Friday, November 21, 2014

Tip for Decorated Cookies: Correct royal icing “mistakes” quick and easy!

Photos taken with my filming camera. Please excuse poor quality of them.


We are going backstage a bit today. As a cookie decorator enthusiast I cannot tell you how many times I have made mistakes when I am decorating cookies.  Maybe it´s because I ended up not liking the final design, maybe I was too shaky and that ruined the whole thing (you kind of need a somewhat steady hand for details) and some other times I just want to try a totally different design as I go.

The thing is, it´s OK to make mistakes. Maybe it´s better is a way, because that´s how you learn. Life would be pretty boring if we were all perfect and didn´t make a single mistake, don´t you think? I definitely learned that kind of the hard way. Sometimes I would add a second design on tops of the “ugly” first one (yeah, two layers of royal icing, talk about sugar!) or I just threw the whole cookie to the garbage (talk about wasting a delicious cookie + ingredients).

However, ever since I made this little guy my decorating cookies life changed for good. I use it every time I use royal icing; they go together to me. As you go, you will find out all its neat uses. Not only does it work to help you smooth your royal icing/ get rid of air bubbles, it also doubles as a cleaning assistant. The more you use it and get familiar with it you will end up using it for everything. And I mean everything, sometimes to paint quick dots on your dry royal icing even.  Whomever came up with the idea of using a scribe tool for decorating cookies with royal icing is a genius to me!

But now, you have your messed up decorated cookie and your scribe tool…what´s next? Find out here: