin with a flooded cookie. Make sure the icing is completely dry.

step2
Next, measure out the distance you want for your dots, and mark the distance using a pin.

step3 Finally, ice the dots. You can then use these dots as a baseline for making more involved designs, like lace.


Interested in something more challenging? Try this:


More info here

Responses to "DIY: Cookie decorating"

Stephen says:

“until my caffeine-infused, palsied hands begin the delicate piping and the whole cookie perfection dream is shot to hell in a pastry bag.”

Now that’s just good writing.

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