Days have been busy around here but we are being productive. This Friday it will be a year since I created my one and only video tutorial and I’m excited to be finally preparing another one for you. My edible icing printer will be the star of this one as I show you how I work with edible images for decorating cookies! I hope that when it is ready, you will tune in as I will be covering as much as I can from setting up your printer to packaging your edible imaged decorated cookies.
Meanwhile, back in the realm of royal icing only decorated cookies, I was recently given free reign to create a cookie for a baby shower. The only stipulation was that the cookies be brown and blue to match the new baby’s nursery colours.
Baby elephants came to mind and I found a picture of one on the internet. After re-sizing it to fit the cookies I was baking, I traced the image onto a piece of card stock and then cut it out.
I decided to alternate the background of each cookie using dark brown and a lighter blue. Half of the cookies were piped and flooded in brown, the other half in blue.
Then with dark brown flood icing and light blue flood icing I added dots of various sizes.
After the flooded cookies had dried overnight, I used my cardstock template and a black edible icing image to trace the outline onto the flood cookies. With black piping icing, I piped over the traced image.
Once the piping icing had dried, the elephants were flooded with a sage green flood icing.
The sage green does not show up well in the photos but it was a great colour for these cookies. With the flooded elephants dry, black piping icing was used to outline the ears.
When the flooded elephant was completed dry, a small amount of clear corn syrup was added to the ear and then sparkling sanding sugar was shaken over it.
You’ll notice that I’ve included some cookies in this post that are not quite as lovely as they could be. Any guesses as to what happened?
Thanks for visiting and don’t forget to keep an eye out for my new video. Coming soon to a computer, tablet and/or phone screen near you.